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Monroe College, located in Bronx, New York, was founded in 1933 as the Monroe School of Business with the purpose of providing quality career oriented education for men and women. The school began with a small class enrollment but had grown significantly by World War II, after which enrollment skyrocketed due to increased demand by veterans for career oriented education. Since then the school has maintained high standards and a mission to be on the cutting edge of education and technology to ensure that students receive the best education possible and prepares them for employment in a modern and changing world.
Monroe College provides students with a liberal arts core curriculum that is combined with the student's desired course of study in order to earn the desired major. Programs are managed through multiple schools that comprise Monroe College, each with covering a specific field of study and maintaining its own courses. The school offers, certificates, associate degrees, bachelor degrees and graduate degrees depending on the students desired level of education, commitment and goals. Certificate and associate degrees are offered as part of the schools dedication to providing career development education and its tradition of adapting to the needs of students. Bachelor and Graduate programs provide more in depth education in similar areas of study, allowing students to develop higher earning potential and more employment opportunities.
Programs of study include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students wishing to enroll at Monroe College must submit a completed application along with all required documentation. Once submitted the student will have an interview with a admissions representative, after which a decision will be made regarding enrollment. Individuals pursuing certificates or associate degrees will have less stringent requirements for admission than those pursuing a bachelor's degree. Individual's applying to Monroe College's King Graduate School must have earned a bachelor's degree and must supply a separate completed application in order to be considered. High GRE scores and a strong academic record are also a plus.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs. Aid must be applied for prior to the start of each academic year through the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which will be used to determine a student's financial needs and aid program eligibility. Students may be chosen at random to supply additional information to verify the accuracy of the FAFSA due to new federal regulations governing the financial aid process. Scholarships may also be pursued from private sources through applications submitted individually to each desired one. Such scholarships will each have their own awards criterion.
Clubs and Organizations
Monroe College is home to a number of clubs and organizations that allow students to meet with one another to discuss academics, personal interests, cultural issues, or other topics as based on the focus of the club. Students are encouraged to participate in one or more of these clubs and organization in order to socialize with fellow students and to participate in non classroom related activities.
Clubs and organizations at Monroe College include:
- Gaming 4 All
- Criminal Justice Club
- Allied Health Club
- Amnesty International
- Poetry Club
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average annual "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $12,300. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance visit the net price calculator. There is also a $35 application fee for students applying to the school. The financial details shown on this page are an approximation. The actual costs may differ, please contact Monroe College for more information.
Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.
Tuition & Fees Information
Undergraduate Courses - Tuition Details
- Annual tuition is estimated to range between $12,000-$14,000
- Part time students are estimated to pay about $500 to $600 per unit
- Required fees for full-time students: $840
Graduate Courses - Tuition Details
- Annual tuition for graduate students is estimated to range between $13,000-$15,000
- For part-time students, charges are between $700-$840 per unit
- Required fees for graduate students are around $840
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||99%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||99%||$8,607|
|Receiving Student Loans||68%||$3,789|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 11%.
Other Career Colleges
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Monroe College.
- Berkeley College - New York in New York, NY (7 miles away)
- HoHoKus - Hackensack School of Business and Medical Sciences in Hackensack, NJ (8 miles away)
- Metropolitan Learning Institute in Rego Park, NY (8 miles away)
- Institute of Culinary Education in New York, NY (8 miles away)
- Bramson ORT College in Forest Hills, NY (9 miles away)