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|President||Stephen J. Jerome|
New Rochelle, New York, USA, St Lucia
|Former names||Monroe Business Institute (1933–1990)|
|Colors||Blue and Gold|
Monroe College is a nationally ranked private institution of higher learning with two campuses in the Bronx and New Rochelle in the U.S. State of New York, as well as in the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia. Monroe is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Monroe College offers Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's degree programs, through its School of Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Nursing, Education, Business & Accounting, Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts, and Allied Health Professions, as well as through its liberal arts and continuing education programs, and its King Graduate School.
Monroe College offers three academic semesters during the 12-month calendar year. Each semester is a standard 15-week course of study, offered from September to December, January to April, and May to August. Monroe graduates nearly 3,000 students each year.
Monroe College has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for exceeding predicted graduation rates and for its online bachelor's degree program. The publication also recognized Monroe as the most affordable ranked private college in New York State.
- 1 Accreditation
- 2 Honors & Recognition
- 3 History
- 4 Admissions, Tuition & Financial Aid
- 5 Academics
- 6 Campuses
- 7 Students
- 8 Career Services
- 9 Athletics
- 10 References
- 11 External links
Monroe College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation.
Monroe College is authorized by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York to grant Certificates in Practical Nursing, the Associate in Science (A.S.), degrees in Criminal Justice and Information Technology, Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Baking and Pastry, Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management, Information Technology, Medical Administration, Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, and Registered Nursing. Bachelor of Business Administration degrees (B.B.A.) in, Accounting, Business Management, General Business, Health Services Administration, Hospitality Management, Information Technology, and Public Accounting, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Information Technology, and Public Health, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree in Business Management, a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Criminal Justice, a Master of Science (M.S.) in Executive Leadership in Hospitality Management, and a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) in Public Health. Its curricula are registered by the New York State Education Department.
Honors & Recognition
In 2014, U.S. News & World Report ranked Monroe College number one in the regional university category for exceeding predicted graduation rates. Monroe's 2012 actual six-year graduation rate was 65 percent, nearly 40 percentage points higher than the predicted rate of 27 percent calculated by the publication.
U.S. News & World Report also ranked Monroe's online bachelor degree program among the best in the nation in 2014. Monroe was ranked third out of the five programs that made the list in the New York metropolitan area, with a tuition that is one-quarter the cost of colleges with higher rankings.
In September 2013, U.S. News & World Report also recognized Monroe as the most affordable ranked private college in New York State.
Monroe College was also ranked among the nation's top 100 colleges by Washington Monthly magazine. The college ranked 11 out of the 59 colleges in New York State that made the list, and was the only proprietary school to be featured in the top 100.
According to an analysis by the New York Education Department's Office of Research and Information Systems, Monroe College graduated more minority students than any other college in New York State in the 2010 academic year.
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.
Monroe College has received media coverage in several local and national publications, including the New York Daily News, the New Rochelle Daily Voice, MassLive, the St. Lucia Star and The Antigua Chronicle.
“Autobiography From Ex-First Lady,” in the New York Daily News highlights former Jamaican First Lady Beverly Manley’s visit and book signing event at Monroe College in March 2014.
The New Rochelle Daily Voice has covered various events and developments at Monroe, such as the naming of the college’s new dormitory in: “Monroe Dedicates New Dorm To Longtime New Rochelle Educator,” as well as the expansion of Monroe’s School of Education in light of NYC Mayor Bill deBlasio’s pre-K initiative: “Monroe College Expands Early Childhood Education Program.” The New Rochelle Daily Voice also wrote about Jose Santana, a legally blind student at Monroe who earned a scholarship from the non-profit vision and healthcare organization, The Lighthouse Guild: “New Rochelle’s Jose Santana Earns Lighthouse Guild Scholarship.” In June 2014, a mother, son and granddaughter graduated together from Monroe and were featured in the article: "3 Generations Of Family Graduate From New Rochelle College.” MassLive highlights a student’s acceptance into Monroe in: ”Springfield High School: 3 Students Overcome Obstacles, Head For College.” Monroe College’s Queens Extension Site, which will launch for the Fall 2014 semester, was noted in the Queens Chronicle in: “Monroe Launches Undergrad Courses.” The Journal News cited the opening of Monroe College’s New Rochelle campus dorm in: “Monroe College’s New Dorm Opening Soon.” Norwood News published a piece on Monroe’s 2014 graduation titled: “Monroe College Graduates Get Huge Sendoff.”  New York Daily News included a piece on Monroe's documentary screening and visit by Marion Bethel in: “Reggae’s ‘Third World’ Band Kicking Off The International African Arts Festival.” 
