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All New York Locations:

Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 10:15 pm


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Rego Park: 718.897.0482
Jackson Heights: 718.651.8424
Brooklyn: 718.492.2120

About Us

Metropolitan Learning Institute is a private, non-profit organization that was first established in 1996.  It went through the process of obtaining a New York State license to open a proprietary school in the State of New York and eventually obtained a license to operate in November of 1999 in Forest Hills, Queens. In 2002, a second campus offering similar courses was opened at Rego Park, Queens and in March of 2006, a third branch was opened at Jackson Heights, also in Queens. In 2007 the Forest Hills location ceased operation, while in February 2010 NYS approval was obtained to open a new location in Brooklyn, NY.


Faced with the challenging need for the education of health care professionals in the field of practical nursing, MLI initiated planning for a Practical Nursing Program in the state of New Jersey in July, 2005. The LPN program was approved in early 2008 and the first classes began in June of that year in Jersey City, NJ.


The main campus of Metropolitan Learning Institute is now in Rego Park, Queens. The school has a present population of approximately 500 students overall, with a predicted potential growth of 750 students within the next few years.


Licensed by the New York State Education Department, MLI’s New York locations provide Computer Office Technology training to a mostly immigrant student population with emphasis on English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction as a key component. Additional courses such as Medical Billing and Bookkeeping, also with ESL components, have been added to this core curriculum. Evening classes are available to accommodate the steady growth of student enrollment among working adults.


In late 2007 Accounting Assistant training without ESL was approved by NYS for MLI. In 2011, a Medical Administrative Assistant (MAA) program was also launched without an ESL component to provide immediate medical administrative and computer office training and skills. In 2013 Phlebotomy was added to the MAA program. The NJ LPN program ceased admissions in 2013 with an effort to bring the program to New York State, where most students who had studied actually lived. This effort is still ongoing. In early 2015, the New Jersey location ceased operation, while at the New York locations the school added (in early 2016) newer, short courses specializing in different areas of practical clinical healthcare work.


Programs in TASC (high school equivalency) test preparation in both English and Spanish are offered by the school on weekends, subject to enrollment of a sufficient quorum of students.


MLI was granted initial (candidacy) accreditation status in 2002 by the Council of Occupational Education (COE) based in Atlanta, Georgia and received a full six (6) year accreditation by the same  regulatory body in 2004. In 2010 the school successfully completed its re-accreditation process with the COE and received an additional six-year term of approval.





In response to the ever-growing demand for skilled individuals in the field of computer use, bookkeeping, medical administration and allied health specialties, Metropolitan Learning Institute’s vision is to offer thorough career training in both computer software for PC applications utilizing the latest in computer technology advances for business applications, and in preparing allied health specialists who can safely function with competence in the present complex health care industry.


The school is committed to providing a safe, supportive learning environment that promotes excellence in learning and allows students to develop, cultivate and enhance self-confidence, technical skills, critical thinking abilities, appropriate work ethics, professionalism, personal discipline and leadership. The school further aims to provide each student with purposeful training to foster the development of appropriate personal values, motivation, self-respect, responsibility and accountability.


As a non-profit organization, Metropolitan Learning Institute is conscientious with the careful selection of candidates for admission. Candidates go through a screening process that sets them up for success in their chosen field. The administration, faculty and support staff are encouraged to treat each individual student with respect and courtesy in meeting their needs without sacrificing quality instruction.


Contemporary computer technologies used in industry are incorporated in all coursework to assist the new graduate with communication strategies, which are a vital part of today’s global business and health care fields. Hands-on applications provide a basic foundation towards developing critical entry level skills.


Courses provide the necessary training in pursuit of personal and career advancement. Students are supported with job search and employment counseling and assistance to meet relevant and current business and health service needs.







The mission of Metropolitan Learning Institute, Inc. is “to see that each graduate is prepared with the personal attributes, drive, academic education; theoretical background, practical hands-on experience and knowledge of the field which he or she needs to successfully compete for employment and provide services in today’s business and health care environment.”


MLI offers support and guidance with effective quality instruction and long-term academic support, excellent programs and courses covering the latest and most-demanded business and nursing/allied health skills, computer resources (hardware/software) using powerful current technology, ESL training/ counseling, hands-on practice and job development to prepare students for “the world of work.”