Molloy College

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Molloy College
AffiliationRoman Catholic (Dominican)
Endowment27 Million
PresidentDrew Bogner, Ph.D.
LocationRockville Centre, New York, USA
40°41′9″N 73°37′35″W / 40.68583°N 73.62639°W / 40.68583; -73.62639Coordinates: 40°41′9″N 73°37′35″W / 40.68583°N 73.62639°W / 40.68583; -73.62639
CampusRockville Centre, Suffolk Center
AthleticsNCAA Division II
ColoursWhite and Cerise
MascotVictor E. Lion

Molloy College is a private Catholic college in Long Island, New York, United States that provides more than 50 academic undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs. Students can earn degrees in liberal arts, social and natural sciences, nursing, business, education, social work, speech therapy, music therapy, theatre arts, criminal justice, and new media.

Molloy's main campus is located in Rockville Centre. The campus size is 30 acres

Molloy's student body numbers around 4,900 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students. In recent years, it has added new facilities, including two residence halls, a student center and a performing arts theatre. Additionally, a new state-of-the-art nursing facility opened for the Spring 2016 semester. The nursing building houses the first named school on the Molloy campus—The Barbara H. Hagan School of Nursing. Molloy offers an expanded international education program, over 60 clubs and honor societies, service opportunities, internships and NCAA Division II sports teams.


In 1941 the Sisters of St. Dominic purchased 25 acres in Rockville Centre. In 1955 the Dominican Sisters of Amityville founded Molloy Catholic College. It was established as a women's college appointing Mother Anselma Ruth, O.p., PH.D., as the first president. A year later the first institutional building called Quealy Hall opened. Soon after, Mother Bernadette de Lourdes, O.P., was appointed as the second president followed by the opening of Kellenburg Hall. In 1959 the first commencement ceremony took place celebrating the first graduating class. In 1971 its name was changed to Molloy College. In 1972 it began accepting men into the nursing program and in 1982 became fully coeducational.[1]

Divisions and departments[edit]

Division of education[edit]

Undergraduate programs
  • Adolescence
  • Adolescence/special education e programs
  • Childhood/early childhood education[2]
  • Childhood/special education
  • Music education[3]
  • Visual arts education[4]
Graduate programs
  • Adolescence education
  • Early childhood/childhood education
  • Special education or TESOL

Doctoral program[edit]

Division of Natural Sciences[edit]

The Molloy College Division of Natural Sciences consists of programs in mathematics and computer studies, allied health sciences and speech and language pathology.

Allied Health Sciences[edit]

    • Cardiovascular Technology[5]
    • Health Service Leadership[6]
    • Nuclear Medicine Technology[7]
    • Respiratory Care[8])
    • Biology[9], Chemistry, and Environmental Studies
    • Mathematics[10] and Computer Studies[11]
    • Speech-Language Pathology[12]

Humanities division[edit]

Humanities provide a solid foundation for a career in law, education, publishing, medicine, social policy, business and more.

  • Art
  • Communications
  • English
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Modern Languages
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Theology and Religious Studies
  • New Media

Nursing division[edit]

One of the largest and most respected programs in the nation, Molloy's curriculum promotes a humanistic approach to nursing, integrating theory and clinical practice opportunities within a framework of ethical decision-making. Master's and doctoral program available.

Division of Business[edit]

  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing

Division of Continuing Education and Professional Development[edit]

Molloy offers programs for:

  • Careers and Professional Development
  • Personal Enrichment [13]

Division of Social Sciences[edit]

  • Criminal Justice
  • History/ Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology and Anthropology[14]

Student life[edit]

Molloy College offers over 60 clubs and organizations. Some are founded on academics but others are centered around a cultural theme.[15]

Student clubs and organizations[edit]

  • African American and Caribbean Organization (AACO)
  • American Red Cross Club
  • American Sign Language Club
  • Anime Club
  • Biology Club
  • Break The Silence
  • Business and Accounting Club
  • Careers in Sports and Marketing Club
  • Chrysalis (yearbook)
  • Club Italia (Italian Student Union)
  • Consulting Club
  • Education Club
  • Gaelic Society
  • Gamma Society
  • Gaming Club
  • Golf Club
  • Hercampus Magazine
  • Hillel (Jewish Student Union)
  • History and Political Science Club
  • Intramurals Club
  • Investment Club
  • Leadership Education and Awareness for Disabilities (LEAD)
  • Liam Gallagher Club
  • Lioness Steppers
  • Literary Magazine
  • Lion's Café Poetry Club
  • Math and Computer Studies Club (MACS)
  • Model U.N.
  • Molloy Entrepreneurship
  • Molloy Forum (newspaper)
  • Molloy Mock Trial/Moot Court Club
  • Molloy News Now
  • Molloy Nursing Student Association (MNSA)
  • Molloy Performing Arts Club (MPAC)
  • Molloy Student Government
  • Music Education (A.Mus.Ed.)
  • Music Therapy Club
  • National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA)
  • Not For Sale
  • PAWS (animal welfare)
  • Performing Arts Club (PAC)
  • Philosophy Club
  • Ping Pong Club
  • Psychology and Counseling Club
  • Quidditch Club
  • Relay For Life
  • Respiratory Therapy Club
  • Rugby – Men
  • Rugby – Women
  • Social Work Club
  • South Asian Cultural Exchange (SACE)
  • S.P.E.C.T.R.U.M. Club
  • TRiO CLuB
  • Ultimate Frisbee Club
  • Union Hispana de Molloy
  • Youth for Christ

Dorm life[edit]

Molloy offers two residence halls that house over 250 students. Both dorms are co-ed but the halls and wings are separated by gender. The students living on campus have a choice of three different meal plans and also the school provides daily shuttle service to local places such as dining, shopping, or the train. [16]

Madison Theatre[edit]

The Madison Theatre at Molloy College opened in the late fall of 2011. The 550-seat theater hosts a variety of performers from the world of theater, music, dance, cabaret, comedy and more. Molloy's November 12, 2011 Gala Event opened the theater and was written by Alan Zweibel. Madison Theater's Artistic Director is Angelo Fraboni, a Broadway performer who has produced and managed a range of Off-Broadway productions and tours.[17]


Molloy Lions logo

The athletic program is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division II. The teams are known as the Lions. The College has 19 athletic teams: seven men's (soccer, basketball, lacrosse, cross-country, baseball, indoor track & field, and outdoor track and field) and twelve women's (volleyball, softball, lacrosse, soccer, basketball, tennis, bowling, field hockey, rugby, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, and cross-country). In addition to the Molloy Men's Rugby Club, the College's club sports include the equestrian team and the cheerleading and dance squads.

The Molloy College Softball team earned a trip to the College World Series during three out of the last seven seasons.[18] Also, during 2014–15 Molloy had two of its student-athletes named All-American selections.[19]


In 2017 Molloy was ranked as the #96 in the United States by Money magazine.[20] Molloy was also ranked by #41 by U.S. News & World Report in the Regional Colleges North category.[21] According to a recent study from Georgetown University, Molloy ranks 17th in the nation among four-year colleges for producing highly paid graduates.[citation needed] Additionally, College Factual ranks Molloy as third in the country for colleges offering studies in the healthcare professions. For the 2015–16 academic year Molloy was also named the #1 college to earn a nursing degree by College Factual. Molloy has a 90% student retention rate, which is among the highest in the nation.[citation needed]


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  4. ^ "Molloy College: Visual Arts Education". Archived from the original on 2016-03-19. Retrieved 2016-03-01.
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