Mercy College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$17,772

1.75% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$16,060

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

7.88%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

77.7%

6,617 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

10,099

64.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

39.7%

414 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 Behavioral Sciences (366 degrees awarded), General Health Services (204 degrees), and General Psychology (172 degrees).

In 2016, 2,618 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mercy College. 75.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 24.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,063 degrees), 1.64 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (648 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mercy College is $17,772, which is $-2,388 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Mercy College is $17,772, which is $-2,388 less 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 $16,060.

In 2016, 59% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 54% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$17,772

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Mercy College was $17,772. The cost of tuition at Mercy College is $-2,388 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$16,060

2016 Value

1.85%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Mercy College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,060. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Mercy College grew by 1.85%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,815

Room and Board

$1,492

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mercy College was of $10,815 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,492. The cost of room and board increased by 5.46% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.36% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

59%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

54%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

59% of undergraduate students at Mercy College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.67% with respect to 2015, when 60% 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.

7.88%

2015 Default Rate

280

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Mercy College was 7.88%, which represents 280 out of the 3552 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 6,617 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 18.7% annual growth. Out of those 6,617 applicants, 5,140 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 77.7% acceptance rate.

There were 10,099 students enrolled at Mercy College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Mercy College has an overall enrollment yield of 18.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

77.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

5,140

Accepted Out of 6,617

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Mercy College was 77.7% (5,140 admissions from 6,617 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 65.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 18.7%, while admissions grew by 40.4%.

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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 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Mercy College has a total enrollment of 10,099 students. The full-time enrollment at Mercy College is 6,520 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,579. This means that 64.6% of students enrolled at Mercy College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Mercy College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 32.3% Hispanic or Latino, 32.1% White, 22.5% Black or African American, 4.49% Asian, 1.44% Two or More Races, 0.386% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.267% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Mercy College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (27.1%), followed by Black or African American Female (15.7%) and White Female (15.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (32.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (18.8%) and Black or African American Female (14.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

64.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mercy College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,099 students. The full-time enrollment at Mercy College is 6,520 and the part-time enrollment is 3,579. This means that 64.6% of students enrolled at Mercy College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%

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 Mercy College was 72%. 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

    3,263

  2. White

    3,237

  3. Black or African American

    2,271

The enrolled student population at Mercy College is 32.3% Hispanic or Latino, 32.1% White, 22.5% Black or African American, 4.49% Asian, 1.44% Two or More Races, 0.386% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.267% 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 54.7% 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, 503 students (4.98%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 1342 more women than men received degrees from Mercy College. The majority of degree recipients at Mercy College are white (1,063 degrees awarded). There were 1.64 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (648 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Mercy College is Behavioral Sciences (366 degrees awarded), followed by General Health Services (204 degrees) and General Psychology (172 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 Interdisciplinary Studies (367 degrees awarded), Education (564 degrees), and Psychology (198 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 (2,113,658 people), Registered nurses (1,356,765 people), Secondary school teachers (353,285 people), Education administrators (335,703 people), and Miscellaneous managers (305,292 people).

The most specialized majors at Mercy College are Interdisciplinary Studies (367 degrees awarded), Education (564 degrees), Psychology (198 degrees), English (51 degrees), and Health (662 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mercy College are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, and Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists

The most specialized majors at Mercy College are Interdisciplinary Studies (367 degrees awarded), Education (564 degrees), Psychology (198 degrees), English (51 degrees), and Health (662 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 (3,355,440 people), Hospitals (1,768,671 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (575,491 people), Outpatient care centers (361,485 people), and Offices of physicians (249,473 people).

The most specialized majors at Mercy College are Interdisciplinary Studies (367 degrees awarded), Education (564 degrees), Psychology (198 degrees), English (51 degrees), and Health (662 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. 366 degrees awarded

  2. 204 degrees awarded

  3. 172 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Mercy College was Behavioral Sciences with 366 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 638

  2. 1,980

In 2016, 638 degrees were awarded to men at Mercy College, which is 0.322 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,980).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 128 degrees were awarded to men at Mercy College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.692 times less than the 185 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 332 degrees were awarded to women at Mercy College in Behavioral Sciences, which is 9.76 times more than the 34 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%

100% Completion Time

30%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 15% of students graduating from Mercy College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 30% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 32% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (71.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Mercy College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (71.4% 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, 3.86% of graduates (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,063 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    648 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    631 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mercy College is white (1,063 degrees awarded). There were 1.64 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (648 degrees).

4.28% of degree recipients (112 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    819 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Female

    483 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    481 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Mercy College is white female (819 degrees awarded). There were 1.7 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (483 degrees).

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Operations

Mercy College has an endowment valued at nearly $194M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.31M (1.71%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Mercy College had a total expenditure of $123M. Of that $123M, they spent $50.3M on salaries and $123M on benefits.

Mercy College employs 97 Assistant professors, 74 Associate professors, and 24 Professors. Most academics at Mercy College are Female Assistant professors (59), Female Associate professors(49), and Male Assistant professors (38).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mercy College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 236 employees, Management, with 42 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 40 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$194M

2015 Endowment

31%

growth from 2014

Mercy College has an endowment valued at about $194M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Mercy College grew 31% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $165M 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. $4.27M - Federal

  2. $1.04M - State

  3. $37k - Local

As of 2015, Mercy College received $4.27M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.04M from state grants and contracts, and $37k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$50.3M

Salary Expenditure

$123M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Mercy College had a total expenditure of $123M. Of that $123M, they spent $50.3M on salaries and $123M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Mercy College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$50.3M

2015 Salaries

1.95%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Mercy College paid a median of $50.3M in salaries, which represents 40.8% of their overall expenditure ($123M) and a 1.95% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.83% decline from 2013 and a 7.84% 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

$16.1M

Instructional Salaries

198

Number of Employees

In 2015, Mercy College paid a total of $16.1M to 198 employees working as instructors, which represents 32% 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

97 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

236 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mercy College were Assistant professor with 97 employees; Associate professor with 74 employees; and Associate professor with 24 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mercy College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 236 employees; Management with 42 employees; and Office and Administrative Support 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mercy College was Female Assistant professor with 59 employees, Female Associate professor with 49 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 38 employees.

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

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