Monroe College has also been featured in several Caribbean newspapers. The Antigua Chronicle announced Monroe’s celebration of students from Antigua and Barbuda in: “Monroe College Hosts Deputy Consul General Omyma David Of Antigua And Barbuda.” A presentation attended by staff members of Monroe College was cited in St. Lucia Star’s “Media Makeover.” St. Lucia Times published a piece about career seminars offered at Monroe’s St. Lucia campus: “Monroe College Organizes Higher Education and Career Seminars.” 
Monroe College, formerly known as The Monroe Business Institute, was founded in 1933 by Mildred King in the West Farms section of the Bronx.
Monroe officially transitioned from a business school to an accredited junior college in 1972 when it earned the right to grant associates degrees (AOS). More classrooms were added on Morris Avenue and in 1977, the West Farms facilities were closed and all Monroe programs were consolidated in the Fordham Road Area.
In the 1980s, South Hall opened in the Bronx and Monroe celebrated its 50th anniversary and was authorized to grant a second associated degree (AAS).
In 1990, the name of the school was changed from The Monroe Business Institute to Monroe College after receiving accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. In the same year, the college joined the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).
When the New York State Board of Regents authorized Monroe College to confer baccalaureate (BBA) in 1996, the school instituted Bachelor's programs in Accounting, Business Management, and Information Systems. In 2005, the board of regents authorized Monroe to confer the Master of Business Administration in Business Management.
Stephen Jerome, who joined the college in 1966 as an instructor, has been president of Monroe College sine 1978. He is a member of the College Presidents’ Council for the Governor’s Office on New York State Financial Aid and President of New York’s Association of Proprietary Colleges (APC). He was previously director of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce, a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Dwight-Englewood School, and a former Commissioner of the Accrediting Commission of the Association of Independent Colleges and Schools.
Marc Jerome, son of Stephen Jerome, is the executive vice president of Monroe College, a position he has held since August 1994. Previously, he was an attorney at Jackson Lewis LLP from 1992-1994. Marc has also been Chairman of the New Rochelle Business Improvement District for 14 years, and is on the Association of Proprietary Colleges (APC) Board of Trustees. He is chairman of New Rochelle’s Business Improvement District (BID). He was featured in a Westchester Magazine piece in 2012 as one of the 22 People to Watch in Westchester County.
Admissions, Tuition & Financial Aid
Monroe College tuition and fees are among the lowest of any private college in New York State. The school offers financial aid to students through a combination of need-based aid, scholarships and grants. Upon acceptance into the college, students are assigned to meet with a Financial Aid counselor to discuss their eligibility for such options.
In 2012, Monroe College received an award from USA Funds for its debt reduction and financial literacy program, DREAM (debt reduction, education, assessment and management). This program reaches more than 1,000 currently enrolled students using multiple channels, including classroom sessions, an interactive online curriculum, peer counselors and student events that promote and encourage participation.
School of Allied Health Professions
Founded in 2000, the School of Allied Health Professions offers students the opportunity to engage in clinical and non-clinical programs. Students enrolled in the associate’s degree program graduate with degrees in Medical Administration, Medical Assisting and Registered Nursing, and are required to complete 60 credits in career-focused courses such as Medical Office Insurance and Billing Procedures, EKG and Phlebotomy, Medical Assisting Practicum, Pharmaceutical Compounding and Dispensing, and Pharmacy Technician Practicum.
