Monroe College, founded in 1933, is a national leader in higher education access, affordability, and attainment. We believe in the power of education to facilitate social mobility and transform communities, and embrace our responsibility to advocate national policies that serve students’ best interests.
We are proud of our outcomes and unique caring environment, especially for first-generation college students, newly arriving immigrants, and international students. Our innovative curriculum, taught by experienced industry professionals, integrates local, national, and global perspectives. Our academic programs align with industries that drive the New York and international economies that we serve. Our graduates are prepared for continued scholarship, professional growth, and career advancement.
Our Core Values
Outcomes drive us.
We are committed to remaining a national leader in delivering strong outcomes for students and always strive for continuous improvement.
Integrity guides us.
Honesty, transparency, accountability, and fairness are the bedrock of our work.
Relationships define us.
We build strong personal connections among students, faculty, and staff, as well as with external educational, corporate, and community partners.
Latest News Releases
December 15, 2021:
Monroe College Recognizes Four Exceptional Faculty Members with 2021 W. Jeff Wallis Faculty of Distinction Award
December 8, 2021:
Monroe College Awarded $1.625 Million Grant to Help Prepare Underrepresented and Economically Disadvantaged Individuals for Teaching Careers
November 23, 2021:
Monroe College Expands Collaboration with Government of Antigua and Barbuda to Create New Academic and Vocational Training Opportunities for Local Residents
November 17, 2021:
Monroe College Hosts “Sisters In Law: Rising as We Climb” Event to Motivate and Empower Young Women of Color to Chase their Personal, Academic, and Professional Dreams
November 10, 2021:
Monroe College Hosts Special Male Empowerment “My Brother’s Keeper” Townhall Today for Area High School Students
September 6, 2021:
Monroe College and SEED Project Announce Innovative Program to Increase College Access and Affordability for Students in Africa
July 8, 2021:
Monroe College's School of Education Earns Prestigious CAEP Accreditation
June 15, 2021:
Monroe College Confers Degrees at 88th Annual Commencement
February 2, 2021:
Monroe College Launches Institute for Civic Engagement and Social Justice to Provide Civics Education, Social Justice Programming, Mentorship and Community Outreach
October 22, 2020:
Monroe College Celebrates the Class of 2020 at Annual Commencement Ceremony for St. Lucia Campus Graduates
October 22, 2020: Monroe College Hosts “DiVA Talk 2020: Boots on the Ground” Virtual Event to Address Domestic Violence
October 21, 2020:
Monroe College Launches Au Pair Academy to Provide Special Academic and Cultural Enrichment Courses to Meet the Needs of Busy Au Pairs
June 17, 2020:
Monroe College Confers 2,457 Degrees at 87th Annual Commencement
May 12, 2020:
Monroe College Distributes $2.6 Million in First Round of CARES Act Emergency Relief Grants for Struggling Students
April 5, 2020:
Monroe College Postpones 2020 Commencement Until the Fall
March 11, 2020:
Monroe College Transitions On-Campus Classes to Online Format
October 3, 2019:
Monroe College Hosts “DiVA Talk 2019" Town Hall on Domestic Violence