Misericordia University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$29,150

3% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$24,715

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.51%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

74.4%

1,823 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,808

70.9% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

74.4%

279 Graduates

About

Misericordia University is a higher education institution located in Luzerne County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Misericordia University were General Health Services (78 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (76 degrees), and Registered Nursing (63 degrees).

In 2016, 832 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Misericordia University. 71% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 29% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (791 degrees), 36 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (22 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Misericordia University is $29,150, which is $8,990 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Misericordia University is $29,150, which is $8,990 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$29,150

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Misericordia University was $29,150. The cost of tuition at Misericordia University is $8,990 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$24,715

2016 Value

7.94%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Misericordia University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,715. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Misericordia University grew by 7.94%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,780

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Misericordia University was of $9,780 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.77% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.35% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

84%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

73%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

84% of undergraduate students at Misericordia University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.2% with respect to 2015, when 83% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

4.51%

2015 Default Rate

33

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Misericordia University was 4.51%, which represents 33 out of the 731 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

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.

Acceptance Rate

74.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,357

Accepted Out of 1,823

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Misericordia University was 74.4% (1,357 admissions from 1,823 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 71.5%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -6.8%, while admissions declined by -2.93%.

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SAT Scores

77%

Submission Percentage

325

Scores Submitted

77% of enrolled first-time students at Misericordia University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

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, 0.178% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.178% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Misericordia University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (58.1%), followed by White Male (30.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (1.83%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (69.3%), followed by White Male (24.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.01%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Misericordia University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,808 students. The full-time enrollment at Misericordia University is 1,990 and the part-time enrollment is 818. This means that 70.9% of students enrolled at Misericordia University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Misericordia University was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Misericordia University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,499

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    84

  3. Black or African American

    65

The enrolled student population at Misericordia University is 89% White, 2.99% Hispanic or Latino, 2.31% Black or African American, 2.07% Two or More Races, 1.18% Asian, 0.178% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.178% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 56 students (1.99%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 350 more women than men received degrees from Misericordia University. The majority of degree recipients at Misericordia University are white (791 degrees awarded). There were 36 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (22 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Misericordia University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (438 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (21 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Misericordia University are Registered nurses (1,314,215 people), Accountants & auditors (1,087,548 people), Miscellaneous managers (782,489 people), Financial managers (434,389 people), and Chief executives & legislators (335,758 people).

The most specialized majors at Misericordia University are Health (438 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (21 degrees), History (7 degrees), and Business (158 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Misericordia University are Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Dentists, and Financial analysts

The most specialized majors at Misericordia University are Health (438 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (21 degrees), History (7 degrees), and Business (158 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Misericordia University are Hospitals (1,761,937 people), Elementary & secondary schools (784,633 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (614,544 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (512,483 people), and Banking & related activities (489,037 people).

The most specialized majors at Misericordia University are Health (438 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (21 degrees), History (7 degrees), and Business (158 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Misericordia University.

Most Common

  1. 78 degrees awarded

  2. 76 degrees awarded

  3. 63 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Misericordia University was General Health Services with 78 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 241

  2. 591

In 2016, 241 degrees were awarded to men at Misericordia University, which is 0.408 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (591).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 66 degrees were awarded to men at Misericordia University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.4 times more than the 47 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 73 degrees were awarded to women at Misericordia University in General Health Services, which is 14.6 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

63%

100% Completion Time

71%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 63% of students graduating from Misericordia University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 71% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 72% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Two or More Races Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Misericordia University is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    791 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    22 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Misericordia University is white (791 degrees awarded). There were 36 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (22 degrees).

0.24% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    565 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    226 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Misericordia University is white female (565 degrees awarded). There were 2.5 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (226 degrees).

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Operations

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 $858k (1.95%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Misericordia University had a total expenditure of $58.3M. Of that $58.3M, they spent $26.6M on salaries and $58.3M on benefits.

Misericordia University employs 66 Assistant professors, 40 Associate professors, and 22 Professors. Most academics at Misericordia University are Female Assistant professors (45), 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 54 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 44 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 43 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$44.1M

2015 Endowment

12%

growth from 2014

Misericordia University has an endowment valued at about $44.1M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Misericordia University grew 12% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $15.2M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $401k - Federal

  2. $455k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Misericordia University received $401k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $455k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$26.6M

Salary Expenditure

$58.3M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Misericordia University had a total expenditure of $58.3M. Of that $58.3M, they spent $26.6M on salaries and $58.3M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$26.6M

2015 Salaries

6.89%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Misericordia University paid a median of $26.6M in salaries, which represents 45.6% of their overall expenditure ($58.3M) and a 6.89% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.62% growth from 2013 and a 5.11% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.78M

Instructional Salaries

134

Number of Employees

In 2015, Misericordia University paid a total of $9.78M to 134 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

66 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

54 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Misericordia University were Assistant professor with 66 employees; Associate professor with 40 employees; and Associate professor with 22 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Misericordia University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 54 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 44 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 43 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Misericordia University was Female Assistant professor with 45 employees, Female Associate professor with 22 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 21 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Misericordia University.

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