The school also offers a bachelor’s degree in public health or health services administration, with courses including public health and epidemiology, community health program planning, research methods in public health, health care finance, and performance improvement in health care.
The Dean of Monroe's School of Allied Health Professions is Dr. Jerry Kostroff.
For the past three years, a select number of Monroe's medical students have embarked on a medical mission during their spring break, traveling to Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and Beards Fork, West Virginia to provide free medical care and education to the local communities.
Monroe’s School of Allied Health Professions has been featured in several publications. The New York Daily News published a piece on the annual health mission that Monroe College students embark on during their spring break: “Monroe College Students Will Spend Spring Break On A Health Mission On Island Of Jamaica.” The article from St. Lucia News Online, “St. Lucia-Based Professor Addresses Health Disparities At UN Event” mentions a Monroe College professor who addressed the detrimental impact of poor health and nutrition on women at a recent conference. The Jamaica Observer reports on a Monroe College nursing student, originally from Jamaica, who participated in the school’s medical mission: “Samantha Clark—On A Mission.” The West Virginia Gazette also reported on Monroe College’s medical mission trip in: “Beards Fork Meets New York For Visiting Health Students.”
School of Nursing
Monroe College’s School of Nursing offers a certificate in practical nursing program (LPN), an associate’s in applied science degree program (AAS), and a bachelors of nursing degree (BSN) that qualifies graduates to obtain their license as a registered nurse.
THE LPN program is a three-semester course of study based on a framework of the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) core competencies. After completing the program, students are awarded a Certificate in Nursing and are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN.
LPNs also have the opportunity to earn their AAS in three semesters and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN upon completion.
The chairperson of nursing at Monroe is Dr. Deborah Little.
School of Business and Accounting Degree Programs
Monroe College offers an associate’s degree in accounting and business administration, and bachelor’s degrees in accounting, public accounting, general business and business management. Students must complete 62 credits in courses such as macroeconomics and computerized accounting for the accounting degree, and 62 credits for business administration, with classes such as marketing and introduction to business.
The Dean of Monroe’s School of Business & Accounting is Linda Silva Thompson.
Monroe is a member of the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society, a group that promotes, recognizes and rewards scholastic achievement in business education.
School of Education
Founded in the fall of 2011, Monroe’s School of Education offers a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, requiring students to complete 120 credits in courses such as Teaching Literacy in Early Education, Foundations of Education, and Curriculum Development and Methods in Early Childhood.
Students receive real-world training working with children at local nursery schools, daycare facilities, and special needs schools.
Monroe’s School of Education also has a partnership with the Americorp Jumpstart Program, an early education organization that trains college students to serve preschool children in low-income neighborhoods.
School of Information Technology
Monroe offers associate and bachelor degree programs in Information Technology, taught by leaders in the IT field, including CIOs, network analysts, and database administrators.
The school also offers minors in networking, web and database technologies, and cyber security and forensics.
The Dean of the School of Information Technology is Dr. Nilesh Shah.
School of Criminal Justice
Founded in 2003, Monroe’s School of Criminal Justice offers an associates degree program, requiring a completion of 60 credits in career-oriented courses like policing, corrections, social work, child welfare, substance abuse counseling and investigation.
The school also offers bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, and requires students to complete 120 credits with courses including criminal law, homeland security, public safety and courts administration.
The school also offers minors in human services and emergency management.
The Dean of Monroe’s School of Criminal Justice is Dr. Michele S. Rodney.
School of Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts
Launched in 2009, Monroe College’s School of Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts is taught by a faculty of experienced industry professionals, many of whom are certified by the American Culinary Federation (ACF), including the Dean of the School, Frank Costantino.
The school offers associate’s degrees in baking and pastry, culinary arts, and hospitality management, as well as bachelor’s degrees in hospitality management and BBA concentrations in culinary management and tourism and destination management.
Since its founding, the culinary arts program has received nearly 500 awards, including 15 gold and 10 silver medals at the last three NY state championships, as well as the Marc Sarrazin trophy at the International Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Show in NYC in 2011 and 2013.
