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Trocaire College, a private career-oriented Catholic college in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy, strives to empower students toward personal enrichment, dignity, and self-worth through education in a variety of professions and in the liberal arts. Recognizing the individual needs of a diverse student body, Trocaire College provides life learning and development within a community-based environment. Trocaire College prepares students for service in the universal community.
It was founded in 1958 by the Sisters of Mercy to provide an opportunity for the women of the order to study Education. It has since evolved into a uniquely comprehensive, coeducational institution with enrollment of approximately 1,400 students. Trocaire offers Associates Degrees, some Bachelor’s Degrees, and Certificates to a largely non-traditional student population. Often described as “a college of second chances” with “transformational” impact, Trocaire strives to empower students toward personal enrichment, dignity, and self-worth through education in a variety of professions and in the liberal arts.
Trocaire College is an urban campus, located on Choate Avenue in South Buffalo. In addition, they have a site in Lancaster, NY which houses business related programs. Buffalo is the second most populous city in the State of New York. It sits on the eastern shores of Lake Erie and at the head of the Niagara River. The Buffalo Metropolitan area has one of the most affordable housing markets in the US. With plenty to do, Buffalo is home to four sports teams, Kleinhan’s Music Hall, and Shea’s Performing Arts Theater, among numerous other museums, parks, art galleries, and tourist attractions. Known as “the city of good neighbors,” Buffalo was rated among the top ten best places to raise a family in the U.S. by Forbes Magazine in 2010.