Monroe College Main Campus

Monroe College Main Campus

Monroe College, founded in 1933, was established by Mildred King. The main campus of the college is situated in Bronx, New York. The college also has other campuses in New Rochelle in New York and St. Lucia in the Caribbean. The college was named after James Monroe, the fifth President of the United States. Monroe offers a wide variety of degrees and certificate programs in diverse areas of study and is comprised of the following academic units:

  • King Graduate School
  • Liberal Arts, Honors Program and Continuing Ed
  • School of Allied Health Professions
  • School of Business
  • School of Criminal Justice
  • School of General Studies
  • School of Hospitality Management & the Culinary Arts
  • School of Information Technology

The athletics department of Monroe College fields a number of men's and women's sports such as soccer, basketball, baseball, volleyball, softball, and track and field. They are nicknamed the Mustangs and are members of the National Junior College Athletic Association.

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Contacting Monroe College

Monroe College-Main Campus
Monroe College Way
Bronx , NY 10468
General Phone: (718) 933-6700

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Monroe College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management611business management, accounting, accounting technology
Security and Law Enforcement475criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police
Medical Support and Technology307medical assistant
Computer Science and Engineering127computer and info science
Medical Administration122health services administration
Hospitality69hospitality management
Office and Administration33office data entry
Cooking and Culinary Arts26culinary arts services
Nursing and Emergency Medicine18licensed practical nurse

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1,0548
Bachelor's degree6526
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years181
Master's degree641

Monroe College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Monroe College had a total enrollment of 4,677 students (5,562 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 29%
Women 71%
Full-Time 96%
Part-Time 4%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 95%
Graduate 5%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 2%
Black 42%
Hispanic 50%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 8%
20-21 13%
22-24 21%
25-29 24%
30-34 14%
35-39 8%
40-49 9%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Monroe College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 70 %
Part-Time 63 %

Monroe 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.

Monroe College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrecommended
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended

Monroe College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 11,212
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,212
Books and supplies $ 900

Financial Aid:
Monroe College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 479900)

Monroe College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year32$70,00829$75,236
All faculty totalcalendar year32$70,00829$75,236

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

Monroe College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):


Monroe College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Medical Administration
Health Services Administration

Medical Support And Technology
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training

Office And Administration
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science

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What Sets Monroe College Apart:

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