The school regularly hosts various culinary contests, such as the America’s Best High School Chef and Pastry Competition. The winners of this competition are awarded full academic scholarships for the college’s Associate Degree Program in Culinary Arts and the Associate Degree Program in Baking and Pastry Arts. The school also hosts the Greater NY Culinary Challenge, an ACF-sanctioned competition for culinary students and professionals.
Dean Costantino was named Chef of the Year in 2013 by the ACF Long Island Chapter. Additionally, Monroe Pastry Instructor Ebow Dadzie, a Pastry Chef at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, was named among the Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America by Dessert Professional Magazine in 2014.
Monroe also has a student-run restaurant, The Dining Lab, which provides a three-course gourmet dinner for a fixed price of $18.95. Students in Monroe’s culinary program prepare each item and are responsible for the restaurant’s daily operations. The restaurant is open to the general public, and reservations can be made by calling 914-740-6421. Their seasonally-adjusted menu can be viewed at http://www.thedininglab.com.
Additionally, Monroe’s student-run café, The Pastry Kiosk, offers a full lunch menu.
The Dining Lab and Pastry Kiosk are located at Monroe’s Main Hall at 434 Main Street in New Rochelle, NY.
Monroe’s School of Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts has been featured in several publications. The New Rochelle Daily Voice featured Dessert Professional magazine’s recent recognition of a Monroe pastry instructor in: “Magazine Honors New Rochelle College Pastry Instructor,” as well as a recent scholarship received by a Monroe graduate in: “Monroe College Graduate Awarded Culinary Scholarship.” The Queens Courier published a piece, “Jamaica High School Student Vying For Culinary Arts Scholarship,” which sheds light on a high school student’s goal of becoming a Monroe College culinary student. This article, “Good Life; Positive Achievements By Mid-Hudson Valley Residents For March 6” in the Poughkeepsie Journal, announces that winners of a baking contest will be awarded full scholarships to Monroe College’s culinary arts program. The Long Island Herald published “Filling In Her Career Ingredients,”, which mentions a local high school that participated in Monroe’s America’s Best High School Chef competition. Additionally, the Grenada Broadcast published a piece about Monroe’s students winning the CTO Students Colloquium Championship in: “Grenada Native Wins CTO Students Colloquium Championship.” “Westchester On The Level,” a radio talk show, featured Frank Constantino, Dean of Monroe’s School of Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts.
Monroe’s student-run restaurant, The Dining Lab, has received reviews in Westchester Magazine’s “Cut-Rate Culinary School Dining” Monroe College’s Dining Lab—And Brand-New Pastry Kiosk”, and “Monroe College’s Dining Lab Offers Westchester Quality Eats On The Cheap.” The New York Times also reviewed The Dining Lab in: “Proving Their Chops In The ‘Real World.’” New Rochelle Daily Voice published a piece on Monroe’s culinary program and The Dining Lab: “Monroe Students Earn High Marks For New Rochelle Eatery.” 
Monroe College has campuses in the Bronx, New Rochelle, as well as in the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia. The college also recently opened a Queens Extension Site in Flushing, where it offers MBA courses through its King Graduate School.
The college’s Bronx and New Rochelle campuses, and its Queens Extension Site, are all easily accessible and less than a 40-minute train ride to New York City’s Grand Central Station.
In March 2014, Monroe College opened an office in Orlando to bolster ties with its 800 Florida alumni and provide informational assistance and admission support to prospective students.
The New Rochelle Campus
Monroe College established its presence in New Rochelle in 1983. Since then, the campus has grown steadily, partnering with the city and its neighbors to develop and pursue a mutually beneficial master plan for integrating the college within the existing downtown area to create a more vibrant, robust community for both the college and city. Monroe has worked to renovate and repurpose older buildings in town for academic purposes and has won accolades within the architecture and design sector.
In 2007, the college converted a former industrial building into a culinary arts facility for the college’s School of Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts. Designed by Doban Architecture of Brooklyn, NY, it won a McGraw-Hill Construction Best of 2007 Award and a 2008 American School of University Outstanding Design Award.
