About MCNY 2017-07-28T13:25:39+00:00

A non-profit institution
founded by Audrey Cohen in 1964 in New York City

MCNY is a vibrant and unique learning institution: With accreditation and an array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs designed for working professionals.

Turn Your Purpose into Professional Success.

At Metropolitan College of New York, you’ll do more than earn a degree; you’ll also discover your purpose and redefine what it means to succeed personally, professionally and socially. Benefit from:

  • Accelerated timetable so you can earn your degree faster

  • Convenient schedules with a combination of day, evening, weekend and online classes

  • Financial aid and scholarship opportunities that can make earning your degree practical—and affordable
  • Individualized career counseling and job search assistance to help jump-start your career
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Experiential Learning

At the core of the MCNY educational experience is the concept of purpose-centered learning and constructive action. Experiential learning – the continuous interaction between the knowledge students gain in the classroom and the knowledge they gain through direct experience in their workplace or internships – is fundamental to every course, degree and school at MCNY.

Exciting undergraduate & graduate programs

Metropolitan College of New York’s three schools offer an innovative and exciting degree programs in BUSINESS, HUMAN SERVICES, PUBLIC AFFAIRS, EDUCATIONINFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, & EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

Audrey Cohen School

Audrey Cohen School for Human Services and Education

School for Business

School for Business

School for Public Affairs

School for Public Affairs and Administration

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Message from the president

MCNY Welcome

Dr. Vinton Thompson, President

Welcome to the Metropolitan College of New York website. MCNY is a unique urban college that serves students from across the New York City metropolitan area and the world.

Most MCNY students study full time and balance their studies with work and family responsibilities. MCNY’s commitment to the integration of work experiences with classroom learning facilitates this balance and makes it possible for conscientious students to accelerate their studies. At MCNY you can earn a bachelor’s degree in less than three years and a master’s degree in as little as a year.

This is a great opportunity for working adults to advance their careers, for students leaving high school or transferring from community college to accelerate the college experience, for veterans returning from service to use GI Bill benefits as expeditiously as possible, and for workers displaced by the present economic dislocations to retool and re-credential. It is also a wonderful opportunity for international students, who can minimize the costs of lengthy residence while enjoying the benefits of internship placements in the greatest city in the world.

I came to MCNY in May 2008. I found a committed and caring faculty and staff, an innovative curriculum, and a college committed to serving the people, social service agencies and businesses of the New York area. During the past year, the most challenging economic period since the 1930s, MCNY has experienced solid growth in new student enrollment. This is a strong endorsement of our program by the people most important to us, our students. We also hosted a successful 10-year review by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, resulting in reaffirmation of our accreditation, and made significant upgrades in our facilities and our computer technology support for students.

Please accept my invitation to cruise our website at your leisure. You’ll find a college that is different from most, highly innovative, and committed to help you accomplish your educational goals in a time frame that doesn’t artificially slow you down. Then, pay a visit to our lively campus in the Financial District, spend some time with our staff, and explore the ways in which we can help you realize your potential as a student and a world citizen. We look forward to serving you.

Dr. Vinton Thompson, President

Student & Alumni Testimonial

When you come to Metropolitan College of New York, you become part of our community of determined, and supportive change agents. You develop friendships, and relationships that will last a lifetime.

“My MCNY journey was an exceptional one!”

“I attended the one year fast track MBA program. It was indeed fast but thorough, complete and interesting. The experiential learning component coupled with the International Travel portions were indeed the highlights of my experience. All of the professors present a community feel as opposed to other environments wherein one would disappear in the abyss. My co-hort was very close, we have maintained contact and continue to be resources and supporters of one another. This was a total college experience and I highly recommend it. “ – Paula S.

How do I even begin to explain the change I experienced not only academically but personally at MCNY? First the staff was so welcoming and genuinely interested in ME!! They were warm and informative to me as a mature learner and put me at ease immediately as to all the young people walking around. I really thought I could not keep up. NOT! Then, the faculty. Yes, they were tough but tough to keep you on your toes and interested. ALL of them were outstanding. They instilled a discipline in me to stay focused, be on time and prepared and do your assignments!! They had a personal interest in my succeeding. (Hey Heidi). They held me to a standard and made ME motivated to finish and finish I did. I got to carry my schools flag at graduation!! I am so blessed to be an MCNY Graduate of 2007 BABY! I recommend to my mature prospects to GO FOR IT! You can’t lose.

Gwendolyn Belle

My education at MCNY was the best investment I ever made & I mean that from the bottom of my heart! I hold a BA in Human Services from MCNY… The way they set up their curriculum makes the probability of graduating on time very high. If you apply yourself you will leave that institution with a lot of new knowledge & beliefs. It has changed me as a person for the better. When I first began MCNY I did attend orientation & was informed that the students who attended have a higher chance at graduating, I can’t say how true that is but I did attend orientation & I did graduate so… I would never forget Micheal Molina who said you will not leave this school the same person you came in as. He was right! I left a human service professional (HSP). I always knew I possessed the compassion, morals & understanding that one needs to become a HSP, but what I left my school with only enhanced my abilities & added much more to it. This school literally changed my life. It helped me look into the person I was. It has helped me in my personal life. While you are attending MCNY it may be hard to appreciate but as I graduated as this new person I have to say my money has been well spent!

Jaleea Samuel

I had an amazing experience at MCNY. The staff of each department is knowledgeable and professional. The professors have experience in the subject they are teaching and they help you reach the highest level of your potential. I would never stop thinking MCNY for allowing me to increasing my capability in writing. The LEC is just amazing. Also I loved the library. MCNY is one of the colleges in the U.S that empower students with a lot of skills and knowledge to face the challenge of tomorrow’s economy. I wish they had a campus where students could stay.

Elie Jerome

MCNY is a college that actually teaches relevancy by instructors with actual experience in their field.

J. Shane Hatcher

My experience at MCNY was a positive one, the assignments are geared towards the field that you are entering. I found that it was easy to work out a schedule for both work and school, The Professors and Instructors have work experience in the subject that they teach and the constructive Action assignments builds your strength and ability to produce independently the teaching method functions somewhat like a ladder, you are learning new subject on each step and it is built upon the step before, this way you can adsorb information at a comfortable pace.

Aaron Johnson

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