Monroe Community College - Rochester Monroe Community College - Rochester

Key Stats

Type Of Institution
Two-Year college

Institutional Designation
Public—State and Local

Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs

Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs

Room And Board

Average Work-Study Aid Awarded

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Monroe Community College - Rochester

When MCC opened in 1962, our mission was to provide access to high-quality education and training programs to a diverse community. Our purpose still holds true today as we adapt our programs and services to the changing needs of the community.

Through high-quality programs, innovative academic initiatives and state-of-the-art facilities, we offer a variety of educational options to meet your needs and learning styles – and help you reach your goals.

Accounting x 
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General x 
Art/Art Studies, General x 
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician x 
Behavioral Sciences x 
Biological and Physical Sciences x 
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician x 
Biology/Biological Sciences, General x 
Business Administration and Management, General x 
Chemical Engineering x 
Chemistry, General x 
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician x 
Commercial and Advertising Art x 
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other x 
Computer and Information Sciences, Other x 
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician x 
Computer Engineering, Other x 
Computer Science x 
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician x 
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management x 
Corrections x 
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration x 
Criminal Justice/Police Science x 
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician x 
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist x 
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician x 
Engineering Science x 
Environmental Studies x 
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General x 
Fashion Merchandising x 
Fashion/Apparel Design x 
Fire Science/Fire-fighting x 
Food Technology and Processing x 
Forestry, General x 
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production x 
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator x 
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician x 
History, General x 
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management x 
Human Services, General x 
Industrial Radiologic Technology/Technician x 
Industrial Technology/Technician x 
Information Science/Studies x 
Information Technology x 
Instrumentation Technology/Technician x 
Interior Design x 
International Business/Trade/Commerce x 
Landscape Architecture x 
Laser and Optical Technology/Technician x 
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary x 
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies x 
Marketing/Marketing Management, General x 
Mass Communication/Media Studies x 
Mathematics, General x 
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician x 
Music, General x 
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies x 
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching x 
Physics, General x 
Political Science and Government, General x 
Pre-Pharmacy Studies x 
Quality Control Technology/Technician x 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse x 
Social Sciences, General x 
Special Products Marketing Operations x 
Telecommunications Technology/Technician x 
Tourism and Travel Services Management x 

Academic Life

You can earn academic degrees and certificates in more than 80 fields and programs. Plus:

• Earn a certificate in sustainability, mathematics or honors/advanced studies while you’re pursuing an associate degree. These embedded certificates are the first of their kind to be offered within the State University of New York system.
• Visit the PAC Center, a state-of-the-art educational, athletic and recreational facility that houses an indoor turf field, jogging track, fitness center equipped with cardio and strength training equipment.
• Live on campus in one of our spacious, state-of-the-art residence halls.  Four-and five-person suites are fully furnished and have complete kitchens, two full bathrooms, computer and network connectivity, and are just a quick walk from classes and activities. 

Plus, our flexible course scheduling helps you balance home, work and family. Visit our admissions counselors to create a plan that works for your needs.

If your plan is to continue your education at a four-year college or university, we have transfer and 2+2 dual admission programs that fit bachelor’s degrees across the country. MCC graduates have transferred to more than 400 different colleges, including Cornell, UCLA, Michigan State and all SUNY campuses.

As we add new—and modify existing—programs and courses to keep up with the needs of local employers and students, you’ll find MCC within easy reach. In addition to our Brighton Campus, the downtown Damon City Campus, the Applied Technologies Center and the Public Safety Training Facility, we have extension sites all over town.

If you prefer an alternative to the traditional classroom environment, you can choose from more than 100 online courses.

Outside of class, you’ll discover a vibrant campus life: events organized by more than 50 student clubs and groups; a wide array of cultural activities, including art exhibits and plays and a top-ranked athletic program.

