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

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Bronx-based College Ranked Number One in New York State

Monroe College, a national leader in urban and international education, today announced that it was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as having one of the best online bachelor’s degree programs for veterans in the nation. Monroe ranked number one out of the two colleges in New York State included in the list.

Monroe waives the entrance fee for veterans accepted into the school, and enables those who are completing all of their classes online to qualify for housing stipends of up to $673 per month for full-time enrollment. Over 350 veterans are enrolled at Monroe.

Each college included in the U.S. News & World Report’s online programs for veterans list was recognized in the publication’s 2014 overall best online program rankings, released earlier this year. Monroe ranked third out of the five programs in New York State that made that list, with a tuition that is one-quarter the cost of colleges with higher rankings.

The ranking methodology also required online programs for veterans to belong to institutions that are certified for the GI Bill and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, or public institutions that charge in-state tuition for all out-of-state veterans. Additionally, schools must also be members of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium and offer at least one course in the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) catalog, created to help service members and veterans pursue their educational goals.

“We recognize the unique needs of our veterans, and are committed to ensuring they receive the necessary support to succeed academically as they transition into a civilian career,” said Stephen Jerome, president of Monroe College. “Our nurturing environment attracts many veterans to Monroe, and is largely supplemented by a group of administrators dedicated exclusively to helping them accomplish their goals.”

Monroe College has a staff of Military Benefit Specialists, Veterans Admissions Counselors, and a Director of Military and Veterans Affairs that oversee the school’s Office of Veterans Affairs. To learn more about the educational opportunities for Veterans at Monroe College, please visit here.

This is the latest of several U.S. News & World Report rankings for Monroe College; in February 2014, the school was ranked number one in the regional university category for exceeding predicted graduation rates, and in September 2013, Monroe was recognized as the most affordable ranked private college in New York State. Monroe was also ranked among the top 100 Master’s Universities in the nation by Washington Monthly magazine, placing 11th out of 59 colleges in New York State that made the list.


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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