Monroe Community College - State University of NY

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 1000 E. Henrietta Rd.
Rochester, NY 14623

 Phone: 585 292-2100
 Fax: 585 424-5249

The History of the College

In the early 1960s, community leaders became concerned about the education of nurses in the Rochester area. Led by local physician Dr. Samuel J. Stabins, they established Monroe Community College as an educational institution which would prepare students to work in local hospitals and health care facilities. MCC became part of the State University of New York system, and its program offerings were expanded to prepare graduates for a wide range of job fields or transfer to four-year institutions.

MCC’s first class—720 students—enrolled in September, 1962. Since then, enrollment has increased steadily and new programs have been developed to meet the changing requirements of the local community. MCC has also responded to community needs with a variety of special educational initiatives. Examples include:

  • The Center for Educational Access and Achievement (CEAAS), providing academic enrichment, support services, career exploration, and cultural awareness activities for minority students pursuing degrees in mathematics, sciences, technologies and the licensed professions. CEAAS opens educational doors for students starting as early as seventh grade and extending through the first two years of college.
  • AmeriCorps. MCC is the lead agency for this local consortium which was awarded more than $1 million annually for three years by the Corporation for National Service. An outgrowth of President Clinton’s call for a national service initiative. AmeriCorps recruits and trains up to 100 volunteers annually to conduct public safety projects in recreation, education, and community policing and organizing.
  • STAGE, preparing students who did not complete high school for further education or work.
  • The Public Safety Training Center, which trains police, corrections, fire and emergency medical personnel.


MCC is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Curricula are registered and approved by the New York State Department of Education.

The College is a member of the League for Innovation in the Community College. The League provides direction and leadership for experimentation and innovation in two-year colleges. Its members are recognized as the best community colleges in the United States and Canada.

Picture inside Monroe Community College.Picture of Dream Big billboard promoting the MCC Damon City Campus.Main Addresses

Brighton Campus

1000 East Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14623
585 292-2000
Brighton Campus Information

Downtown Campus

321 State Street
Rochester, NY 14608
585 292-2000
Downtown Campus Information

Applied Technologies Center

2485 West Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14623
585 292-3700
Applied Technologies Center Information

Public Safety Training Facility

1190 Scottsville Road
Rochester, NY 14624
585 753-3800
Public Safety Training Facility Information