Thank you for your interest in Monroe Community College. MCC is a vibrant, collaborative environment, the ideal place to develop your higher education career. A college of the State University of New York, we are an innovative, responsive institution recognized globally as a leader among community colleges. As a member of the League for Innovation in the Community College, we are one of a few colleges that serves on the organization’s board of directors, providing leadership to nationwide initiatives.
Our college community includes more than 1,500 faculty and staff. New faculty members receive mentoring from senior faculty. Colleagues collaborate within and across organizational divisions, resulting in high-quality instruction and award-winning programs that support our key mission—student success. We value personalized attention for students, excellence in teaching and an innovative curriculum to promote student success.
At MCC, we have built a culture that sustains innovation and attracts accomplished and dedicated professionals. Our high expectations for student achievement and faculty quality encourage creativity and engagement. In part because of our progressive and collaborative culture, our faculty and professional staff have received 85 SUNY Chancellor’s Awards, recognizing excellence in teaching, professional service, librarianship, classified service, scholarship and creative activities. Members of the MCC community are often called upon to share their successes with colleagues at conferences, workshops and meetings across the country.
Community colleges have become the gateway to higher education for much of the nation. Nearly half of the college students in the U.S. attend community colleges. At MCC, more than 38,000 students each year take classes at eight locations across the region and in the online world. We open the door of access to a diverse population, from young adults to lifelong learners. With strong, deep ties to the community and a history of responding to changing needs, MCC plays a critical role in the economic development of the Greater Rochester area by preparing the local workforce through education, training and retraining.
The third-largest urban center in New York state, Rochester is a diverse community—in its people, landscape, weather and activities. Rochesterians celebrate their diversity with annual festivals highlighting rich cultural heritages. Rochester is a highly educated community; fully one-third of its residents hold college degrees. Situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes, the area offers beautiful landscapes: a city accentuated by the Genesee River and High Falls, suburban towns and villages rich in community spirit, and rolling hills dotted with farms and wineries. There is something for every taste—fine dining, professional sports, live theatre, parks, museums and more. As a recent transplant to the region, I can personally attest to its welcoming character and incredible sense of community spirit.
I invite you to consider Monroe Community College because, as we say, “There’s more to you—There’s more to MCC.”
All the best,
Anne M. Kress, Ph.D.
Monroe Community College is many things: a place to continue learning and acquire career skills, a foundation for a four-year degree, a center for academic and cultural opportunities, a vital catalyst for workforce development, and so much more. Nationally ranked and recognized as one of the most innovative community colleges in North America, MCC is also one of the best academic values in the country.
The mission of Monroe Community College is to provide access to high-quality education and training programs to a diverse community. Student success is the college’s highest priority.
In fulfilling its mission, the college is committed to excellence in teaching, comprehensiveness, lifelong learning and citizenship. The college embraces its role as a stimulus for economic development and values partnerships, innovation and educational leadership.