Capture Higher Ed is proud to introduce one of its newest partners, Medaille College a private, four-year institution with campuses in Buffalo and Rochester, N.Y.
With an enrollment of approximately 2,600 undergraduate and postgraduate students, Medaille offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees through day, evening and online programs. The education is hands-on, practitioner-based and takes place in learning environments both on campus and throughout the Western New York community.
Medaille traces its roots to 1875 when the Sisters of Saint Joseph founded a school for teachers. In 1937, the Sisters received a charter from New York State to grant baccalaureate degrees in education to women in religious orders, and the institute was named Mount Saint Joseph Teachers College. Thirty-one years later, in 1968, the Sisters initiated a change to the charter that would create a co-education college. New York State issued the charter and Medaille College — named after Sisters of St. Joseph founder, Father Jean Pierre Médaille — was born.
Throughout the 1970s, Medaille experienced significant growth; the 80s and 90s saw the college strengthen programs and services for a growing and diverse student population. In 2010, Medaille initiated its online degree programs, providing a high quality education to the region and the world. The number of online degree programs continues to grow. Now, with many courses offered both online and in the classroom, the college provides tremendous flexibility for busy students.
Today, Medaille’s annual budget is $53 million and has an economic impact on the community that exceeds $147 million. The college has nearly 85 full-time and more than 250 part-time faculty members. Enrollment has increased to 2,600 students, making it the fourth-largest private college in Buffalo.
Medaille has 16 NCAA Division III varsity sports teams — eight men’s teams and eight women’s teams. The Mavericks compete in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference.
College of Opportunity
The growth of Medaille throughout its history has been guided by a commitment to being the “college of opportunity” for its students. As the college continues to innovate and respond to the higher education needs of the 21st century, it embraces this ethos even more, and has set a strategic direction that seeks to extend and deepen what “opportunity” means for both its students and the community in which they live and learn.
We are proud to welcome Medaille College to the Capture family of partners.