Community Organizations

Middletown and South Orange YMCA Academic Partnership

YMVA Academic Partnership

The YMCA of Middletown began its service to the City of Middletown in 1882 and is a community based not for profit organization dedicated to serving their community with programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

The YMCA has three primary areas of focus including youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.  Through every program or class they offer, every teen initiative they launch, and each fundraiser they organize it is their intention to make a positive impact in one or more of these critical areas. The Middletown and South Orange YMCA help to make our local communities a better place to live.

As a way of saying "thank you" to the Middletown and South Orange YMCA volunteers and employees, Marist College is offering special tuition pricing to them as well as their immediate adult family members.

Special Tuition Pricing

Active Middletown and South Orange YMCA volunteers and employees, along with their immediate family members, will receive the following benefits:

  • A tuition discount on eligible graduate and adult undergraduate degree programs. Options for Full-Time and Part-Time Master's and Bachelor's degree programs offered 100% online, in-class, or a mix of both.
  • Enjoy state of the art classrooms for our Bachelor’s and Master’s programs offered on our Main Campus in Poughkeepsie, NY.  We also offer a classroom-based MPA option at our satellite locations in Queens, NY, and Albany, NY.


The Middletown and South Orange YMCA volunteers, employees, and their families must show proof of active volunteer service or employment in order to qualify for the partnership tuition rate.

Adult undergraduate students are defined as students who began their Marist academic career at age 22 or older and who are applying through the Office of Adult Undergraduate Admission. Graduate students are those students who are initiating an application for a stand-alone masters degree through the Office of Graduate Admission. 

Final determination of eligibility is made by Marist College.

Programs Offered

Marist College offers students a variety of programs on-site and online for both graduate and adult undergraduate (ages 22+) learners.