We are committed to ensuring every student who desires a college education has access to an affordable and high-quality experience. Donating to our various academic support programs, career, and talent development initiatives, and scholarships, assist our students through to graduation.
Medgar Evers College (MEC), founded in 1970 and one of 25 colleges of the City University of New York (CUNY), is a vibrant, vital, and transformative Predominately Black Institution (PBI) that embraces the legacy of the slain civil rights leader whose name it bears through education, self-actualization, and community service. The College is located in the Crown Heights section of Central Brooklyn—one of the largest, most densely populated, and ethnically diverse sections of the borough. MEC students come from all boroughs of New York City (NYC) and represent over 105 countries around the world. The College’s educational philosophy is to provide an affordable, first-rate college education for Central Brooklyn and NYC residents who might otherwise have no access to college and are primarily first-generation college-goers.
MEC is a four-year public and urban commuter college—and one of the few CUNY colleges that award both baccalaureate and associate degrees. MEC’s mission is to develop and maintain high-quality, professional, career-oriented undergraduate degree programs and provide students with a solid liberal arts background. The College builds curriculum, programs, and partnerships that transform the lives of students of diverse backgrounds.
During the academic year 2020-2021, Medgar Evers College offered twenty baccalaureate degrees, ten associate degrees, and one credit-bearing certificate in its degree-granting programs. As the COVID-19 pandemic continued, Medgar Evers College continued to provide instruction in distance learning format during the academic year 2020-2021.