Located in the heart of central Brooklyn, Medgar Evers College (MEC) is one of New York City’s most dynamic institutions rooted in its local community. MEC is proud to be home for social justice, wisdom and community. Named after the slain civil rights activist, Medgar Wiley Evers, the College was founded in 1970 by visionaries who understood the transformative opportunities that college affords. MEC’s international faculty and global student body create a truly world-class experience for everyone connected to the college.

Through its four schools, MEC provides a strong liberal arts foundation offering associate and baccalaureate degrees:

  • School of Business (Accounting, Business, Financial Economics, Public Administration)
  • School of Science, Health & Technology (Mathematical Sciences, Environmental Science, Biology, Computer Science, Nursing)  
  • School of Liberal Arts and Education (Teacher Education, English, Social Work, Psychology)
  • School of Professional and Community Development (Academy for Youth; Academy for Career Pathways; Adult and Continuing Education; Research & Advocacy Centers)

MEC promotes a college-going consciousness and preparedness in all students. The committed faculty, staff and administration create a supportive learning environment, set high academic expectations, and instill a culture of social connectivity in a diverse environment. What makes MEC extraordinary is that the College has developed a pipeline to advance the surrounding community through its work with local schools and continues to expand its reach in the global marketplace.



The Brooklyn Pipeline at Medgar Evers College is an intentionally designed system by which students from Central Brooklyn are guided through a strong K-12 experience, transitioned into college, and then provided high-quality opportunities to on-board into the professional world.

With programs targeting students, parents, teachers and leaders, the Pipeline’s Mission is to create new learning eco-systems that empower schools to ensure they have the knowledge and resources to be responsive to the needs of students and families in the service of helping students become socially and academically prepared for the rigors of college and the workforce.

College Now helps students meet high school graduation requirements and prepare for success in college, both academically and socially. Its program activities improve performance on Regents and CUNY placement exams ensuring students will be able to enroll in college without the need for remediation.

Smart Scholars a dual credit learning program funded by the NY State Education Department, funds select Pipeline Students to participate in college course-work that earns them an Associate’s degree from the college in coordination with the completion of their high school diploma.

Healthcare Career Pathways HCCP is a program funded by a grant from Health and Human Services that enables select Pipeline Students to earn an Associate’s degree in a STEM career pathway in coordination with their high school diploma, then provides them a full-tuition scholarship to Medgar Evers College whereby they can complete their BA at no cost.

CUNY Start provides intensive preparation in academic reading/writing, math, and “college success.” The program enrolls prospective students who have been accepted to college, but are not ready for college-level work based on their scores on the CUNY Assessment Tests.

Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) assists students in earning associate degrees within three years by providing a range of financial, academic, and personal supports.

Project OPAL provides non-traditional adult learners a pathway to an undergraduate degrees and a way in which General Education credits may be evaluated. Perspective students will have the opportunity to reflect upon their life experiences and thereafter integrate these experiences into college credit-bearing courses at Medgar Evers College.



The Caribbean Research Center at Medgar Evers College provides a multidisciplinary understanding of the New York social environment, the diverse social, cultural and economic characteristics of the Caribbean-American community.

The Center for Black Literature expands, broadens, and enriches the public’s knowledge and aesthetic appreciation of the value of Black literature and the literary works produced by people in the African Diaspora.

The Center for Law and Social Justice provides quality legal advocacy, training, and research on racial justice issues affecting people of African descent, and persons who are underserved, underrepresented and otherwise disenfranchised.

The Dubois Bunche Center for Public Policy is an academy of scholarly activists and advocates dedicated to forging solutions to the challenges confronting people of color living within urban communities.






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Mr. Nigel R. Thompson, Director

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