In 2010, the college transformed three adjoining storefronts into a state-of-the-art Academic Center. The space features a technology-rich system, study nooks and is situated in the middle of faculty offices to give students easy access to their professors and the Academic Dean. The project, also designed by Doban Architecture with its affiliated design studio Think Fabricate, received an Outstanding Design award in the 2011 American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase.
In the fall of 2013, construction commenced on a six-story mixed-use building that includes a residence hall, academic space and cafeteria. It will provide on-campus housing for 300 students, with a 250-seat cafeteria and offices for faculty and administrators on the lower floors. Designed by Doban Architecture, construction is scheduled for completion in August 2014 with the first students taking residency in the Fall 2014 semester. This new building will be named Gaddy Hall in honor of Dr. James R. Gaddy, the former Superintendent of the New Rochelle School District, Principal of New Rochelle High School, and longtime member of Monroe’s Board of Trustees.
Monroe College has six academic buildings in the downtown New Rochelle area, and campus housing is provided for 1,000 of its 2,500 students across 16 local buildings. The Monroe Athletic Center, a 45,000 square-foot indoor arena that is home to the Monroe Mustangs athletic programs was added to the New Rochelle campus in 2011.
The campus is located at 434 Main Street in New Rochelle.
The Bronx Campus
Monroe College started in the Bronx in 1933 when founder Mildred King established The Monroe Business Institute in the West Farms section of the borough. Today, its main administrative building is located at 2501 Jerome Avenue. The campus consists of seven buildings, including:
King Hall – Opened in 1993, and formerly the site of the Fordham Roller Rink, King Hall is the hub of the college containing the English and Social Sciences Department, traditional academic classrooms and computer labs, various college offices (the President, Student Financial Services, Student Services, Undergraduate Admissions, the School of General Studies) and the JAG (Jerome Avenue Grille), the Mintz Auditorium, named after the college's former CFO, Alan Mintz, and the college’s writing center.
Ustin Hall – Opened in 2008 as the home of the School of Business and Accounting and the King Graduate School, Ustin Hall contains state-of-the-art classrooms, computer labs, offices, and a meeting room.
Jerome Hall – Opened in 1991, Jerome Hall has the Thomas P. Schnitzler library on the lower level. On the ground and upper floors are offices for the Bachelor’s Degree programs, the School of Criminal Justice, the School of Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts, and the Academic Office, as well as classrooms. The library is on the lower level of the building.
Monroe Hall – Opened in 1967 as the first facility at the Fordham campus, Monroe Hall is the home of the School of Information Technology and contains both computer labs/classrooms and traditional academic classrooms. The former West Farms campus closed in 1977.
South Hall – Opened in 1981, South Hall currently houses the offices and classrooms of the Mathematics Department. The building also contains the college’s mock courtroom used by the School of Criminal Justice.
West Hall – Opened in 2002, West Hall is the home of the School of Allied Health Professions, the School of Nursing, and administrative offices, including the Office of Career Advancement and the Registrar.
Annex – Opened in 2005, Annex houses administrative offices, a large meeting room that is often used for community purposes, and the college’s welcome center office.
The St. Lucia Campus
In 2007, Monroe established a campus in Barnard Hill Castries on the Caribbean Island of St. Lucia. This campus offers students unable to study in the U.S. with the opportunity to earn a degree from an accredited American institution. Classes are offered during the day, evening and weekends to accommodate the needs of traditional students, as well as working adults.
The campus is in close proximity to the downtown area, which includes government buildings, restaurants, shops, tourist attractions, the library, and harbor views.
In 2014, Executive Vice President Marc Jerome hosted a dinner for the college’s Antiguan alumni in the Caribbean island nation.
The Queens Extension Site
Monroe opened a Queens Extension Site in Flushing in the fall of 2012, offering MBA courses through its King Graduate School. In January 2014, the site expanded its course offerings within the school’s Masters of Business Administration, Master’s of Criminal Justice, and Master’s of Public Health programs.
