Mercy College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$18,084

1.76% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$16,246

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

8.26%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

78.7%

6,901 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

9,506

66.4% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

42.2%

482 Graduates

About

Mercy College is a higher education institution located in Westchester County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Mercy College were General Social Sciences (378 degrees awarded), General Health Services (220 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (171 degrees).

In 2017, 2,651 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mercy College. 75.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 24.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,121 degrees), 1.56 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (719 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mercy College is $18,084, which is $-2,649 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Mercy College is $18,084, which is $-2,649 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,246.

In 2017, 63% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 56% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$18,084

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Mercy College was $18,084. The cost of tuition at Mercy College is $-2,649 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$16,246

2017 Value

1.16%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Mercy College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,246. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Mercy College grew by 1.16%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,798

Room and Board

$1,524

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mercy College was of $10,798 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,524. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.157% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.14% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

63%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

56%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

63% of undergraduate students at Mercy College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 6.78% with respect to 2016, when 59% 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.

8.26%

2016 Default Rate

260

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Mercy College was 8.26%, which represents 260 out of the 3146 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

Mercy College received 6,901 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.29% annual growth. Out of those 6,901 applicants, 5,433 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.7% acceptance rate.

There were 9,506 students enrolled at Mercy College in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Mercy College has an overall enrollment yield of 16.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

5,433

Accepted Out of 6,901

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Mercy College was 78.7% (5,433 admissions from 6,901 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 77.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 4.29%, while admissions grew by 5.7%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Mercy College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Mercy College has a total enrollment of 9,506 students. The full-time enrollment at Mercy College is 6,313 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,193. This means that 66.4% of students enrolled at Mercy College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Mercy College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 35.1% Hispanic or Latino, 29.7% White, 21.4% Black or African American, 4.67% Asian, 1.45% Two or More Races, 0.295% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.263% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Mercy College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (28.3%), followed by Black or African American Female (15.2%) and White Female (13.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (26.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (22.3%) and Black or African American Female (14.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

66.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mercy College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,506 students. The full-time enrollment at Mercy College is 6,313 and the part-time enrollment is 3,193. This means that 66.4% of students enrolled at Mercy College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%

2017 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 Mercy College was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Mercy College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    3,339

  2. White

    2,828

  3. Black or African American

    2,034

The enrolled student population at Mercy College is 35.1% Hispanic or Latino, 29.7% White, 21.4% Black or African American, 4.67% Asian, 1.45% Two or More Races, 0.295% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.263% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 525 students (5.52%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1333 more women than men received degrees from Mercy College. The majority of degree recipients at Mercy College are white (1,121 degrees awarded). There were 1.56 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (719 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Mercy College is General Social Sciences (378 degrees awarded), followed by General Health Services (220 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (171 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Mercy College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Social Sciences (398 degrees awarded), Education (514 degrees), and Psychology (180 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mercy College are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,207,287 people), Registered nurses (1,422,114 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (426,662 people), Other managers (420,911 people), and Education administrators (387,023 people).

The most specialized majors at Mercy College are Social Sciences (398 degrees awarded), Education (514 degrees), Psychology (180 degrees), English (46 degrees), and Health (639 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 Mercy College are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Public relations specialists, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Mercy College are Social Sciences (398 degrees awarded), Education (514 degrees), Psychology (180 degrees), English (46 degrees), and Health (639 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 Mercy College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,525,280 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,783,697 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (746,926 people), Outpatient care centers (394,649 people), and Legal services (373,964 people).

The most specialized majors at Mercy College are Social Sciences (398 degrees awarded), Education (514 degrees), Psychology (180 degrees), English (46 degrees), and Health (639 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 Mercy College.

Most Common

  1. 378 degrees awarded

  2. 220 degrees awarded

  3. 171 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Mercy College was General Social Sciences with 378 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 659

  2. 1,992

In 2017, 659 degrees were awarded to men at Mercy College, which is 0.331 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,992).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 137 degrees were awarded to men at Mercy College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.703 times less than the 195 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 329 degrees were awarded to women at Mercy College in General Social Sciences, which is 6.71 times more than the 49 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%

100% Completion Time

38%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 19% of students graduating from Mercy College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 38% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (56.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Mercy College is Female and White (56.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 5.39% of graduates (26 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,121 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    719 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    574 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mercy College is white (1,121 degrees awarded). There were 1.56 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (719 degrees).

2.15% of degree recipients (57 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    884 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Female

    547 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    414 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Mercy College is white female (884 degrees awarded). There were 1.62 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (547 degrees).

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Operations

Mercy College has an endowment valued at nearly $224M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $27.1M (12.1%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Mercy College had a total salary expenditure of $135M. Mercy College employs 97 Assistant professors, 72 Associate professors, and 22 Professors. Most academics at Mercy College are Female Assistant professors (62), Female Associate professors(44), and Male Assistant professors (35).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mercy College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 227 employees, Management, with 46 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 40 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$224M

2017 Endowment

16.6%

growth from 2016

Mercy College has an endowment valued at about $224M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Mercy College grew 16.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $191M 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: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $3.96M - Federal

  2. $1.73M - State

  3. $175k - Local

As of 2017, Mercy College received $3.96M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.73M from state grants and contracts, and $175k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$57.6M

2017 Salaries

6.26%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Mercy College paid a median of $57.6M in salaries, which represents 42.6% of their overall expenditure ($135M) and a 6.26% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.75% growth from 2015 and a 1.95% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$17.5M

Instructional Salaries

203

Number of Employees

In 2017, Mercy College paid a total of $17.5M to 203 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

97 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

227 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mercy College were Assistant professor with 97 employees; Associate professor with 72 employees; and Associate professor with 22 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mercy College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 227 employees; Management with 46 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 40 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mercy College was Female Assistant professor with 62 employees, Female Associate professor with 44 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 35 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Mercy College.

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