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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
3% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
1,823 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
70.9% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
279 Graduates

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The median tuition at Misericordia University is $29,150, which is $3,060 less than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,715.

In 2016, 84% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 73% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Misericordia University received 1,823 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 6.8% annual decline. Out of those 1,823 applicants, 1,357 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.4% acceptance rate.

There were 2,808 students enrolled at Misericordia University in 2016, and 77% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Misericordia University has an overall enrollment yield of 31.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Misericordia University has a total enrollment of 2,808 students. The full-time enrollment at Misericordia University is 1,990 students and the part-time enrollment is 818. This means that 70.9% of students enrolled at Misericordia University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Misericordia University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 89% White, 2.99% Hispanic or Latino, 2.31% Black or African American, 2.07% Two or More Races, 1.18% Asian, 0.18% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.18% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Misericordia University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (34%), followed by White Male (17.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (1.07%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (8.62%), followed by White Male (3.06%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (0.25%).

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In 2016, 350 more women than men graduated from Misericordia University. The majority of students graduating from Misericordia University are White. These 791 graduates mean that there were 36 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 22 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Misericordia University is General Health Services with 78 graduates, followed by General Business Administration & Management with 76 graduates and Registered Nursing with 63 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Misericordia University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Health, with 438 graduates, followed by Philosophy and Religious Studies with 6 graduates and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure with 21 graduates.


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Misericordia University has an endowment valued at nearly $44.1M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $858,375 (1.95%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Misericordia University had a total expenditure of $58.3M. Of that $58.3M, they spent $24.4M on salaries and $7.53M on benefits.

Misericordia University employs 68 Assistant professors, 39 Associate professors, and 22 Professors. Most academics at Misericordia University are Female Assistant professors (47), Female Associate professors (22), and Male Assistant professors (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Misericordia University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 55 employees, Service, with 48 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 45 employees.



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