The Queens Extension Site is located at 135-16 Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing. The building is situated one block away from the downtown area's extensive public transportation hub at Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue, affording easy access to the #7 Flushing subway line, LIRR, and MTA bus routes.
Monroe’s student body is incredibly diverse and reflects a wide range of students from both around and outside of the New York metropolitan area. Monroe also has a growing international student population, with over 400 students from six continents coming from South America, Japan, Korea, the Indian subcontinent, and China, among others, as well as from St. Kitts, Jamaica and other Caribbean nations. Roughly 35 percent of the students enrolled are male, and 65 percent are female.
Monroe also has a notable student veteran population on campus.
Students participate in a wide variety of clubs and organizations including, but not limited to: Criminal Justice, Pre-Law, Human Services, Allied Health, Club for Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO), Information Technology Student Association, National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), PCMA Hospitality Club, as well as music, dance, book, and cheerleading clubs.
Monroe College’s Office of Career Advancement (OCA) works closely with students, alumni, faculty and employers to integrate career planning, job search and employment information into the curriculum, extra curricular volunteer and club activities, and real world experiences. Monroe has OCA for its School of Allied Health Professions, Business, Accounting, Criminal Justice, and Hospitality & the Culinary Arts, as well as career advancement support for MBA students and those seeking a career in the government.
Each student at Monroe College is assigned a Career Advisor, who provides one-on-one assistance and advice with career decision-making, résumé and letter writing, and job search strategies.
Monroe also offers its students access to the Vault Center Library, the world’s leading source of career information including internship guides, company profiles, career advice and occupational profiles.
The college works with local businesses, industries, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations to provide internship and co-op programs.
Each year, local and national employers from a wide variety of industries hold on-campus recruiting sessions at Monroe to answer questions, interview students, and offer professional resources in the job search process.
The Monroe College Athletic Department fields teams in fourteen sports: baseball, men’s basketball, women's basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men's and women’s soccer, football, softball, men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field, 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 basketball, football, men’s and women’s soccer, and baseball are Division I programs, as are all of the track and field and cross country teams. Monroe women’s basketball, softball, and volleyball teams compete in Division II.
The Monroe College Athletic Department has been featured in several local publications. The Staten Island Advance reports on a Monroe College runner in: “Curtis Grad And Advance All-Star Ronaldo Ball Ready For NJCAA Track & Field National Championships.” Vaal Weekblad highlights a Monroe student-athlete in: “Former Vanderbijlpark Student A Runaway Success.” The Windsor Journal mentions two Monroe College runners in: “Former Warrior Running At NJCAA Championship.” The Hudson Reporter feautres a former Monroe College student-athlete in: “Anderson, Roberts Headed To ‘March Madness.’” . The Sedibeng Ster writes about a Monroe international student-athlete from South Africa in: “Dyoyi Flies SA Flag In New York.” The Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Times references a Monroe international student-athlete from the UK in: “Maple Ridge Softball Player Finding Post-Secondary Success In United States.” A Monroe College softball coach is cited in the Basingstoke Gazette in: “Mikaela Howell Enjoys Great First Season As Coach In America.” NOLA announces the University of Louisiana’s acquisition of a Monroe College student athlete in: “Warhawks Strengthen Volleyball Program With Three Signees.” Trib Live Sports cites a Monroe College coach in: “Canevin Alum Returning To RMU As Assistant Coach.”
Mustangs baseball was launched in 2005. Since then, the Mustangs baseball team has won 2 x NJCAA Division I Regional Championships (2008 and 2009).
Many student athletes choose to attend Monroe to prepare to play in the NCAA. Former students have subsequently signed with Major League teams: the Oakland A’s, Toronto Blue Jays, The LA Dodgers, and Arizona Diamondbacks.
Monroe College’s basketball program was launched in 1991, and moved up to Division I in 2002. As one of the college’s most successful programs, it has thus far achieved the following:
- 7 x NJCAA Division I Regional Championships (2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
- 5 x NJCAA Division I District Championships (2003, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
- 2 x NJCAA Division III Regional Championships (1998, 2000).
