Molloy College’s class of 2022, consisting of more than 600 students from 16 states, started their careers on Sept. 5 as the largest-ever freshman class in school history. The class of 2016 was previously the largest at 565 students.
The independent Catholic college in Rockville Centre attributes the increased enrollment in part to its value. Molloy was ranked No. 11 in the nation by Money on the magazine’s 2018-19 list of the “Most Transformative Colleges” in the United States. The rankings are part of the magazine’s annual “Best Colleges” list.
Molloy, founded in 1955, has nearly 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The rankings were compiled using factors such as graduation rates, earnings of graduates and student loan repayment statistics.
The national distinction marks the third consecutive year that Molloy has been recognized by Money as a top school in the nation. In 2016, the college earned the No. 1 spot on a list of “Value All-Stars.” The next year, Molloy was ranked No. 3 in the country for value and was the only school in the nation to crack the top three for two straight years.
“We are excited that, once again, Molloy has been named one of the best colleges in the nation,” said Dr. Drew Bogner, Molloy’s president. “This recognition is an affirmation of our commitment to our students. We not only provide them with exciting academic programs that lead to rewarding careers, we also help them develop the personal qualities that employers look for: a strong work ethic, communication and leadership skills, and a commitment to others, to name but a few.”