Monroe Community College: Narrative Description

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1000 East Henrietta Rd.
Rochester, NY 14623-5780
Tel: (585)292-2000; Admissions: (585)292-2000; Fax: (585)427-2749; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1961. Setting: 314-acre suburban campus with easy access to Buffalo. Endowment: $3.6 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $3071 per student. Total enrollment: 16,596. Full-time: 9,398 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 7,198 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 45 other countries, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 17% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 35% 25 or older, 6% transferred in. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at the Rochester Area Colleges. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for allied health, business, computer science, engineering science programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to county residents.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $2500 full-time, $105 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5000 full-time, $210 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $96 full-time. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room and board: $6100. College room only: $4000.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 52 open to all. Most popular organizations: student newspaper, Phi Theta Kappa, student government. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. LeRoy V. Good Library plus 1 other with 110,748 books, 12,975 microform titles, 745 serials, 4,100 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2002-03: $1.4 million. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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