CUNY Medgar Evers College

CUNY Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College is a college campus of The City University of New York (CUNY). Located in Brooklyn, New York, the college was established in 1970. It is named after Medgar Wiley Evers, a Mississippi-born black civil rights activist. MEC offers a wide variety of bachelors and associates degrees in diverse areas of study. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • The School of Business
  • The School of Liberal Arts and Education
  • The School of Professional and Community Development
  • The School of Science, Health, and Technology

MEC's campus is home to a number of student clubs and organizations. The college participates in the NCAA Division III's City University of New York Athletic Conference. Its sports teams are nicknamed the Cougars.

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CUNY Medgar Evers College
1650 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn , NY 11225-2010
General Phone: (718) 270-4900

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Medgar Evers College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts253English, liberal arts and sciences
Business and Management206business, business management, accounting
Education and Teaching81special ed, elementary school teaching, teacher aide
Nursing and Emergency Medicine70registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Therapy and Counseling47psychology
Computer Science and Engineering20information science, computer science
Family and Social Work20public administration
Office and Administration9data entry
Conservation and Resource Management5environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for Medgar Evers College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree33215
Associate's degree3907
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years231

Medgar Evers College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Medgar Evers College had a total enrollment of 5,550 students (4,357 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 30%
Women 70%
Full-Time 90%
Part-Time 10%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 1%
Black 83%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 10%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 16%
20-21 13%
22-24 15%
25-29 16%
30-34 10%
35-39 8%
40-49 12%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York97%
(International Students)2%
State unknown1%

Medgar Evers College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 61 %
Part-Time 46 %

Medgar Evers College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of New York, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Medgar Evers College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Ranknot required
High School Recordnot required
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Medgar Evers College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,302
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,942
Books and supplies $ 1,016

Financial Aid:
Medgar Evers College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1009700)

Medgar Evers College Faculty

Medgar Evers College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2632
Non-tenured and not on tenure track158

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year37$102,96325$101,917
Associate professoracademic year13$84,78811$84,841
Assistant professoracademic year21$71,46833$71,504
Instructoracademic year7$55,8363$57,047
Lectureracademic year24$60,21014$60,499
All faculty totalacademic year102$80,86886$79,755

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Medgar Evers College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball City University of New York Athletic Conference
Track City University of New York Athletic Conference

Medgar Evers College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Family And Social Work
Public Administration

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mathematics, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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