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Monroe Community College: Academics, Admissions & Tuition Info

Learn what degree programs Monroe Community College offers. Research its academics, and read about its admissions and financial aid info to make an informed education decision.

About Monroe Community College

Monroe Community College (MCC), located in Rochester, New York, was founded in 1961. It was established as a part of the State University of New York. MCC is rated in the top 15 community colleges in the United States for associate's degrees awarded. The school also enrolled 450 at-risk middle school and high school students in enrichment programs as of 2012. The college is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.


MCC offers more than 90 associate's degrees and certificate programs. The faculty members at MCC have received a total of 100 SUNY Chancellor's Awards. Liberal arts, business and health were the most popular areas of study for associate's degree recipients during the 2010-2011 school year. The leading certificate programs in 2010-2011 were health, homeland security-related protective services and legal professions and studies.

Monroe Community College also has online programs and courses available. Some programs offered completely over the Internet include the Associate of Science in Business Administration and the Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice. This school features a 2+2 dual admission program that allows students to transfer to one of 25 different four-year schools after obtaining an associate's degree at MCC. The 2+2 program locks in your admission to the four-year college and MCC with a single application.

Employment services, on-campus daycare and academic-career counseling are also available for students who need these.


Monroe has an open admissions policy. Aspiring students have the option of applying online or submitting a paper application. After completing the application, students need to submit their high school or college transcripts along with their immunization records. Once the applications process is complete, incoming students are required to complete placement testing. Specific programs, such as nursing or dental hygiene, may have additional admission requirements.

In fall 2011, 62% of students attended Monroe full-time. The student population was 53% female and 47% male in fall 2011.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition at Monroe Community College for 2012-2013 was $131 per credit hour for state residents and $262 per credit hour for non-residents. Students may be obligated to pay other fees for re-registration, labs, enrollment, online courses, technology and parking. Students who lived in residence halls were charged $6,600 per year for single rooms and $5,800 per year for double rooms in 2012-2013.

MCC offers a monthly payment plan that students can enroll in for $35 per semester. The school has a number of scholarships available to incoming students. Each scholarship may have different application deadlines, so students can check the school's website for more info.

School Type Two-year, public*
Degrees Offered Associate's, certificate programs*
Religious Affiliation None*
Academic Calendar Semester*
School Setting Large suburb*
Student Body 17,699 students in 2011 (all undergraduate)*
Student Housing Four residence halls**
Schools and Programs About 90 academic programs**
Student-Faculty Ratio 24 to 1*
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2010-2011:
Associate's: Liberal arts and sciences (1,171)
Certificate: Criminal justice/police science (61)*
Undergraduate Graduation Rates 25% of students who began their studies in fall 2008 completed their programs within 150% of the normal time*
Admission Rate Open admissions*
Entering Class Size 4,233 in 2011*
First-Year Retention Rates 57% of full time students in 2011*
Application Due Date Rolling admissions*
Tuition In 2012-2013: $1,570 per semester for in-state students taking 12 credit hours, $3,140 per semester for out-of-state students taking 12 credit hours**
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving it) For full-time beginning students in 2010-2011: Federal grants (59%), state and local grants/scholarships (56%), institutional grants and scholarships (6%), federal student loans (37%)*
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 78% in 2011 (for full-time beginning undergraduates in 2010-2011)*

Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics, **Monroe Community College.

School Contact Information

  • Address: Admissions Office, Monroe Community College, P.O. Box 92808, Rochester, NY 14692
  • Phone: 585-292-2200
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