Monroe College is one of the nation's leaders in granting associate degrees to minorities and one of the nation's top schools in granting associate degrees in business according to a Community College Week analysis of 2001-2002 US Department of Education statistics. "This is confirmation that individualized attention and small classes can lead directly to student achievement," commented President Stephen Jerome. "With our award-winning learning centers, extensive academic support services, and network of tutoring workshops, Monroe College staff and faculty make a genuine commitment to student success."
In a survey of 2,565 institutions, Monroe College was ranked 17th in the nation in the number of associate degrees granted to minority students. The 783 minority students who earned Monroe associate degrees in 2001-2002, was an increase of 32% over the 594 degree-winners in 2000-2001. Monroe was 11th in the nation in granting degrees to black students and listed at 28th in Hispanic-American graduates. The study also indicated that Monroe College is one of the nation's top schools in granting business degrees. In 2001-2002, 783 Monroe students earned associates degrees in Applied Science in Business Administration, ranking Monroe third in the nation.
"The Monroe College business program is taught by faculty who are as much at home in a business office as they are in a classroom," said Associate Academic Dean Carol Genese. "The ‘real-world' perspective they bring integrates the latest business software and technology into the academic offerings."