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Monroe College is a private, for-profit college with campuses in the Bronxmarker and New Rochellemarker in the U.S. state of New Yorkmarker and in the Caribbean nation of St. Luciamarker. The college is named after James Monroe, the fifth President of the United States.

Mildred King founded the "Monroe School of Business" in 1933 at 1940 Boston Post Road in the Bronx. The first class consisted in seven students in four classrooms. By 1936 after Henry Jerome joined the school had 145 students.

The college offers two-year, four-year, and graduate programs (through the King Graduate School of Business).

Monroe offers associate degree programs in accounting, nursing, business administration, business technology, criminal justice, culinary arts, hospitality management, information technology, medical administration, and medical assisting. Baccalaureate programs are offered in accounting, business management, public health, criminal justice, general business, health information management, hospitality management, and information technology. An MBA in Business Management is also offered. Associate programs and business, criminal justice, hospitality management, and medical administration and baccalaureate programs in business, criminal justice, health services administration, and hospitality management are available in the online learning format.
King Hall Building in the Bronx

Associate Degree Programs

  • Accounting
  • Baking and Pastry
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Hospitality Management
  • Information Technology
  • Medical Administration
  • Medical Assisting
  • Pharmacy Tech

Bachelor Degree Programs

  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • General Business
  • Health Services Administration
  • Hospitality Management
  • Information Technology
  • Public Accounting
  • Public Health

Graduate Degree Programs

  • Master's of Business Administration (M.B.A)
  • Master's of Science in Criminal Justice (M.S)


In January 2007, The Monroe College School of Allied Health Sciences started offering a Practical Nursing (P.N.) program. The eleven-month, full-time New York State Education Department approved, college credit-bearing certificate program will provide eligibility for the State Board NCLEX P.N. Exam.


The college's business organization, Students In Free Enterprise, has consistently competed and won the national title for two year schools. The team now competes in the tradition 4 year division.


Students at Monroe College are diverse, international, and of all ages.


The Monroe College Athletic Department fields teams in thirteen sports: baseball, men's basketball, women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's indoor track and field, men's and women's outdoor track and field, men's and women's soccer, softball, and women's volleyball. All Monroe teams are members of the National Junior College Athletic Association and participate in NJCAA Region XV. Monroe Mustangs men's baseball and basketball are a Division I NJCAA programs. Lady Mustangs basketball and volleyball are Division II programs. All of the other Monroe sports play in Division III.


In August 2009, Trina Thompson, an April 2009 graduate in Information Technology who was still without a job, sued Monroe College for failure to provide adequate job-placement assistance. Her opinion in the claim is that with her 2.7 GPA and good attendance record, most employers would be interested in giving her a job. The case has received international publicity, including mention by both CNN and BBC News. Ms. Thompson seeks $70,000 for reimbursement of her tuition. A College spokesperson said, "this case does not deserve further consideration". As of early August 2009, the lawsuit filed in the New York Supreme Court, Bronx County, and had not yet been resolved.


  2. Monroe SIFE Makes the Nationals!, Monroe College website, accessed August 3, 2009
  3. Monroe College 2005 2 Year National Champions
  4. SIFE Yearly Results
  5. Caribbean students lead New York college team to national academic victory

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