Monroe College's Online Bachelor's Degree Program Ranked Among Best in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report

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Bronx-based College Ranked Third in New York State; Tuition One-Quarter the Cost of Colleges with Higher Rankings

Monroe College, a national leader in urban and international education, today announced that it has been ranked as having one of the best online bachelor’s degree programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Of the five programs that made the list in the New York metropolitan area, Monroe was ranked third with a tuition that is one-quarter the cost of colleges with higher rankings.

Monroe has been offering online degrees for the past seven years and nearly 600 of its students are completing their degree fully online. Of the five ranked colleges by U.S. News & World Report in the New York City area, Monroe offers the least expensive online bachelor’s degree program with an annual tuition cost of $12,336.

The online bachelor’s degree program rankings are based on four factors, including student engagement – student satisfaction and instructor responsiveness; student services and technology – the amount of financial, technical and vocational support available to distance learners; faculty credentials and training – how well a school prepares qualified instructors to teach remotely; and peer reputation – opinion harbored by other institutions. For more information on the ranking methodology of U.S. News & World Report, please see here.

“Monroe undoubtedly offers the greatest value for online degree programs in New York City,” said Stephen Jerome, president of Monroe College. “Students enrolled in our online program greatly benefit from its convenience and flexibility, and are encouraged to take advantage of our highly accessible campuses in the Bronx and New Rochelle for additional resources and support from our dedicated staff.”

The college offers online bachelor’s degree programs in business management, criminal justice, health services administration, hospitality management, information technology and public health. To learn more about Monroe’s online programs, please visit

Monroe College was recently ranked number one in the regional university category for exceeding predicted graduation rates by U.S. News & World Report. In September 2013, Monroe was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the most affordable ranked private college in New York State.

About Monroe College

Founded in 1933, New York-based Monroe College is a nationally ranked private institution of higher learning with a student-centric learning approach that prioritizes hands-on academic experiences, practical and relevant academic programs, flexible learning schedules, best-in-class instructional technologies, and committed and engaged faculty to ensure that students are well positioned for career success upon graduation. Monroe College graduates more minority students than any other college in New York State.

Monroe College offers Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's degree programs. It has campuses in the Bronx, New Rochelle, as well as in the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia, with programs offered through its Schools of Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Nursing, Education, Business & Accounting, Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts, and Allied Health Professions, as well as through its liberal arts and continuing education programs, and its King Graduate School. The institution was listed in the fall of 2013 by U.S. News & World Report as the most affordable ranked private college in New York State. For more information and admissions criteria, please visit

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