Molloy College is a private, coeducational, Catholic, Long Island college, located in Rockville Centre, New York – less than an hour away from Manhattan. Molloy College is known as one of the most affordable private colleges on Long Island and has been named a “Best Value College” by Money Magazine and ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top colleges in the Northeast. Chartered in 1955, the school began as the Molloy Catholic College for Women, established by the Sisters of Dominic. In 1960, after receiving its Absolute Charter from the State of New York, the College was approved to offer baccalaureate degrees. In 1971 the College adopted its current name and in 1982 became completely coeducational.
Academic ProgramsMolloy College’s mission statement declares, that, “as an independent, Catholic college rooted in the Dominican tradition of study, spirituality, service and community, [Molloy College] is committed to academic excellence with respect for each person.” The College’s mission statement goes on to say, “Through transformative education, Molloy promotes a lifelong search for truth and the development of ethical leadership.”
Molloy College holds its accreditation through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which was originally granted in 1967. More than 50 academic undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered in a wide range of fields. Graduate programs are available in the areas of Business, Criminal Justice, Education, Educational Technology, Music Therapy, Nursing, Social Work, Speech-Language Pathology, as well as a Master of Science in Clinical Health Counseling. Doctorate degree programs offered include the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Nursing program, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program, and the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership for Diverse Learning Communities program.
Student LifeMolloy College has a total enrollment figure of nearly 5,000, including nearly 3,500 undergraduate students. On-campus student housing is offered through the College’s recently built residence halls; each building offers laundry facilities, study and lounge areas, and access to public computers and printers. Both Fitzgerald Hall and Maria Regina Hall are co-ed facilities, however, male and female students are separated by floor/wing. Each hall is staffed by a Coordinator of Resident Life and a Resident Hall Director. Molloy College also offers multiple meal-plan options and dining locations on campus.
Molloy College recognizes more than 60 student-led clubs and honor societies which cater to a wide range of personal, academic, and professional interests. These and other campus activities and events offer students ample opportunity to interact with one another outside of the classroom setting, forging valuable friendships and allowing students to develop valuable leadership qualities and skills. As an NCAA Division II school, Molloy College’s athletic teams compete in the East Coast Conference.