President’s Welcome

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President’s Welcome 2018-04-09T12:09:59+00:00

Message From the President

MCNY Welcome

Dr. Vinton Thompson, President

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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, by taking advantage of our three semester year-around program, 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 experiencing the economic upheavals associated with globalization 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 opportunities in the greatest city in the world.

When I came to MCNY in 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. Those commitments continue.  During my ten years as president we have made major advances, most visibly in our beautiful and technologically advanced new campuses in the Financial District of Manhattan and the South Bronx, but also in expanded degree programs and opportunities for our students.  I will formally retire at the end of June 2018, with great pride in the strides we have made and great confidence that we will continue to serve you well under the leadership of my successor, Dr. Joanne Passaro.

Please accept my invitation to explore 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 one of our lively campuses, 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