Misericordia University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$34,100
3.96% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$27,693
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.31%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
83.3%
1,897 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,374
75.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
74%
324 Graduates

About

Misericordia University is a higher education institution located in Luzerne County, PA. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Misericordia University were General Health Services (88 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (59 degrees), and Registered Nursing (52 degrees).

In 2020, 715 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Misericordia University. 72% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (624 degrees), 26 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (24 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Misericordia University is $34,100, which is $11,570 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Misericordia University is $34,100, which is $11,570 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,693.

In 2020, 90% of undergraduate students attending Misericordia University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 74% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$34,100
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Misericordia University was $34,100. The cost of tuition at Misericordia University is $11,570 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$27,693
2020 Value
6.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Misericordia University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,693. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Misericordia University grew by 6.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,375
Room and Board
$1,250
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Misericordia University was of $11,375 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,250. The cost of room and board increased by 2.25% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

90%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
74%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Misericordia University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.27% with respect to 2019, when 88% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.31%
2018 Default Rate
25
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Misericordia University was 3.31%, which represents 25 out of the 755 total borrowers.

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Misericordia University received 1,897 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 22.6% annual growth. Out of those 1,897 applicants, 1,580 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 83.3% acceptance rate.

There were 2,374 students enrolled at Misericordia University in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Misericordia University has an overall enrollment yield of 22.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

83.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,580
Accepted Out of 1,897

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Misericordia University was 83.3% (1,580 admissions from 1,897 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 85.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 22.6%, while admissions grew by 19.1%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Misericordia University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Misericordia University has a total enrollment of 2,374 students. The full-time enrollment at Misericordia University is 1,794 students and the part-time enrollment is 580. This means that 75.6% of students enrolled at Misericordia University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Misericordia University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 84.8% White, 3.66% Two or More Races, 3.37% Hispanic or Latino, 2.78% Black or African American, 1.9% Asian, 0.211% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0842% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Misericordia University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (57.6%), followed by White Male (29.2%) and Two or More Races Male (2.44%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (63.2%), followed by White Male (22.4%) and Asian Female (2.49%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Misericordia University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,374 students. The full-time enrollment at Misericordia University is 1,794 and the part-time enrollment is 580. This means that 75.6% of students enrolled at Misericordia University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
2020 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 Misericordia University was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Misericordia University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,012
  2. Two or More Races
    87
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    80

The enrolled student population at Misericordia University is 84.8% White, 3.66% Two or More Races, 3.37% Hispanic or Latino, 2.78% Black or African American, 1.9% Asian, 0.211% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0842% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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In 2020, 315 more women than men received degrees from Misericordia University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Misericordia University is white (624 degrees awarded). There were 26 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (24 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Misericordia University is General Health Services (88 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (59 degrees) and Registered Nursing (52 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Misericordia University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (389 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (13 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Misericordia University are Registered nurses (1,381,060 people), Accountants & auditors (1,049,061 people), Other managers (696,835 people), Financial managers (457,841 people), and Chief executives & legislators (363,051 people).

The most specialized majors at Misericordia University are Health (389 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (13 degrees), Math & Statistics (9 degrees), and Business (134 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 Misericordia University are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Aerospace engineers, Physicians, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Misericordia University are Health (389 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (13 degrees), Math & Statistics (9 degrees), and Business (134 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Misericordia University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,766,205 people), Elementary & secondary schools (773,729 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (532,995 people), Computer Systems Design (505,477 people), and Banking & related activities (491,338 people).

The most specialized majors at Misericordia University are Health (389 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (13 degrees), Math & Statistics (9 degrees), and Business (134 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Misericordia University.
Most Common
  1. 88 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 59 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 52 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Misericordia University was General Health Services with 88 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

200
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
515
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 200 degrees were awarded to men at Misericordia University, which is 0.388 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (515).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 48 degrees were awarded to men at Misericordia University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.23 times more than the 39 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 78 degrees were awarded to women at Misericordia University in General Health Services, which is 7.8 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

65%
100% Completion Time
69%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 65% of students graduating from Misericordia University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 69% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 69% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Misericordia University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    624 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    24 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    18 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Misericordia University is white (624 degrees awarded). There were 26 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (24 degrees).

3.36% of degree recipients (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    449 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    175 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Misericordia University is white female (449 degrees awarded). There were 2.57 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (175 degrees).

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Misericordia University has an endowment valued at nearly $54.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.11M (3.87%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Misericordia University had a total salary expenditure of $61.4M. Misericordia University employs 76 Assistant professors, 35 Associate professors, and 27 Professors. Most academics at Misericordia University are Female Assistant professors (54), Male Assistant professors(22), and Male Associate professors (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Misericordia University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 40 employees, Management, with 38 employees, and Service with 38 employees.

Endowment

$54.5M
2020 Endowment
0.0476%
decline from 2019

Misericordia University has an endowment valued at about $54.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Misericordia University declined 0.0476% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $14.9M 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.3M - Federal
  2. $727k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Misericordia University received $1.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $727k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$26.7M
2020 Salaries
1.04%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Misericordia University paid a median of $26.7M in salaries, which represents 43.4% of their overall expenditure ($61.4M) and a 1.04% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.0464% decline from 2018 and a 0.903% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.9M
Instructional Salaries
139
Number of Employees

In 2020, Misericordia University paid a total of $10.9M to 139 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Misericordia University were Assistant professor with 76 employees; Associate professor with 35 employees; and Associate professor with 27 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Misericordia University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 40 employees; Management with 38 employees; and Service with 38 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Misericordia University was Female Assistant professor with 54 employees, Male Assistant professor with 22 employees, and Male Associate professor with 18 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Misericordia University.

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