Trocaire College

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For the Irish charity, see Trócaire.
Trocaire College Main Campus Courtyard
Trocaire College
Former names
Sancta Maria College
Motto Careers of achievement, lives of purpose.
Type Private junior college
Established 1958 (1958)
Affiliation Roman Catholic (Sisters of Mercy
President Bassam M. Deeb, Ph.D.
Vice-president Richard T. Linn, Ph.D.
Students 1300
Location Buffalo, New York, United States
42°50′48″N 78°48′45″W / 42.8466°N 78.81238°W / 42.8466; -78.81238Coordinates: 42°50′48″N 78°48′45″W / 42.8466°N 78.81238°W / 42.8466; -78.81238
Colours Red, grey and gold
Affiliations CMHE

Trocaire College is a private Catholic college in Buffalo, New York. Trocaire College offers associate and bachelor's degree programs as well as one-year certificate programs and workforce development training in healthcare, business, hospitality and technology. Trocaire's main campus is located in the City of Buffalo, and has an extension site located in Williamsville, New York. Enrollment is approximately 1300 students.


The college was founded in 1958 by the Sisters of Mercy as Sancta Maria College, a sisters' college. In 1965, the college began admitting lay women, followed by men in 1972. The name was changed to Trocaire College in 1967, with the new naming coming from the Irish word for "mercy."[1]


Trocaire College offers certificate programs, Associate's degree programs, as well as Bachelor's degree programs. In addition to healthcare oriented fields such as Nursing, Healthcare Informatics, Surgical Technology and Radiologic Technology, students can major in other career-oriented fields, including Hospitality Management and Human Resource Management. The college is home to the oldest private Associate's Degree in Nursing program in western New York, as well as the region's oldest evening nursing program.


  1. ^ "History and Mission". 

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