Trocaire College

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Trocaire College
Trocaire College courtyard.jpg
Trocaire College Main Campus Courtyard
Former names
Sancta Maria College
MottoCareers of achievement, lives of purpose.
TypePrivate junior college
Established1958 (1958)
Religious affiliation
Roman Catholic (Sisters of Mercy
PresidentBassam M. Deeb, Ph.D.
Vice-presidentRichard T. Linn, Ph.D.
Location, ,
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
ColoursRed, grey and gold
AffiliationsACCU, NAICU

Trocaire College is a private Roman Catholic college in Buffalo, New York. Founded in 1958 by the Sisters of Mercy, Trocaire College offers associate and bachelor's degree programs as well as one-year certificate programs and workforce development training in healthcare, business, and technology.[1] It is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education[2][3] and chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York.[4] It has an extension site known as the Trocaire Achievement Complex located in Williamsville, New York. Total enrollment across both locations is approximately 1300 students.


Trocaire was founded in 1958 by the Sisters of Mercy as Sancta Maria College, to train women of the order. In 1965 it accepted in laywomen and in 1972 it accepted in male students. In 1967 the college was renamed Trocaire College. The word Trócaire means Mercy in the Irish language; the Sisters of Mercy were founded in Ireland, and this name, recognizes that Irish heritage.[5]


Trocaire College offers certificate, Associate's degree, and Bachelor's degree programs in healthcare, business and technology. It focuses on offering career-oriented programs in growing fields. The college is home to the oldest private Associate's Degree in Nursing program in western New York.


  1. ^ Trocaire expands high-tech offerings By Chris Caya, WBFO-NPR, April 15, 2019.
  2. ^ Middle States Commission On Higher Education - Trocaire College
  3. ^ Trocaire College Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
  4. ^ Trocaire College New York Colleges,
  5. ^ Trocaire College History and the Sisters of Mercy About Trocaire,

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