MCC is consistently recognized as one of the top community colleges in the nation. Our faculty’s and staff’s successes include more than 80 SUNY Chancellor’s Awards recognizing excellence in teaching, professional service, librarianship, scholarship and creative activities.


MCC professors care about your success. Unlike colleges where professors divide their time between research and the classroom, our professors are here to teach. MCC offers a wide range of programs—for students who know exactly what they want, and those who are still exploring their options. Our transfer programs give you the flexibility to go in many different directions, while our career programs offer rewarding opportunities with top regional employers. MCC also offers an Honors Program and the Honors Concentration Degree, as well as the national honor society Phi Theta Kappa.

Campus Life

Whether you have a favorite sport, a fascination with computer design, or just about any other interest, there’s a team or club for you. There are ongoing cultural events, speakers, films and many volunteer opportunities. MCC’s Campus Center and residence halls offer you more exciting options than ever.

Facilities and Resources

MCC’s Brighton Campus includes a variety of athletic fields and 12 interconnected buildings with classrooms, lecture halls and labs featuring the latest technologies, electronic classrooms, computer centers, wireless access, and learning resources. The Campus Center features offices for clubs, meeting rooms, a two-story bookstore, cafes and dining areas, as well as lounges for relaxing and socializing. Residence halls allow 800 students to live and learn in spacious modern suites that include a full kitchen, living room, and choice of single or double rooms. The Damon City Campus is centrally located in downtown Rochester, accessible to all bus routes and within walking distance to many jobs and internship opportunities. The Applied Technologies Center houses high-tech training facilities for precision machining and tooling, HVAC, and automotive technology programs.

Athletics / Sports

At MCC, winning has been the tradition since the inception of the athletic program in 1963. MCC is home to one of the most successful athletic programs in the nation: 18 team national championships, 17 individual national champions, 144 regional titles, hundreds of All-Conference, All-Region and All-American performers and dozens of academic honors and accolades.  MCC has twice earned top honors at the Pepsi National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) Awards. Our teams strive for excellence and many of our student-athletes transfer onto competitive teams at Division I, II, and III colleges and universities. Being a student-athlete at MCC means having access to such resources as an academic athletic advisor, full-time coaches, and state-of-the-art facilities.

Financial Aid / Tuition

Both full-time and part-time students may qualify for financial aid, and more than half of our students receive some form of financial aid. Our Financial Aid Office offers workshops and seminars to help students apply for and manage these funds. MCC also awards hundreds of scholarships and grants each year, including five Presidential Scholarships for up to full-time tuition.


During your senior year, complete an application, available from your high school counselor’s office or online. SAT or ACT scores are not required for admission, but may be used to waive placement testing. Admission requirements vary, depending on the program. For individual program requirements, look in our catalog or visit our Web site. High-demand programs, such as Nursing and Dental Hygiene, have early application deadlines. During your senior year, complete an application, available from your high school counselor’s office or online at SAT or ACT scores are not required for admission, but may be used to waive placement testing. Admission requirements vary, depending on the program. For individual program requirements, look in our catalog or visit our Web site. High-demand programs, such as Nursing, have early application deadlines.

Other Cool Facts

MCC gives you a strong foundation for the bachelor’s degree or career you want. How? With professors who care about your success. High standards and low tuition costs. And exciting new campus facilities everywhere you turn. Monroe Community College is the perfect fit for thousands of students every year. Whether it’s getting an excellent start on a bachelor’s degree or preparing for a rewarding professional career, our students’ achievements put MCC in the top 1% of community colleges in the nation. At Monroe Community College, you’ll find small classes, dedicated professors, and over 80 different academic programs to choose from. More than two-thirds of MCC students are enrolled in transfer programs that include 2+2 dual admission with more than 20 colleges, and articulation agreements with many more. In fact, MCC students have transferred to more than 400 different colleges across the U.S., including Syracuse University, UCLA, Cornell, University of Rochester, Georgetown, American University, Columbia, R.P.I., and all SUNY campuses.

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