Monroe Community College, located in Rochester, New York, is a public two year institution founded in 1961 and a member of the State University of New York system of schools. The school was founded by Dr. Samuel J. Stabins who founded the school to fulfill the need for local healthcare workers in hospitals. The school later joined SUNY, and began expanding over the next decades, opening new campuses in Brighton and downtown Rochester, in addition to four extension locations and control of the Monroe County Public Safety Training Facility. The school continues to grow, having recently added a nursing center and physical fitness and recreation facility to its fold. The school also provides online learning options for individuals that need to commute or require flexible scheduling for their education.
Monroe Community College is a comprehensive institution that offers a large variety of programs aimed at academic transfer or career training. Academic transfer is accomplished by completing a curriculum that mirrors the first two years of a four year education, followed by applying to colleges and universities in order to continue that education, eventually earning a bachelor's degree. Individuals seeking transfer will find that admissions requirements are eased for those applying to schools within the SUNY system. Transfer to private or out of state schools will be more difficult due to varying admissions requirements, and interested students should meet with a counselor to develop the appropriate curriculum.
Career training programs provide students with an education in a high demand field or industry, assisting in the development of the skills and abilities necessary to enter the workforce as a qualified professional upon completion. Program are generally divided between traditional classroom courses and practical courses, with practical courses designed to simulate real world environments that help perfect skills and methods specific to one's chosen field. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a certificate or degree that demonstrates competency in the area of study and is useful for seeking employment at the entry level.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Monroe Community College is an open enrollment institution that allows any individuals interested in seeking an education to enroll through the submission of an application and payment of all associated fees. Students must be at least eighteen years of age or have a high school diploma or equivalent. Students should also supply transcripts and test scores if available and may be required to take a placements exam prior to registration. Participation in new student orientation is recommended to familiarize oneself with the campus and rules, as well as meet with a counselor to discuss goals, program enrollment and curriculum.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which will be used by the school to determine the extent of a student's need and aid program eligibility when developing the financial aid packet. Financial aid must be reapplied for prior to the start of each academic year and should be submitted prior to any posted deadlines in order to ensure funds are disbursed on time.
Clubs and Organizations
MCC is home to large number of clubs and organizations that allows students to pursue new or long standing interests with others. Clubs and organization provide a strong social atmosphere, allowing people who may not meet through normal courses to find one another and grow together. Clubs also provide opportunities for leadership and teamwork, particularly through club management and event coordination. Students are encouraged to participate in one or more clubs as a way to explore campus life and seek interests outside of the classroom. Not all clubs are available at both campuses.
Some clubs and organizations include:
- Anime Club
- Biology Club
- Cinema Society
- Psychology Club
- Spanish Club
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,300. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $3,800-$4,600
- Out-of-State: $7,600-$9,120
- Charges per unit:
- State Residents: $160-$190 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $320-$380 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||88%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||80%||$5,811|
|Receiving Student Loans||44%||$4,090|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Monroe Community College may offer services to students like:
- Distance learning
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Assisting students to find work
- Day care for children
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges in New York, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
|Monroe Community College||Monroe County||New York|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1972)
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1966)
- 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 1963)
- See a list of all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in New York
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1971)
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
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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