Medgar Evers College
Medgar Evers College was founded in 1969 and admitted its first students in the fall of 1971. The College, named in honor of slain civil rights activist Medgar Wiley Evers, was established to serve the educational, cultural and social needs of a multinational community located in the Crown Heights section of central Brooklyn. The College has taken as its charge preparing students for the challenges of the 21st century. To fulfill this mission, Medgar Evers offers outstanding programs, including marketing, nursing, business, liberal arts, science, public administration, elementary education, computer applications and several certificate programs. The College offers both baccalaureate and associate degrees. The School of Continuing Education offers extensive programs that address the needs of students seeking specialized training or career advancement. The College's full- and part-time instructional staff of approximately 400, known for its excellence and ethnic diversity, emphasizes life-long learning and encourages graduates to seek advanced degrees.
Medgar Evers has also developed a core of enrichment and support services designed to supplement and enhance its regular offerings, such as basic skills, English as a Second Language, bilingual teacher education, career planning courses, peer and group counseling, work programs in cooperative education, and programs for paraprofessional teacher aides. Special features of Medgar Evers' educational program include the undergraduate research program in biology and the B.S. in Environmental Science. In addition to the comprehensive academic and technical training offered at the College, Medgar Evers extends its services to the broader community through various specialized centers. The College has become a vital resource to the community through the establishment of a Middle College High School, which graduated its first class in June, 1997. The College's enrollment has continued to increase yearly with more than 6,000 full- and part-time students registered for the Fall 2010 semester. Currently, grant funding to the College exceeds $10 million. The College has integrated its curriculum to strengthen the diversity and wealth of the experiences afforded to students, expanded academic programs with the addition of six new degree programs, created a state-of-the-art Digital Media Center, increased distance learning opportunities, and just open its $245 million Science, Health and Technology building last October 2010. This project would expand the college’s physical facilities.