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June 9, 2010 - Mildred Elley, one of the nation’s most respected and successful two-year career colleges, announced the opening of a new 42,000 square-foot branch campus in lower Manhattan. Located at 25 Broadway, the new Mildred Elley New York City Metro campus offers career-oriented health sciences and nursing programs in the high-demand, “recession-proof” health care industry. With affiliation agreements with major New York City metro-area medical centers and flexible scheduling and financial aid available for those who qualify, the campus provides a quality career education to a diverse student body. Mildred Elley is headquartered in Albany, New York.
The Mildred Elley New York City Metro campus offers an Associates Degree in Occupational Studies for Medical Assistants and Certificate Programs for practical nurses, clinical medical assistants and medical office assistants. Classes begin on May 24, 2010.
“For more than 90 years, Mildred Elley has provided thousands of women and men with the academic foundation to build successful careers,” said Faith A. Takes, president of Mildred Elley. "Today, as the demand for qualified health care professionals continues to skyrocket, we are proud to offer quality education in health sciences and nursing and a proven-effective curriculum that provides a career mobility ladder.”  Takes noted that Mildred Elley’s overall health care related job placement rate is over 80%, ranging from 80% for a clinical medical assistant to 100% for a medical office assistant at its Albany location.
“We also look forward to contributing to the ongoing renaissance in lower Manhattan,” she added. 
Mildred Elley’s New York City Metro campus, which is accredited by the the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), offers rolling admissions with approximately 75 students expected on the first day of classes and an additional 75 students enrolled every eight weeks. Total enrollment by year’s end is expected to be more than 350 students – reaching more than 560 students by the 2015. Enrollment applications are now being accepted for all programs. 
The campus has also signed formal clinical affiliation/cooperative education agreements with five nursing and rehabilitation care centers and three acute care hospitals that expect to host the institution’s students for clinical rotations. The institution will actively work with schools of nursing in expanding graduates’ access to associate, baccalaureate, professional nursing, and healthcare management programs. Agreements have been signed with: 

•St. Barnabas Medical Center;
•Montefiore Medical Center;
•Winthrop University Hospital; and
•Rehabilitation centers including Terrace Healthcare Center; Kingsbridge Heights Rehabilitation and Care Center; Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center; The Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation; and Beth Abraham Health Services.
Mildred Elley prepares graduates primarily for entry-level employment and secondarily for advancement into both two-year and four-year programs. The degree program and the certificate programs share a core of courses in human biology, medical terminology, liberal arts, information and digital literacy, and student success and career preparation skills.  The Practical Nursing Certificate program incorporates additional didactic, lab, and clinical rotation coursework in long-term care, maternal and pediatric nursing, medical and surgical nursing, pharmacology, and medication administration. 
The school occupies the entire 16th floor of 25 Broadway, encompassing more than 42,000 gross square feet of space. It offers five general-use lecture rooms, seven specialized laboratories, a learning resource center and offices for admissions, financial aid, faculty and administrators. The school is expected to employ between 15 - 20 employees.
Harry L. Krausman, Managing Director and Principal at Cassidy Turley, represented Empire Education Corporation, the Albany-based parent company of Mildred Elley, in the real estate transaction.
“After an exhaustive search in both midtown and downtown Manhattan, we found the right building for the Mildred Elley School. The landlord was very cooperative and receptive to having them as a long term tenant in 25 Broadway,” said Mr. Krausman.
Tuition costs are $450 per credit hour and there are additional required fees for registration, books and supplies. Many Mildred Elley students qualify for federal and state tuition assistance. For more information about the program go to www.mildred-elley.edu or call 1-866-670-8258.

About Mildred Elley: Mildred Elley has earned a reputation as one of the nation’s finest career proprietary schools since 1917 when well-known suffragette and woman of letters Augusta Mildred Elley first opened a school for woman in Albany to train to be office workers, addressing a shortage in male workers caused by World War I. Today, under President Faith Ann Takes, the school has two campuses in Albany and Pittsfield, MA and offers men and women courses for careers in business and technology, digital media arts, and health and wellness professions.  Its mission is to provide quality career education and technical training to allow students of diverse educational, cultural and personal backgrounds to become successful in an ever-changing global economy. Mildred Elley strives to afford students quality placement opportunities and instill in all graduates a desire for lifelong education and learning. Empire Education Corporation, headquartered in Albany, is the parent company of Mildred Elley. 
Source: Mildred Elley