|Business model||Not for Profit|
|Degrees offered||Undergrad & Graduate|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Student to faculty ratio||16:1|
|Dormitory capacity||1,950 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Mercyhurst University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 3,254 applications and 2,448 students were granted admission. Mercyhurst University is at the #73 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.
In 2016-2017 academic year, Mercyhurst University's tuition was $32,430 for all students regardless of residency (21% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)
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In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of Mercyhurst University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 27% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,448 (which is 1.1% above the national average.)
The total number of federal student loan recipients at Mercyhurst University in 2016-2017, was 395, which is 67% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,868 (which is 0.5% below the national average.)
In Fall 2016, Mercyhurst University has enrolled a total of 2,784 students (2,594 students full-time and 190 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 2,784 students, 52 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 44% men and 56% women and 2,464 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 320 for graduates studies.
The institution also enrolled 81 students for distance studies.
Two or more races: 16%
Non-resident alien: 10%
Black/African American: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Mercyhurst University.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|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||16%||335|
|Military Technologies And Applied Sciences||11%||243||0|
|Health Professions And Related Programs||7%||149|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services||5%||109|
|Biological And Biomedical Sciences||4%||95|
|Visual And Performing Arts||4%||92|
|Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs||2%||40|
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 Mercyhurst University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.
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.
The typical median income of Mercyhurst University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $31,300. Last year, out of the total 1,755 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,632 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,975 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,797 were employed.
|6 years after enrollment||10 years after enrollment|
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