Education & Training

With a high school graduation rate that exceeds the state and national averages and a higher than average educational attainment level, Monroe County’s workforce is ready-to-go. Learn more by visiting our school district and private school websites below:

Public School Districts

East Stroudsburg Area School District
Pleasant Valley School District
Pocono Mountain School District
Stroudsburg Area School District

Private Schools

Notre Dame Junior/Senior High School
Notre Dame Elementary School
Evergreen Community School
Monsignor McHugh School

Our area also benefits from the educational offerings at East Stroudsburg University, Wilkes University, Northampton Community College, and the Monroe Career and Technical Institute.

East Stroudsburg University
ESU introduced the nation’s first Bachelors Degree in Computer Security. Additionally, their business accelerator supports entrepreneurs while also offering internship opportunities for students. Fall 2015 student enrollment totals 6,824. Visit the ESU’s Web site for more details.

Wilkes University
Wilkes University now offers programs at their Monroe County location in the Pocono Education Center at The Shoppes at Crossroads, Suite 130 in Bartonsville. Program brochures can be downloaded here:
Adult Bachelor of Business Administration
The Wilkes MBA

Northampton Community College-Monroe Campus
NCC Monroe offers recent high school graduates, as well as adult learners; a variety of credit and non-credit classes at an affordable price, without sacrificing quality of instruction. More information can be found at NCC’s Web site.

Monroe Career and Technical Institute
Since 1972, MCTI has been providing quality secondary and post-secondary career training in 22 areas of study. MCTI serves students from all area school districts, as well as adult learners from throughout the area. Visit MCTI online.

Educational Enrollment in Monroe County

Grades K-12 College
Public Public
29,511 9,936

Public High School Graduates and Post Secondary Education Rates (2011-2012)

Total Graduates 2,402
Total Post Secondary Bound 75.8%

Higher Education Degrees offered in Monroe County

Colleges and Universities Total Associate’s Degree/Certificate Programs Total Bachelor’s Degree Programs Total Master’s Degree Programs
East Stroudsburg University 56 24
Northampton Community College 100

Colleges and Universities

*Northampton Community College,
Monroe Campus*
2411 Route 715
Tannersville, PA 18372
(570) 369-1800

East Stroudsburg University
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
(570) 422-3600

Wilkes University
Bartonsville, PA 18321
(570) 408-7000

Vocational and Technical Education

Monroe Career and Technical Institute
Bartonsville, PA 18321
(570) 629-2001

Training Programs

Monroe County Job Training, A PA CareerLink Partner
Tannersville, PA 18372
(570) 620-2850

Monroe County Job Training, A PA CareerLink partner, provides training to eligible individuals under the Workforce Investment Act.

Various programs to serve adults, youth and dislocated workers include Individual Training Accounts (ITAs) for classroom training, On-the-Job Training (OJT), GED programs, job readiness and computer skills training. Training provided is based on the availability of jobs in the workforce, so the focus for the job seeker is employment.

Job Seekers must enroll in the PA CareerLink website and then can apply for training services. Employers and job seekers can access these services at the PA CareerLink office in the Merchants Plaza on Route 611 in Tannersville, PA, call (570) 620-2850 or 24 hours a day at

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation