Monroe Community College

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School Overview

Founded in 1961, Monroe Community College (MCC), as its name suggests, is a two-year community college with campuses in Rochester and Brighton, New York. MCC is a member of the State University of New York (SUNY) system and is a regionally accredited higher education institution. In addition to its two campuses, the college also offers courses through the Monroe Public Safety Training Facility, the Applied Technologies Center (ATC), over the Internet and via several satellite sites located in the cities of Greece, East Rochester, Webster and Spencerport, New York.

With nearly 19,000 full-time students and 20,000 part-time and adult education students and over 600 faculty, MCC is one of the largest community colleges in the state of New York and the New England area. Its Brighton (main) campus is located in the suburbs on a 315-acre plot. Its Damon City Campus (Rochester) is located on the 4th floor of the Sibley Building, formerly a department store.

Monroe Community College offers two-year associate degrees and 1- to 2-year certificates in over 80 fields of study and career-focused disciplines. In addition to traditional degree and certificate programs, MCC also provides career and corporate training for much of the region’s workforce. Students intending on continuing their education after graduation at a four-year college or university usually enroll in the college’s 2+2 associate degree transfer program. Through transfer agreements and established relationships, MCC students seeking a four-year degree will typically transfer to St. John Fisher College, University of Rochester, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester Institute of Technology, College at Brockport, College at Geneseo, Eastman School of Music or Nazareth College upon completion of their associate degree. About 60% of MCC graduates who pursue a bachelor’s degree end up attending one of the aforementioned colleges or universities.

General Information

Admission Office

Office of Admissions-Monroe Community College

Box 92808

Rochester, NY 14692-8908

(585) 292-2200

Fax: (585) 292-3680

Contact: Andrew Freeman

Director of Admissions
Main Address

1000 East Henrietta Road

Rochester, NY 14623

(585) 292-2000

Total undergrads: 18,114

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 4,585

Degree-seeking undergrads: 16,250


Suburban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $20
Admissions Policies/Requirements

Admissions to certain programs based on high school records, with preference given to county residents. Applicants to engineering and computer science must have precalculus, chemistry and physics.

College Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Landscape Architecture A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Commercial/Advertising Art A
Fine/Studio Arts A
Interior Design A,C
Music – General Performance A
Photography A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business – General A
International Business A
Marketing Management A
Sales and Distribution A,C
Tourism/Travel Services A
Travel/Tourism Management A

Communications & Journalism

Advertising A
Communications/Rhetoric A

Communications Technologies

Communications Technologies – General A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A

Construction Trades

Construction Trades – General A


Early Childhood Education C
Music Teacher Education A


Engineering Science A

Engineering Technologies

Civil Engineering/Technology A,C
Construction/Building Technologies A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C
Manufacturing Technologies A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Dental Assistant C
Dental Hygiene A
Health Physics/Radiologic Health A
Medical Records Technology A
Nursing (RN) A


History – General A

Law & Legal Studies

Court Reporting C
Paralegal/Legal Assistant C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Automotive Technology A
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness A

Personal & Culinary Services

Culinary Arts/Related Services A,C

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A
Optics A
Physics A

Public Administration & Services

Human Services A,C

Science Technologies

Biology Technician A

Security & Protective Services

Corrections A,C
Criminal Justice Studies A
Fire Protection/Safety Technology A
Law Enforcement Administration C
Police Science A

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government A
Social Sciences – General A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or Diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Monroe Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (585) 292-2000
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 1000 E Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14623
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 11,572
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 20 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 7,834 (68% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $5,336
Out-of-state Tuition: $9,716
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 84%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $6,829

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Monroe Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Monroe Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 910
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 13
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 26
Education 14
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 67
English Language and Literature/Letters 2
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 21
Health Professions and Related Programs 611
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 58
Legal Professions and Studies 22
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 14
Mathematics and Statistics 12
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 22
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 22
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 32
Personal and Culinary Services 2
Physical Sciences 3
Precision Production 22
Psychology 2
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 32
Science Technologies/Technicians 1
Social Sciences 12
Visual and Performing Arts 17
Grand total 5390

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Monroe Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $5,336
Out-of-state $9,716
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 2,117 84%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,988 79% $6,829
Student loan aid 841 34% $4,234

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 7,943 65% $6,197
Federal student loans 4,077 33% $4,538

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Monroe Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Monroe Community College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Monroe Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 11,572
Undergraduate enrollment 11,572
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Monroe Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
  • New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education)
    • RN Associate Degree Programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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