Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College

1650 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
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(718) 270-6024

Founded in 1970, Medgar Evers is CUNY's newest four-year college. Named in honor of the slain civil rights leader Medgar Wiley Evers, the College offers associate and bachelor's degrees. Its mission is to serve the educational, cultural, and social needs of the central Brooklyn community.

Special Programs

English as a Second Language.

Alliance for Minority Participation (AMP): Special opportunities in science, engineering, and mathematics.

Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (C-STEP).

Freshman Honors Program: For academically outstanding students with the ability to undertake challenging curricula.

School of Continuing Education: Day, evening, and Saturday programs in basic education and high school equivalency. Classes are also available for children and teens.


  • The Caribbean Research Center plays a vital role in the local community and the academic community. It provides outreach services for Caribbean immigrants in New York and conducts important research on social, economic, and educational issues affecting the Caribbean region.
  • Results of the 2000 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), administered at colleges around the country, demonstrate that Medgar Evers College lives up to its motto "Creating Success One Student at a Time."
  • According to the NSSE, Medgar Evers students at all levels ranked the College very highly in such areas as "Level of Academic Challenge" and "Student-Faculty Collaboration."

To fulfill its mission, Medgar Evers College offers outstanding degree programs in such fields as biology, business, computer science, elementary education, English, environmental studies, liberal studies, marketing, mathematics, nursing, and public administration. It also offers a variety of certificate programs. The general education core program at Medgar Evers emphasizes the classics, pluralism, and diversity.

  • A comprehensive, community-minded college with a diverse faculty and student body, Medgar Evers provides a strong foundation for professional achievement and advanced study.
  • Access and academic excellence are both essential aspects of the Medgar Evers mission.
  • The College serves students from a very broad range of educational, socio-economic, political, cultural, and national backgrounds.
  • Medgar Evers College has developed many effective enrichment and support services that supplement and enhance regular course offerings. These include postsecondary instruction in basic skills, English as a Second Language, and bilingual teacher educational programs for non-native English speakers; career planning courses; peer and group counseling; degree programs for paraprofessional teachers' aides; the Freshman Year Experience Program; and a Student Advocacy Support Services Center.
  • Medgar Evers College offers assistance to members of the community, students, faculty, and alumni through its many centers. These include the Center for Law and Social Justice, the Caribbean Research Center, the Ella Baker/Charles Romain Child Care Center, the Center for Women's Development, and the Jackie Robinson Center for Physical Culture. In addition, the School of Continuing Education offers certificates and diplomas.
  • Over the past several years, Medgar Evers College has enhanced the delivery of educational services to its students. Approximately 190 weekend course offerings are available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays to meet the specific needs of working and non-traditional students.
  • The College's goals for the next five years include: enhancing its academic programs to meet the demands of the 21st century; strengthening teaching and learning, including the use of new technologies; expanding research opportunities; strengthening links to the surrounding community; and proceeding with the next phase of campus expansion and new construction.
  • Medgar Evers College is a genuinely multicultural community, with students and faculty members reflecting the diversity of the surrounding Brooklyn community. Students and their families have roots in some 75 countries and faculty members represent five of the Earth's seven continents.
  • The diverse, highly accomplished faculty includes a Fulbright Scholar, a CUNY Distinguished Professor, American Council of Education Fellows, and many recipients of research awards and other professional honors. The vast majority of Medgar Evers faculty members hold a doctorate or the terminal degree in their disciplines.
  • Medgar Evers College strives to make significant differences in the lives of students and community members. We take our motto very seriously: "Creating Success, One Student at a Time." The College continues to contribute to the educational revolution taking place in The City University of New York, the nation, and around the world.

Travel Directions


#2, 3, 4, 5 to Franklin Avenue.
(Walk down Franklin Avenue towards Empire Blvd.)


B44 or B49 to Carroll Street.

College Contacts

Ms. Rose Banton (Acting)

1665 Bedford Avenue
(718) 270-6024

Financial Aid
Mr. Conley James

Room S-110
(718) 270-6141