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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?

2,130 Undergraduate Awards
$19,623 Avg Cost After Aid
52% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Monroe College have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 4%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The highest award offered at Monroe College is the master's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 36% of the faculty were full-time.
  • It takes the average Monroe College student 4.2 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate 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.

Monroe College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#98 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#99 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#271 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#5 Most Popular Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Public Administration & Social Service Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Most Popular Personal & Culinary Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Value Public Health Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#67 Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#89 Best Value Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#89 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Associate’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
#7 Best Value Colleges for Public Health College Factual
#14 Best Value Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting College Factual
#22 Best Value Colleges for Criminal Justice & Corrections College Factual
#41 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#44 Best Value Colleges for Health Professions College Factual
#51 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Monroe College?

Location of 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?

52% Acceptance Rate
53% Of Accepted Are Women
Monroe College has an acceptance rate of 52%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 47% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 55%, and the acceptance rate for women is 50%.

Can I Afford Monroe College?

$19,623 Net Price
39% Take Out Loans
4.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Monroe College is $19,623. 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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Monroe College, approximately 39% of students took out student loans averaging $5,308 a year. That adds up to $21,232 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Monroe College is 4.1%. 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

4,507 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
88% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,678 undergraduate students at Monroe College, with 4,507 being full-time and 1,171 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Monroe College

There are also 839 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,507 full-time undergraduates at Monroe College, 40% are male and 60% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Monroe College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Monroe College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 86
Black or African American 1,862
Hispanic or Latino 1,973
White 127
International Students 427
Other Races/Ethnicities 32

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

708 Took All Classes Online
1,705 Took At Least One Class Online
3.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 12 bachelor’s degree and 6 master’s degree programs available online at Monroe College. In 2017-2018, 1,705 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 5th most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Monroe College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Monroe College was 3.6%. This is the #1,772 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
Computer & Information Sciences 4%
Computer Information Systems 16%
Health & Physical Education 64%
Human Services 36%
Information Technology 75%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 64%
Public Administration & Social Service 36%

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
Human Services #37
Computer Science #42
Hospitality Management #45
Public Health #84
Computer Information Systems #140
General Business/Commerce #144
Public Administration & Social Service #171
Health & Medical Administrative Services #264
Computer & Information Sciences #318
Criminal Justice & Corrections #331
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #374

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 179 4 167 180 530
Criminal Justice & Corrections 254 0 203 22 479
Public Health 0 0 219 66 285
Computer Information Systems 87 0 111 0 198
Human Services 99 0 63 0 162
Accounting 44 0 74 20 138
Hospitality Management 25 0 102 5 132
Culinary Arts 106 0 0 0 106
Health & Physical Education 91 0 11 0 102
Health & Medical Administrative Services 98 0 0 0 98
Computer Science 0 0 0 58 58
Nursing 36 0 21 0 57
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 39 0 0 0 39
Allied Health Professions 39 0 0 0 39
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 35 0 0 35
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 19 0 19
Information Technology 0 0 4 0 4
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,097 39 994 351 2,481


*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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