Monroe College is a private for-profit, primarily two-year institution of higher education, with a main campus located in Bronx, New York.
Since it was founded in 1933, Monroe College has been nationally recognized for its ability to provide students a focused and career-oriented education. The Monroe School of Business began under Mildred King at 1940 Boston Post Road in the West section of the Bronx. Within no time, the original seven students turned into 145 students and continued to increase quickly. Today, Monroe College prides itself on its ability to adapt curriculums to the ever-changing dynamics of the business world. In addition, Monroe College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
In their mission statement, Monroe College says, “We provide professional, career oriented higher education to students from diverse backgrounds. We proudly offer access and opportunity to motivated students who desire to enrich their lives in a personalized and supportive environment. We provide caring and effective teaching and sustain faculty who are passionate, knowledgeable, and dedicated to student success. We build on these strengths to prepare graduates for successful careers.”
Monroe College offers students what they call the Monroe Advantage Plan that consists of the following seven advantages:
- Earn your Bachelor’s degree is 3 years
- Earn up to 45 credits in one year
- Maintain tuition affordability with scholarships and grants
- Increase possibility for on-time graduation by over 65%
- Experience real-world internships I your field of study
- Have the entire month of August off to relax and enjoy time with friends and family, as well as two weeks off in both December and April
- Experience exciting courses taught by nationally recognized educators
Monroe College awards Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees, in addition to a practical nursing certificate. Fields of study range from Accounting, Baking and Pastry, and Criminal to Information Technology, Public Health, and Early Childhood Education. Programs are housed in the following schools:
- School of Criminal Justice
- School of Allied Health
- School of Business and Accounting
- School of Education
- School of Informational Technology
- School of Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts
- School of Nursing
- Liberal Arts and Continuing Education
Monroe College maintains the following campus locations:
- Bronx: The main campus of Monroe College is located in the Fordham section of the Bronx. The unique urban location of this campus provides students with a variety of educational experiences and opportunities. Since the location of the main campus is close in proximity to New York City, students have access to many resources and attractions.
- New Rochelle: The New Rochelle campus is located in downtown New Rochelle, NY, which is located in the suburban community of Weschester County. Because the campus is located in an active area with many convenient forms of transportation, many Monroe students find that it is easy to commute to school. There are six academic buildings on the New Rochelle campus, including a new Culinary Arts Center that was opened in October 2006. In addition, students enjoy spending time in the nearby parks and beaches along the Long Island Sound.
- St. Lucia: This scenic Monroe campus is located in Barnard Hill Castries on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. The campus overlooks the ocean is a just a few minutes walk away from government buildings and the downtown area that includes restaurants, the library, and various tourist attractions.
- Monroe Online: Monroe College also offers the opportunity to take online, distant-learning courses. When designing the online program, Monroe College made sure that students were getting the same support they would get through an on-campus college experience. Students begin their college career with a welcome orientation hosted by the Online department. Once the students are officially enrolled they have full and unlimited access to use Monroe’s libraries, study centers, recreational and career facilities. Once the semester begins, students are assigned to a Personal Student Services Counselor who helps guide your studies and assists with tutoring. In addition, once a month, professors will hold a face-to-face online class where you will be able to have real-time, on the spot discussions. Monroe Online also has a generous transfer policy looking at transcripts to make sure they can give you every possible credit in your new degree program. Most importantly, Monroe’s online classes have been specially designed so that they are completely in synch with those on campus.
Monroe College realizes that paying for college is a stressful concern for many students. Financial aid options include:
- Federal Financial Aid Programs
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
- Work-Study Programs
- Federal Direct Loans (Unsubsidized and Subsidized)
- Federal Direct PLUS Loan
Monroe’s Federal Financial Aid school code is: 004799. In addition to federal and state financial aid programs, Monroe College also has a variety of scholarships that become available to students to apply for as well.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Sector Of Institution:4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit
Highest Level Of Offering:Master's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:2,841
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