MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Medgar Evers College has the palpable energy and excitement of a school on the rise. Our Central Brooklyn campus, just steps away from the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and the Brooklyn Museum, is in the midst of the borough’s cultural and economic renaissance. Our commitment to students, families and the communities we serve, helps to drive the change that you currently witness.
At MEC, we lean into your genius, whether you never imagined yourself at college or are applying to our new Honors Program. In these times of economic and social uncertainty, our rigorous curriculum, new degree programs and ever expanding, award-winning faculty produce global citizens who are equipped for high quality jobs.
Our students leave Medgar Evers College with a new understanding of themselves and a commitment to social justice which reflects the legacy of civil rights leader Medgar Wiley Evers. Our diverse student body is presented with opportunities and new worlds through our Center for Black Literature, the Caribbean Research Center, the Center for Law and Social Justice and The DuBois Bunche Center for Social Policy.
That connection to community starts early here with our school to career Pipeline Program for students in grades K-12. Here, we know that potential has nothing to do with your zip code or your country of origin. Potential is realized through personal rigor and shared joy.
Medgar Evers College was founded as a result of collaborative efforts by community leaders, elected officials, the Chancellor and the Board of Higher Education of The City University of New York. The College, named after the civil rights leader, Medgar Evers, was established in 1969 with a mandate to meet the educational and social needs of Central Brooklyn. The College is committed to the fulfillment of this mandate.
In keeping with the philosophy of The City University and Medgar Evers College, we believe that education is the right of all individuals in the pursuit of self actualization. Consequently, the College’s mission is to develop and maintain high quality, professional, career oriented undergraduate degree programs in the context of liberal education.
The college is proud of its strong academic programs offered through its four Schools. We provide a solid foundation of general education to prepare our students to achieve personal and academic goals, through an approach that is fundamentally qualitative and transformative with a student-centered curriculum.
- School of Business
- School of Liberal Arts & Education
- School of Science, Health & Technology
- School of Professional & Community Development
We are located in the heart of Central Brooklyn, Crown Heights, where diversity is our strength. Walking distance to many historical landmarks, we are close to Prospect Park, Brooklyn Museum, Barclays Center, BAM, Brooklyn Library, Grand Army Plaza, and other attractions.