Mission and Core Values


Monroe College, founded in 1933, is a national leader in higher education access, affordability, and attainment. We believe in the power of education to facilitate social mobility and transform communities, and embrace our responsibility to advocate national policies that serve students’ best interests. We are proud of our outcomes and unique caring environment, especially for first-generation college students, newly arriving immigrants, and international students. Our innovative curriculum, taught by experienced industry professionals, integrates local, national, and global perspectives. Our academic programs align with industries that drive the New York and international economies that we serve.  Our graduates are prepared for continued scholarship, professional growth, and career advancement.

Core Values

  • Outcomes drive us.
    We are committed to remaining a national leader in delivering strong outcomes for students and always strive for continuous improvement.
  • Integrity guides us.
    Honesty, transparency, accountability, and fairness are the bedrock of our work.
  • Relationships define us. 
    We build strong personal connections among students, faculty, and staff, as well as with external educational, corporate, and community partners.