Molloy College is an independent, private comprehensive, degree-granting college located in Rockville Centre, New York. Molloy provides a value-centered, multidimensional liberal arts education with more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. We are grounded in the Catholic faith with ideals of truth and respect for the dignity and worth of every individual. Our faculty is accomplished, yet approachable, leading small classes on Long Island where students are encouraged to think critically and explore creatively. Combining the strengths of academic excellence and leadership with personal, compassionate mentoring, we bring out the best in every student. Less than an hour from Manhattan, Molloy is one of the most affordable private colleges on Long Island.
The college was founded as a women's university by the Dominican Sisters of the Congregation of the Holy Cross Amityville in September 1955. Until the early 1970s under Sr. Mary Celeste, the college had not accepted men into its programs, and not until 1982 did it officially became co-ed. It has a student population of approximately 4,450 undergraduate, masters and doctoral students. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in business management, finance, education, humanities and speech language pathology. Its athletic program is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division II.