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Medgar Evers College – CUNY (Medgar)

1650 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY

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In 1969, Medgar Evers College was established as the senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY). It was named after Medgar Wiley Evers, a civil rights activist known as the man of the Mississippi. His legacy is reflected in the multicultural and diverse population of this college interacting harmoniously in a community that values equality and respect for every individual.

Located at 1650 Bedford Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11225, MEC is committed to meeting the educational and social needs of the Central Brooklyn community as it empowers the students to achieve life-long success and positively contribute to the community. 

MEC boasts for its world class resources and highly qualified professors that allow it constantly respond to the changing global and economic needs. It is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education while its academic programs are registered by the New York State Department of Education. 

This college offers Certificates, Bachelor's and Associate degree programs in nearly 100 major areas of study under the School of Business, Liberal Arts & Education, and Science, Health & Technology. Evening and weekend classes are available for selected courses in liberal arts, education, social sciences, math, sciences, and business. MEC not only focuses on providing a degree, it also supports students in finding jobs upon completion of a course through a networking framework. 

Through the School of Professional and Community Development (SPCD), MEC also provides opportunities for the community residents to enhance their skills and prepare for higher education. This program has four divisions: Academy for Youth, Academy for Career Pathways, Adult and Continuing Education and Research and Advocacy Centers.

Prospective Student’s Guide http://www.mec.cuny.edu/prospective.asp

Degree Programs http://www.mec.cuny.edu/oaa/degree_programs.asp

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $9,400. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $65 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $6,300-$7,600
    • Out-of-State: $13,000-$16,130
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $280-$330 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $560-$670 per credit unit

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 per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid90%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships88%$7,315
Receiving Student Loans9%$3,472
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Medgar Evers College – CUNY may offer student services including:

  • Online classes
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Employment search assistance
  • Day care for children

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how this school compares against other community colleges in Kings County and the community colleges in New York as a whole.

 MedgarKings CountyNew York
Graduation Rate10.2%12.5%21.5%
Transfer-out Rate35.5%30.2%17.4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program
    • Accredited by the New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education) (since 1994)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
    • Accredited by the New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education) (since 1991)
    • Click the link to get a list of all the New York nursing schools
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
    • Accredited by the New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education) (since 1991)
    • Click the link to get a list of all the New York nursing schools
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
    • Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 2006)
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Programs Offered

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.

Get more information about the programs offered by Medgar Evers College – CUNY by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

English Language and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
99.16%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
90%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
19:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$6,138