Funds to be Used for Purchase and Installation of Equipment for its New Manhattan Campus and Bronx Location

New York, N.Y. (February 23, 2016) – Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) has received $1.25 million in a capital grant to complete the equipping of two new locations from the New York State Higher Education Capital (HECap) Matching Grant Program. Funds from the grant will furnish new classrooms, computer labs, libraries, and student supportive services with computers and audiovisual systems.

MCNY’s new facilities in the South Bronx and downtown Manhattan Financial District will replace existing rented properties and permit the College to improve service to both its students and its communities. These moves represent major community investments which will strengthen the long-term institutional and financial stability of the College and support cultural outreach and engagement with local community groups.

“The HECap grant is perfectly timed for the completion of our new facilities which will help transform MCNY and the communities we serve,” said MCNY President Dr. Vinton Thompson, “We are deeply grateful to the State of New York for selecting us for this transformational grant – this award will ensure our new facilities meet the needs of our growing student body.”

Scheduled to open in May 2016, the new Manhattan and Bronx locations will provide MCNY with expanded capacity to accommodate additional students and enable current students to take advantage of up-to-date technology and spaces specifically configured to serve changing college needs. Academic programs have been consolidated and the College will be able to offer full support services and a branch library in the Bronx for the first time.


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About Metropolitan College of New York

Audrey Cohen, educational visionary and activist, founded the Women’s Talent Corps in 1964. 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). For over 50 years, MCNY has continued the tradition of offering highly motivated learners an education that combines applied skills with 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 locations are in Soho/Tribeca at 431 Canal Street, New York, NY 10013 and in the Bronx at 529 Courtlandt Ave., Bronx, NY 10451.  For more information on MCNY, visit or call 800.33.THINK.

About New York State Higher Education Capital (HECap) Matching Grant Program

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced $35.3 million in grants for capital projects at higher education institutions across the state. This funding is from the Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program (HECap), which provides matching grants to private colleges and universities for the construction, rehabilitation or repair of classrooms, laboratories and other facilities. The program requires grantees to match approximately three dollars for every dollar provided by New York State.  More information can be found here.