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Mercy College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Mercy College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Mercy College Ranked?

2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Mercy College was awarded 13 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health professions.

Overall Quality

Mercy is ranked #1,322 out of 1,727 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2020 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Mercy held the #1,427 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 132 colleges in New York, Mercy is ranked at #115.

See all of the rankings for Mercy College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Mercy?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Mercy College is 79%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Mercy is a good fit for you.

Learn more about Mercy College admissions.

Mercy College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, Mercy College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Mercy College is 25%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  25 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Mercy College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Mercy College has a freshmen retention rate of 73%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  73 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 19% for first-time, full-time students at Mercy, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  19 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Mercy College.

Average Overall Diversity at Mercy

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,864 undergraduates at Mercy with 5,055 being full-time and 1,809 being part-time.

Mercy Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

Mercy scored 56.38 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  56.38 out of 100
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How Much Does Mercy College Cost?

The overall average net price of Mercy is $16,685. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Mercy

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,935 $14,871 $19,911 $23,707 $26,092

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Mercy, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Mercy, approximately 60% of students took out student loans averaging $6,590 a year. That adds up to $26,360 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Mercy is 7.8%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Mercy Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Mercy with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $39,700 in their early years. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Mercy College make the most money.

Location of Mercy College

Located in Dobbs Ferry, New York, Mercy College is a private not-for-profit institution. The suburban atmosphere of Dobbs Ferry makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Location of Mercy College

Contact details for Mercy are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 555 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
Phone: 800-637-2969

Mercy College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 45 majors graduated from Mercy College. Of these students, 1,392 received undergraduate degrees and 1,118 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 225 $36,300
General Social Sciences 224 $31,400
Health Sciences & Services 197 NA
General Psychology 148 $29,100
Criminal Justice & Corrections 67 $28,000
Accounting 55 $32,700
Nursing 44 $98,600
Communication & Media Studies 34 $17,500
Social Work 31 NA
General Biology 30 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Mercy College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Mercy

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 3,680 students took at least one online class at Mercy College. This is a decrease from the 3,715 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 3,680 1,147
2016-2017 3,715 1,184
2015-2016 4,078 1,562
2014-2015 3,887 1,334
2013-2014 4,799 2,637

Learn more about online learning at Mercy College.


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