NEW YORK, NY, December 15, 2014 —Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) announced today that it has acquired a new facility and plans to relocate its Manhattan campus in 2016. The new campus will be located at 40 Rector Street, occupying approximately 110,000 sq. ft. on three upper floors and the historic main entrance and first floor space along West Street.
The project is financed by tax-exempt bonds through the Build NYC Resource Corporation, a program of the Empire State Development Corporation. The new state of the art facility will house MCNY’s Manhattan campus on the 6th, 7th and 8th floors with a ground-floor entrance lobby, admissions office and conference center.
“MCNY is delighted to announce a new permanent home in lower Manhattan,” said Vinton Thompson, President, Metropolitan College of New York. “This facility will support our highly regarded professional degree programs in the areas of business, human services, healthcare management, public administration, emergency management, education and urban studies.”
MCNY, formerly Audrey Cohen College and the College for Human Services, was founded in 1964 and has operated at four lower Manhattan addresses over the years. The college’s Manhattan Campus is currently located at 431 Canal Street in Hudson Square. MCNY will build out the new Manhattan facility in 2015 with an anticipated move in spring 2016.
The College also offers programs in the Bronx at 529 Courtlandt Avenue and is building a new full-service Bronx Campus in Triangle Plaza Hub at 459 East 149th Street.
The college pioneered the academic field of Human Services and is recognized for programs that combine study with practical experience and promotion of positive social change. It offers degrees at the associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s level, is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), and is chartered by the New York State Education Department.
About Metropolitan College of New York
Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, MCNY was founded in 1964 as the Talent Corps by Audrey Cohen, an educational visionary and activist. Through development and training for new professional positions, the Talent Corps created employment for thousands of people. It became The College for Human Services, later Audrey Cohen College, and today Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY). MCNY continues the tradition of offering highly motivated learners an education that combines applied skills and professional knowledge to effect personal transformation and positive change in the workplace and community. MCNY is a not-for-profit, accredited, independent college. Full year-round offerings accelerate degree completion, and a unique approach to learning permits close integration of workplace activities and study. MCNY is conveniently located in Hudson Square/ SoHo at 431 Canal Street, NY, NY 10013. For more information on MCNY, visit www.mcny.edu or call 800.33.THINK.