Mercy College
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 10,099
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 17:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 743 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Mercy College is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 6,617 applications and 5,140 students were granted admission. Mercy College is at the #76 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Mercy College's tuition was $17,772 for all students regardless of residency (33.7% cheaper than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 94% of Mercy College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 65% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,888 (which is 11.1% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Mercy College in 2016-2017, was 604, which is 65% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,256 (which is 10.8% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Mercy College has enrolled a total of 10,099 students (6,520 students full-time and 3,579 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 10,099 students, 766 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 29% men and 71% women and 7,157 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 2,942 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,562 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Hispanic: 32%

White: 32%

Black/African American: 22%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%

Asian: 4%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Two or more races: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Mercy College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Education 27% 1,644 516
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 20% 1,215 404
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 18% 1,100 0
Psychology 7% 422 26
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 5% 308 0
Health Professions And Related Programs 5% 285 264
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 3% 162 21
English Language And Literature/letters 2% 124 22
Visual And Performing Arts 1% 91
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 1% 78

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Mercy College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Mercy College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $33,000. Last year, out of the total 2,023 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,760 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 2,765 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 2,323 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $33,000 $37,000
Employment Rate 87% 84%
Total Graduates 2,023 2,765

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

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5.4 mile away
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5.5 mile away
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6.2 mile away
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