University of Detroit Mercy

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$29,562
2.5% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$18,376
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.57%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
79.5%
3,985 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
4,987
78.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
72.9%
334 Graduates

About

University of Detroit Mercy is a higher education institution located in Wayne County, MI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Detroit Mercy were Registered Nursing (219 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (92 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (43 degrees).

In 2020, 1,453 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Detroit Mercy. 59.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (795 degrees), 6.31 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (126 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Detroit Mercy is $29,562, which is $7,032 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Detroit Mercy is $29,562, which is $7,032 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 $18,376.

In 2020, 88% of undergraduate students attending University of Detroit Mercy received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$29,562
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Detroit Mercy was $29,562. The cost of tuition at University of Detroit Mercy is $7,032 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$18,376
2020 Value
0.207%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Detroit Mercy had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,376. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Detroit Mercy grew by 0.207%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,958
Room and Board
$1,240
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Detroit Mercy was of $9,958 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,240. The cost of room and board increased by 1.29% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.813% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

88%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
57%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

88% of undergraduate students at University of Detroit Mercy received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 88% 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.
3.57%
2018 Default Rate
40
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Detroit Mercy was 3.57%, which represents 40 out of the 1119 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

University of Detroit Mercy received 3,985 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 8.56% annual decline. Out of those 3,985 applicants, 3,168 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 79.5% acceptance rate.

There were 4,987 students enrolled at University of Detroit Mercy in 2020, and 75% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Detroit Mercy has an overall enrollment yield of 13.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

79.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
3,168
Accepted Out of 3,985

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Detroit Mercy was 79.5% (3,168 admissions from 3,985 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 77.5%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −8.56%, while admissions declined by −6.19%.

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SAT Scores

75%
Submission Percentage
313
Scores Submitted

75% of enrolled first-time students at University of Detroit Mercy in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Detroit Mercy has a total enrollment of 4,987 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Detroit Mercy is 3,913 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,074. This means that 78.5% of students enrolled at University of Detroit Mercy are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Detroit Mercy, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.5% White, 11.1% Black or African American, 6.98% Asian, 6.32% Hispanic or Latino, 1.74% Two or More Races, 0.321% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Detroit Mercy in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.7%), followed by White Male (20.6%) and Black or African American Female (8.13%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.1%), followed by White Male (17.8%) and Asian Female (5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Detroit Mercy, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,987 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Detroit Mercy is 3,913 and the part-time enrollment is 1,074. This means that 78.5% of students enrolled at University of Detroit Mercy are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%
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 University of Detroit Mercy was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), University of Detroit Mercy had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,668
  2. Black or African American
    552
  3. Asian
    348

The enrolled student population at University of Detroit Mercy is 53.5% White, 11.1% Black or African American, 6.98% Asian, 6.32% Hispanic or Latino, 1.74% Two or More Races, 0.321% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.1% 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.

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, 317 students (6.36%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 281 more women than men received degrees from University of Detroit Mercy. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Detroit Mercy is white (795 degrees awarded). There were 6.31 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (126 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Detroit Mercy is Registered Nursing (219 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (92 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (43 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Detroit Mercy, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (199 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (49 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (47 degrees).

Workforce

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 University of Detroit Mercy are Registered nurses (1,362,173 people), Physicians (479,280 people), Postsecondary teachers (186,502 people), Medical & health services managers (184,034 people), and Pharmacists (180,966 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Detroit Mercy are Legal (199 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (49 degrees), Language & Linguistics (47 degrees), Biology (104 degrees), and Health (564 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 University of Detroit Mercy are Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Sales engineers

The most specialized majors at University of Detroit Mercy are Legal (199 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (49 degrees), Language & Linguistics (47 degrees), Biology (104 degrees), and Health (564 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 University of Detroit Mercy are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,848,517 people), Elementary & secondary schools (406,636 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (403,017 people), Offices of physicians (356,285 people), and Outpatient care centers (279,303 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Detroit Mercy are Legal (199 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (49 degrees), Language & Linguistics (47 degrees), Biology (104 degrees), and Health (564 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 University of Detroit Mercy.
Most Common
  1. 219 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 92 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 43 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Detroit Mercy was Registered Nursing with 219 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

586
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
867
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 586 degrees were awarded to men at University of Detroit Mercy, which is 0.676 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (867).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 88 degrees were awarded to men at University of Detroit Mercy in Law, which is 0.846 times less than the 104 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 206 degrees were awarded to women at University of Detroit Mercy in Registered Nursing, which is 7.92 times more than the 26 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

53%
100% Completion Time
65%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 53% of students graduating from University of Detroit Mercy completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 65% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 66% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Detroit Mercy is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (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, 1.2% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    795 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    126 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    95 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Detroit Mercy is white (795 degrees awarded). There were 6.31 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (126 degrees).

5.44% of degree recipients (79 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    475 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    320 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    96 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Detroit Mercy is white female (475 degrees awarded). There were 1.48 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (320 degrees).

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Operations

University of Detroit Mercy has an endowment valued at nearly $73.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.92M (2.59%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, University of Detroit Mercy had a total salary expenditure of $160M. University of Detroit Mercy employs 118 Associate professors, 108 Assistant professors, and 67 Professors. Most academics at University of Detroit Mercy are Female Associate professors (66), Female Assistant professors(62), and Male Associate professors (52).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Detroit Mercy are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 121 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 105 employees, and Management with 74 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$73.8M
2020 Endowment
6.56%
growth from 2019

University of Detroit Mercy has an endowment valued at about $73.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Detroit Mercy grew 6.56% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $34.2M 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. $11.2M - Federal
  2. $4.71M - State
  3. $114k - Local

As of 2020, University of Detroit Mercy received $11.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.71M from state grants and contracts, and $114k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$80.6M
2020 Salaries
2.31%
decline from 2019

In 2020, University of Detroit Mercy paid a median of $80.6M in salaries, which represents 50.4% of their overall expenditure ($160M) and a 2.31% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.314% growth from 2018 and a 3.13% 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

$30.3M
Instructional Salaries
315
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Detroit Mercy paid a total of $30.3M to 315 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.6% of all salaries paid.

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

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Detroit Mercy were Associate professor with 118 employees; Assistant professor with 108 employees; and Assistant professor with 67 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Detroit Mercy were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 121 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 105 employees; and Management with 74 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Detroit Mercy was Female Associate professor with 66 employees, Female Assistant professor with 62 employees, and Male Associate professor with 52 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Detroit Mercy.

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