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University of Detroit Mercy

University of Detroit Mercy Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is University of Detroit Mercy Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of Detroit Mercy was awarded 149 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is biology studies.

Overall Quality

Detroit Mercy is ranked #755 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Detroit Mercy also holds the #13 spot on the Best Colleges in Michigan ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Detroit Mercy?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Detroit Mercy 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 Detroit Mercy is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 75% of students accepted to Detroit Mercy submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 620. Math scores were between 530 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Detroit Mercy  ( 520 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Detroit Mercy  ( 530 to 640 )
Detroit Mercy received ACT scores from 20% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Detroit Mercy  ( 22 to 27 )

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University of Detroit Mercy Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Detroit Mercy is an impressive 11 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Detroit Mercy is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Detroit Mercy

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Detroit Mercy has a freshmen retention rate of 86%. 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  86 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Detroit Mercy for first-time, full-time students is 53%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  53 out of 100

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University of Detroit Mercy Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,633 undergraduates at Detroit Mercy with 2,214 being full-time and 419 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Detroit Mercy Cost?

The overall average net price of Detroit Mercy is $18,356. 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 Detroit Mercy

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,879 $15,023 $17,242 $20,735 $23,366

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 Detroit 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 Detroit Mercy, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $5,982 a year. That adds up to $23,928 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Detroit Mercy is 3.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Detroit Mercy Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Detroit Mercy make around $47,100 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Detroit Mercy students since it is 18% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of University of Detroit Mercy

University of Detroit Mercy is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Detroit, Michigan. The city atmosphere of Detroit makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Contact details for Detroit Mercy are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4001 W Mcnichols Rd, Detroit, MI 48221-3038
Phone: 313-993-1000

University of Detroit Mercy Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 56 majors graduated from University of Detroit Mercy. Of these students, 645 received undergraduate degrees and 697 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
Nursing 219 $60,293
General Biology 92 $44,971
Business Administration & Management 43 $51,273
General Engineering 28 NA
Dental Support Services 28 $42,012
Architectural Sciences & Technology 26 NA
Public Health 19 $31,762
Economics 18 NA
Social Work 15 NA
General Psychology 15 NA

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

Online Learning at Detroit 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 2019-2020, 4,189 students took at least one online class at University of Detroit Mercy. This is an increase from the 997 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 4,189 114
2018-2019 997 92
2017-2018 950 93
2016-2017 894 80
2015-2016 787 85

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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