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Monroe College

Monroe College is a for-profit college with campuses in the Bronx and New Rochelle in the U.S. state of New York and in the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia. The college is named after James Monroe, the fifth President of the United States

Location

Address
2501 Jerome Avenue
City
Bronx
State
NY
Zip/Post Code
10468

Contact Information

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
6583
In State Tuition Fees
12336
Out State Tuition Fees
12336
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3
Male Female Ratio
36:64
Acceptance Rate
59%
Student Faculty Ratio
15:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mascot
Monroe College Mustangs
Colors
Blue Gold
Conference
Region 15

College History

History

The Monroe Business Institute was founded in 1933 by Mildred King in the West Farms section of the Bronx. It started with seven women in four small classrooms. Tution was five dollars for one evening or ten dollars for a week of classes. It took students three or six month sessions to earn a certificate. Monroe added an IBM division in the 1960s with keypunch machines. Monroe classes were held at the site of the former Starlight Ballroom where Marty was filmed. In 1963 the institution became Monroe Business Institute. Monroe officially went from a business school to an accredited junior college in 1972 when it earned the right to grant associated degrees (AOS). More classrooms were added on Morris Avenue and in 1977, the West Farms facilities were closed and all Monroe programs were consolidated in the Fordham Road Area. In the 1980s, South Hall opened in the Bronx and Monroe celebrated its fiftieth anniversary and was authorized to grant a second associated degree (AAS) The men's basketball team was established in 1989. In 1990, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education granted Monroe accreditation. The name was changed from Monroe Business Institute to its current name, Monroe College. In this year, the college joined the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) In 1996, the New York State Board of Regents authorized Monroe College to confer baccalaureate degrees (BBA) and so the college instituted Bachelor's programs in Accounting, Business Management, and Information Systems. In 2005 the board of regents authorized Monroe to confer the Master of Business Administration in Business Management.

College Specialty

Specialty

Monroe College provides professional, career oriented higher education to students from diverse backgrounds. We proudly offer access and opportunity to motivated students who desire to enrich their lives in a personalized and supportive environment. We provide caring and effective teaching and sustain faculty who are passionate, knowledgeable, and dedicated to student success. We build on these strengths to prepare graduates for successful careers.

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