Mission: Iona college is a caring academic community, inspired by the legacy of blessed edmund rice and the christian brothers, which embodies opportunity, justice, and the liberating power of education. Iona colleges purpose is to foster intellectual inquiry, community engagement and an appreciation for diversity. In the tradition of american catholic higher education, iona college commits its energies and resources to the development of graduates recognized for their ethics, creativity and problem-solving abilities; their independent and adaptable thinking; their joy in lifelong learning; and their enduring integration of mind, body and spirit.
Programs: Instruction - founded by the congregation of christian brothers in 1940, iona college is chartered by the state of new york and fully accredited by the federal department of education approved regional accreditor, the commission on higher education of the middle states association of schools and colleges (che-msa) to offer credit-bearing coursework towards degrees and registered certificates at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to che-msa, ionas academic programs hold multiple professional and special accreditations from independent accrediting bodies including the accrediting council on education in journalism & mass communication, national council for accreditation of teacher education/council for the accreditation of educator preparation, and the american chemical society among others. The school of business is accredited by aacsb international a highly acclaimed distinction awarded to just 5% of business schools worldwide. Ionas main campus is located on 43 acres in new rochelle (westchester county), new york, 20 miles north of midtown manhattan, the college has a graduate center in rockland county, n. Y. , and offers graduate courses in new york city. Ionas student body is comprised of 3,329 undergraduate students and 609 graduate students with a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees in the school of arts and science and school of business. In recent years, the iona community has focused on advancing student distinction, elevating the iona experience, enhancing academic distinction, growing infrastructure, advancing affordability, and raising necessary resources. Much success has been realized including enhanced academic offerings and international programs, launch of academic centers and institutes, record scholarships awarded, growth to the endowment of over 100%, and an increase to campus land holdings of 30%. Iona college offers a vibrant experience for students with student clubs, organizations, and groups on campus, and an ncaa division 1 athletics program with 21 varsity teams. The school of arts and science and the school of business support the mission of iona college through a commitment to fostering academic excellence and intellectual inquiry in the liberal arts tradition. The schools embrace the values of a student-centered institution rooted in a religious tradition including pursuit of knowledge and truth, devotion to integrity, diversity, and freedom of inquiry; openness to change, innovation, and entrepreneurship; appreciation for data-informed, outcomes-oriented practices that promote internal collaboration and external competitiveness; commitment to compassion, transparent decision-making, and accountability and dedication to responsible stewardship of human, physical, financial, and environmental resources. With 22 academic departments, the school of arts and science offers more than 40 bachelor of arts (ba), bachelor of science (bs) and bachelor of professional studies (bps) degrees and more than 25 masters degrees, as well as several non-degree certificate programs. The school of business, offers 7 bachelor of business administration (bba) degrees and 8 minors, the master of business administration (mba) degree in 8 different major concentrations, 4 master of science (ms) degrees in fast-growing areas such as finance and public accounting, and a fasttrack mba enabling students to complete their degree within 13-15 months.
student services - other academic and student support activities are provided for enrolled students and in support of faculty scholarship consistent with standards established by the new york state education department, the commission of higher education of the middle states association of schools and colleges and best practices in american higher education. These include fully staffed and operational libraries, a career development center, counseling center, health services center, it support center, faculty training center, tutoring and academic support center campus ministries office, athletics department, and student development office servicing clubs, student government, student media and student recreation.
auxiliary enterprises - iona college provide ancillary auxiliary services to both its student population and its employee base in an effort to support its educational mission 1) residential services - as part of the student experience, iona college offers on-campus residence hall housing and related services. The primary goal of iona's residential life program is to provide a safe, secure and comfortable environment where academic success, as well as the social, emotional, spiritual, physical and cultural development of each resident, is facilitated. 2) bookstore - the college has an on-campus bookstore where students can purchase textbooks, study aids, electronics, software, stationery and related hard goods. 3) food services/cafeteria - the college has an on-campus cafeteria that is committed to providing quality and nutritious food with exceptional service. Resident students and commuters may participate in the full meal plan offered at iona college.