NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Monroe College, a national leader in urban and international education is ranked among the top higher education schools in the country for graduating minority students, according to data released by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education Magazine.
Virtually all of Monroe’s associate degree programs, and two of its bachelor’s degree programs, rank among the Top 10 in the nation for graduating minority students. This includes degree programs in its School of Allied Health, School of Business and Accounting, School of Criminal Justice and School of Information Technology.
Also recognized was Monroe’s School of Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts, which has garnered more than 500 awards since its launch in 2009 and ranked seventh in the nation for the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to minority students.
Monroe College serves approximately 7,200 students across its campuses in the Bronx and New Rochelle, its extension site in Queens, and through its virtual online campus. It has a deep-rooted history serving minority students from its local metropolitan area and beyond, including the Caribbean where it maintains a strong presence. According to U.S. News & World Report, Monroe’s graduation rates are dramatically higher than what is statistically expected from a school with its student demographics.
“We take great pride that a college of our relatively small size continually ranks among the top in the nation for graduating minority students,” said Stephen Jerome, President of Monroe College. “We believe in the power of education to change lives, and are strongly committed to providing our diverse student population with the resources they need to excel academically and professionally. We promote an inclusive, supportive culture at Monroe and this reflects in our high completion rates.”
Diverse: Issues In Higher Education, which focuses on diversity in U.S. higher education, annually releases its list of the Top 100 Minority Degree Producers. These rankings, now in their fifth year, utilize the most recent available Department of Education data to identify the U.S. higher education institutions that confer the most degrees to African-American and Hispanic students each year. For more information about the rankings and methodology, along with a full breakdown subcategorized by degree type and area of study, please see here.
Founded in 1933, New York-based Monroe College is a nationally ranked private institution of higher learning with a real world learning approach that prioritizes hands-on academic experiences, practical and relevant academic programs, flexible learning schedules, best-in-class instructional technologies, and committed and engaged faculty to ensure that students are well positioned for career success upon graduation. Monroe is among the leading higher education institutions in the country for graduating minority students.
Monroe College offers Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's degree programs. It has campuses in the Bronx, New Rochelle, as well as in the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia, with programs offered through its Schools of Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Nursing, Education, Business & Accounting, Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts, and Allied Health Professions, as well as through its liberal arts and continuing education programs, and its King Graduate School.