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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
1.75% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
6,617 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
64.6% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
426 Graduates


The median tuition at Mercy College is $17,772, which is $14,438 less than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,060.

In 2016, 59% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 54% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Mercy College received 6,617 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 18.7% annual growth. Out of those 6,617 applicants, 5,140 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 77.7% acceptance rate.

There were 10,099 students enrolled at Mercy College in 2016, and N/A of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Mercy College has an overall enrollment yield of 18.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Mercy College has a total enrollment of 10,099 students. The full-time enrollment at Mercy College is 6,520 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,579. This means that 64.6% of students enrolled at Mercy College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Mercy College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 32.3% Hispanic or Latino, 32.1% White, 22.5% Black or African American, 4.49% Asian, 1.44% Two or More Races, 0.39% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.27% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Mercy College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (13.9%), followed by Black or African American Female (8.03%) and White Female (7.77%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (4.28%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (2.5%) and Black or African American Female (1.93%).

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In 2016, 1,342 more women than men graduated from Mercy College. The majority of students graduating from Mercy College are White. These 1,063 graduates mean that there were 1.64 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 648 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Mercy College is Behavioral Sciences with 366 graduates, followed by General Health Services with 204 graduates and General Psychology with 172 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Mercy College, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Interdisciplinary Studies, with 367 graduates, followed by Education with 564 graduates and Psychology with 198 graduates.


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Mercy College has an endowment valued at nearly $193M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.31M (1.71%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Mercy College had a total expenditure of $123M. Of that $123M, they spent $50.3M on salaries and $14M on benefits.

Mercy College employs 87 Assistant professors, 70 Associate professors, and 26 Professors. Most academics at Mercy College are Female Assistant professors (58), Female Associate professors (46), and Male Assistant professors (29).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mercy College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 201 employees, Management, with 42 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 38 employees.



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