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Monroe College Overview

Monroe College is a private for-profit institution situated in Bronx, New York. Bronx is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Monroe College Known For?

2,088 Undergraduate Awards
$24,927 Avg Cost After Aid
49% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the post-master's certificate is the highest award a student can attain at Monroe College.
  • In 2019-2020, 52% of the faculty were full-time.
  • The average Monroe College student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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Monroe College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Monroe College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Most Popular Human Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Public & Social Service Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Most Popular Parks, Recreation, Leisure & Fitness Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Most Popular Hospitality Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Most Popular Health/Medical Admin Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Most Popular Public Health Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Best Health/Medical Admin Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Most Popular Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Best Value Public Health Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Most Popular Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Monroe College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#2 Best Medical Office Management/Administration Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#8 Best Medical Office Management/Administration Schools College Factual
#17 Best Criminal Justice & Police Science Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#38 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#40 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#41 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate Degree Schools College Factual

Where Is Monroe College?


Contact details for Monroe College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2501 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10468
Phone: 718-933-6700

How Do I Get Into Monroe College?

You can apply to Monroe College online at:

Admission Requirements for Monroe College

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Monroe College?

49% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women
Monroe College has a fairly low acceptance rate of 49%, which makes it more selective than most schools. Take time to make sure you submit all the requested materials and you prepare the application in full. You don't want to get denied right off the bat due to an incomplete application!

Approximately 35% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 43%, and the acceptance rate for women is 53%.

Can I Afford Monroe College?

$24,927 Net Price
40% Take Out Loans
5.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Monroe College is $24,927. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Monroe College, approximately 40% of students took out student loans averaging $4,972 a year. That adds up to $19,888 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Monroe College is 5.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Monroe College Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,162 Full-Time Undergraduates
63% Women
88% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,739 undergraduate students at Monroe College, with 4,162 being full-time and 1,577 being part-time.


There are also 802 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,162 full-time undergraduates at Monroe College, 37% are male and 63% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Monroe College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 76
Black or African American 1,709
Hispanic or Latino 1,858
White 132
International Students 344
Other Races/Ethnicities 43

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at Monroe College. At this time, 23 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 104 countries are represented at Monroe College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Jamaica.

Online Learning at Monroe College

1,121 Took All Classes Online
2,533 Took At Least One Class Online
16.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 2,533 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Monroe College has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 3rd most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Monroe College

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Monroe College was $16,536 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Monroe College is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Human Services #13 #4
Hospitality Management #31 #4
Computer Science #52 #10
Health & Physical Education #53 #30
Information Technology #59 #42
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #72 #34

Online Growth Rankings of Monroe College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Monroe College was 16.1%. This is the #1,180 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Monroe College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Monroe College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 17%
Computer Science 9%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 8%
General Business/Commerce 47%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 19%
Health Professions 26%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 8%
Hospitality Management 1%
Human Services 14%
Information Technology 4%
Public Administration & Social Service 14%
Public Health 20%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Monroe College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Monroe College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Computer Science #50
Human Services #53
Hospitality Management #76
Public Health #160
Health & Physical Education #161
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #176
Information Technology #181
General Business/Commerce #200
Computer Information Systems #228
Public Administration & Social Service #252
Accounting #397
Criminal Justice & Corrections #470

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Monroe College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 113 0 197 166 476
Criminal Justice & Corrections 186 0 246 37 469
Public Health 0 0 214 48 262
Human Services 110 0 88 0 198
Hospitality Management 18 0 128 0 146
Computer Information Systems 48 0 78 0 126
Health & Medical Administrative Services 93 0 0 32 125
Accounting 23 0 64 21 108
Health & Physical Education 69 0 22 0 91
Nursing 41 0 46 0 87
Allied Health Professions 76 0 0 0 76
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 65 0 0 0 65
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 61 0 0 61
Computer Science 0 0 0 56 56
Culinary Arts 41 0 0 0 41
Information Technology 0 0 23 0 23
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 23 0 23
General Business/Commerce 0 0 15 0 15
TOTAL 883 61 1,144 360 2,448


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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