Monroe Mustang basketball alumni have gone on to star in European professional basketball and the NCAA Division I at a variety of higher education institutions.
Established in 2009, the men’s soccer team finished their first season with an overwhelming 16-1-1 record.
They followed that up in 2010 with a 19-2 record, Region and District Championships, and a fourth-place finish in the NJCAA Division I Men’s National Tournament.
As of 2014, their achievements include:
- 4 x NJCAA Division I Regional Championships (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
- 2 x NJCAA Division I Northeast District Championships (2010, 2011)
Men and Women's Cross Country and Indoor/Outdoor Track and Field
The Monroe College track and field teams made their debut in the fall of 2007.
In the 2009 outdoor national Championships, Monroe athletes placed third in the high jump, fifth in the long jump, and sixth in the discus and hammer throws.
At the 2010 outdoor nationals, a Monroe All-American took second in the men's discus and tenth in the women’ discus, and Monroe women finished fifth in the 100m and the 200m.
They also competed in the Outdoor Track and Cross Country nationals in 2011, and were Men’s Northeast District Outdoor Champs, and had a national champion in discus. In 2012-13 Monroe fielded gold medalists in discus and the triple jump.
In 2014, Monroe College’s track and field team hosted the NJCAA Indoor National Championships at the Armory in Manhattan. The same year, they competed in the NJCAA Outdoor National Championships in Arizona. The team placed seventh out of sixty teams, with four athletes achieving third place in their events (100m, steeplechase, 400m hurdles and discus).
Established as a varsity sport in 1998, the Monroe women hold:
- 1 x NJCAA Division II National Championship
- 2 x NJCAA Division II Regional Championships
- 3 x NJCAA Division II District Championships
- 2 x NJXAA Division III National Championships
- 6 x NJCAA Division III Regional Championships.
The 2013-2014 season marked the team’s eleventh consecutive appearance in the national championships.
In 2004-05 the Monroe women were named as an NJCAA Academic All-American team and two players were honored as Academic All-Americans.
Monroe’s newest varsity team started as an NJCAA Division III team in the fall of 2009, and moved up to Division I in 2012.
As of 2014, they have won:
- 1 x NJCAA Division I Regional Championship (2013)
- 1 x NJCAA Division I District Championship (2013)
- 2 x NJCAA Division III Regional Championships (2010 and 2011)
- 1 x NJCAA Division III District Championship (2011).
The Monroe College softball team play two seasons: fall and spring. The spring games are varsity NJCAA play. In their first season as a Division II team, they won the 2011 NJCAA Division II Regional 15 Championship.
The women’s volleyball program commenced in 2003, and has won:
- 2 x NJCAA Division II Regional Championships (2012 and 2013)
- 2 x NJCAA Division II District Championships (2012 and 2013)
Each year, since 2012, the Monroe women host the New York Volleyball Classic Tournament.
Baseball and Soccer Academies
Monroe College’s baseball and soccer academies are yearlong programs run by the Monroe College International Academy Coaching staff.
The academies offer participants the opportunity to train 5 days a week and includes a curriculum of individual assessment and skill development, cognitive instruction, individual tactical concentration, team tactics, and coach development. The academies are open to a wide variety of athletes, including players who wish to be seen by college coaches in America, players who need to obtain college credits to become NCAA eligible without losing playing eligibility, players who wish to become a coach, and international students who want to learn English while being part of an intensive training academy.
Monroe Athletic Complex
In January 2011, the college finished renovating the former ice rink at the New Roc City complex in New Rochelle, into the Monroe Athletic Complex (MAC). The MAC is state-of-the-art complex developed for use by students and the New Rochelle community. The centerpiece of the 45,000 square-foot arena is a 94-foot, wood-floor basketball court where the Monroe Mustangs basketball and volleyball teams play their home games. The court was delivered to Monroe from US Cellular arena in Milwaukee. The complex also houses a track, locker rooms, a trainer’s room and seating for fans. Overlooking the court are sizeable reception rooms and a professional kitchen for catered events.