Trocaire College

Trocaire College

Trocaire College is a junior college specializing in health care education. It is located in Buffalo, New York and was founded by the Sisters of Mercy as Sancta Maria College in 1958. In 1967, it adopted its current name. The college became coeducational in 1972. Trocaire College currently offers more than 15 associate's degree programs and 10 certificate programs.

Apart from health care training, it also provides students with the opportunity to pursue career-oriented majors like early childhood education. Trocaire College was one of the first private colleges in western New York to offer an Associate's Degree program in Nursing. It is home to more than ten student clubs and organizations, as well as a chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

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Contacting Trocaire College

Trocaire College
360 Choate Ave
Buffalo , NY 14220-2094
General Phone: (716) 826-1200

Trocaire College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine153registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Medical Support and Technology62medical coding, medical assistant, surgical tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, radiographer
Therapy and Counseling12massage therapy
Medical Administration10medical records tech, medical transcription, medical office assistant
Computer Science and Engineering5computer networking
Education and Teaching4early childhood education
Liberal Arts2liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Hospitality1hospitality management
Business and Management0business management, insurance
Office and Administration0office data entry

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years529
Associate's degree19714

Trocaire College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Trocaire College had a total enrollment of 1,061 students (791 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 17%
Women 83%
Full-Time 81%
Part-Time 19%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 72%
Black 22%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 11%
20-21 14%
22-24 17%
25-29 20%
30-34 12%
35-39 12%
40-49 10%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

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

New York100%

Trocaire College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 54 %
Part-Time 70 %

Trocaire College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Buffalo, 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.

Trocaire College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
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 Testsrequired

Trocaire College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 11,614
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,614
Books and supplies $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Trocaire College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 281200)

Trocaire College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track946

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*3$60,286
Associate professorcalendar year0*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*2*
Instructorcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*8$49,998

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year1*14$45,661
Associate professoracademic year2*8$37,713
Assistant professoracademic year3$36,24712$34,914
Instructoracademic year1*4$34,041
All faculty totalacademic year7$35,95638$39,371

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

Trocaire College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Surgical Technology/Technologist

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

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

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage

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Trocaire College Highlights

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What Sets Trocaire College Apart:

Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
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Female % of student body
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Top 7%Trocaire College Female % of student body
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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Top 12%Trocaire College % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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% of freshmen enrolled part-time
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Top 18%Trocaire College % of freshmen enrolled part-time
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Top 18%Trocaire College Number of degree programs
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Top 18%Trocaire College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)

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