Mercy College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$18,934
2.9% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$15,283
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
8.5%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
81.6%
6,720 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
10,557
69.7% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
42.9%
337 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 (242 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (212 degrees), and General Health Services (161 degrees).

In 2019, 2,326 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mercy College. 71.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (766 degrees), 1.02 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (748 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mercy College is $18,934, which is $-3,092 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Mercy College is $18,934, which is $-3,092 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,283.

In 2019, 71% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 55% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$18,934
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Mercy College was $18,934. The cost of tuition at Mercy College is $-3,092 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$15,283
2019 Value
9.38%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Mercy College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,283. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Mercy College grew by 9.38%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,415
Room and Board
$1,588
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mercy College was of $11,415 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,588. The cost of room and board increased by 3% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.06% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

71%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
55%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

71% of undergraduate students at Mercy College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.9% with respect to 2018, when 69% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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8.5%
2017 Default Rate
266
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Mercy College was 8.5%, which represents 266 out of the 3129 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 6,720 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 1.91% annual decline. Out of those 6,720 applicants, 5,485 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81.6% acceptance rate.

There were 10,557 students enrolled at Mercy College in 2019, and 30% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Mercy College has an overall enrollment yield of 18.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
5,485
Accepted Out of 6,720

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Mercy College was 81.6% (5,485 admissions from 6,720 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 79.4%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -1.91%, while admissions grew by 0.772%.

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SAT Scores

30%
Submission Percentage
297
Scores Submitted

30% of enrolled first-time students at Mercy College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Mercy College has a total enrollment of 10,557 students. The full-time enrollment at Mercy College is 7,358 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,199. This means that 69.7% of students enrolled at Mercy College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Mercy College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 36.5% Hispanic or Latino, 24.7% Black or African American, 23.6% White, 4.48% Asian, 1.7% Two or More Races, 0.256% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.246% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Mercy College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (29.4%), followed by Black or African American Female (19.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (11.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (19.8%) and Black or African American Female (17.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mercy College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,557 students. The full-time enrollment at Mercy College is 7,358 and the part-time enrollment is 3,199. This means that 69.7% of students enrolled at Mercy College are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2019 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 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Mercy College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    3,856
  2. Black or African American
    2,611
  3. White
    2,496

The enrolled student population at Mercy College is 36.5% Hispanic or Latino, 24.7% Black or African American, 23.6% White, 4.48% Asian, 1.7% Two or More Races, 0.256% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.246% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 775 students (7.34%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 986 more women than men received degrees from Mercy College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Mercy College is white (766 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (748 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Mercy College is General Social Sciences (242 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (212 degrees) and General Health Services (161 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 (264 degrees awarded), Psychology (180 degrees), and Education (266 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 (1,797,967 people), Accountants & auditors (1,079,171 people), Other managers (1,041,626 people), Secondary school teachers (667,017 people), and Financial managers (603,176 people).

The most specialized majors at Mercy College are Social Sciences (264 degrees awarded), Psychology (180 degrees), Education (266 degrees), English (48 degrees), and Business (577 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, Computer hardware engineers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Mercy College are Social Sciences (264 degrees awarded), Psychology (180 degrees), Education (266 degrees), English (48 degrees), and Business (577 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 (3,728,514 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (962,270 people), Computer Systems Design (707,317 people), Banking & related activities (630,273 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (606,549 people).

The most specialized majors at Mercy College are Social Sciences (264 degrees awarded), Psychology (180 degrees), Education (266 degrees), English (48 degrees), and Business (577 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. 242 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 212 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 161 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Mercy College was General Social Sciences with 242 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

670
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,656
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 670 degrees were awarded to men at Mercy College, which is 0.405 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,656).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 194 degrees were awarded to men at Mercy College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.874 times less than the 222 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 222 degrees were awarded to women at Mercy College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.14 times more than the 194 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%
100% Completion Time
42%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 24% of students graduating from Mercy College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% 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.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Mercy College is Female and Two or More Races (60% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 3.56% of graduates (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    766 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    748 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    530 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mercy College is white (766 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (748 degrees).

4.08% of degree recipients (95 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    543 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    540 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    390 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Mercy College is hispanic or latino female (543 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (540 degrees).

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Operations

Mercy College has an endowment valued at nearly $256M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $10.1M (3.95%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Mercy College had a total salary expenditure of $138M. Mercy College employs 121 Assistant professors, 78 Associate professors, and 31 Professors. Most academics at Mercy College are Female Assistant professors (78), Female Associate professors(49), and Male Assistant professors (43).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mercy College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 240 employees, Management, with 79 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 45 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$256M
2019 Endowment
4.16%
growth from 2018

Mercy College has an endowment valued at about $256M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Mercy College grew 4.16% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $217M 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. $4.08M - Federal
  2. $1.87M - State
  3. $198k - Local

As of 2019, Mercy College received $4.08M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.87M from state grants and contracts, and $198k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$58.3M
2019 Salaries
3.47%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Mercy College paid a median of $58.3M in salaries, which represents 42.1% of their overall expenditure ($138M) and a 3.47% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.21% decline from 2017 and a 6.26% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$21M
Instructional Salaries
247
Number of Employees

In 2019, Mercy College paid a total of $21M to 247 employees working as instructors, which represents 36% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
121 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
240 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mercy College were Assistant professor with 121 employees; Associate professor with 78 employees; and Associate professor with 31 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mercy College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 240 employees; Management with 79 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 45 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 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mercy College was Female Assistant professor with 78 employees, Female Associate professor with 49 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 43 employees.

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

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