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The sections below provide recent information regarding student characteristics, retention, and College and program outcomes.

Fall 2016 data

as reported to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Enrollment
Total Enrollment1,351
Transfer-in Enrollment 346
Student-to-Faculty Ratio7 to 1
Undergraduate Student Characteristics
Percent of Undergraduates who are female86%
Percent of Undergraduates who are full-time37%
Percent of Undergraduates by Race/Ethnicity
American Indian of Alaskan Native0%
Asian1%
Black or African American10%
Hispanic/Latino4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander0%
White78%
Two or More Races5%
Race and ethnicity unknown2%
Nonresident alien0%
Percent of Undergraduate Students by Age
24 and under51%
25 and over49%
Age unknown

Students who have the potential to return are those who attend a semester and do not graduate before the same semester the following year.

The Retention Rate compares (a) the number of students who return the following year to (b) the number of potential returning students.

Mercy College Retention Rates
Fall 2014 to Fall 201576%
Spring 2015 to Spring 201679%
Fall 2015 to Fall 201675%
Spring 2016 to Spring 201782%
Fall 2016 to Fall 201779%

Retention Rates by Gender, by Race/Ethnicity, and by Program can be found in the Fall Reporting Data.

Outcome Measures (Graduation/Completion rates) for students entering 2008 as reported to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

Outcome Measures for students entering 2009 will be reported in Spring 2018. IPEDS collects data 8 years from when a student enters the College.

Three part-time students entering in Fall 2008 took 8 years to obtain their degree. Other students took far less time. Certificate students generally complete the program in 1 year.

Fall 2008 entering students were classified into the categories shown below.

Student DescriptionNumber and percentage who completed in 6 or fewer years
Full-time, First-time38 of 63 students, 60%
Part-time, First-time1 of 5 students, 20%
Full-time, Transfer-in100 of 132 students, 76%
Part-time, Transfer-in100 of 157 students, 67%
Overall Results for all students entering Mercy College in Fall 2008
Number of students who entered Mercy College in Fall 2008357
Number who earned a degree or certificate in 6 or fewer years239
Percentage who earned a degree or certificate in 6 or fewer years67%
Number who earned a degree or certificate in 8 or fewer years 242
Percentage who earned a degree or certificate in 8 or fewer years68%
Number of students who enrolled elsewhere without completing a Mercy degree or certificate82
Percentage of students who earned a degree or certificate from Mercy College or who enrolled elsewhere without a Mercy degree or certificate91%

Below you will find Program Outcomes which provide Graduation Rates for individual programs. The Program Outcomes report graduation rates within 150% of the expected time to complete the program, or within 2 to 3 years for many programs.

All Program Outcomes include:

  • Year-to-year Retention Rates for students admitted to the program.
  • Program Graduation Rates are counted from the time the student is admitted to the program. Time to completion is longer for students admitted to the College one or more semesters before admission to the program.

Program Outcomes also include certification/licensure/registry exam pass rates where applicable.

Graduate Degree

  • Nursing – Master of Science This program began Fall 2017 and does not yet have Program Outcome data.

Bachelor's Degrees

Associate Degrees

Certificate Programs - Gainful Employment Reports

  • Document .pdfFact Sheet (Fall 2017)


    An at-a-glance summary of enrollment statistics and student information for the Fall semester of 2017.

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  • Document .pdfFact Sheet (Fall 2016)


    An at-a-glance summary of enrollment statistics and student information for the Fall semester of 2016.

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  • Document .pdfFact Sheet (Fall 2015)


    An at-a-glance summary of enrollment statistics and student information for the Fall semester of 2015.

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  • Document .pdfFact Sheet (Fall 2014)


    An at-a-glance summary of enrollment statistics and student information for the Fall semester of 2014.

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  • Document .pdfFact Sheet (Fall 2013)


    An at-a-glance summary of enrollment statistics and student information for the Fall semester of 2013.

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  • Document .pdfFact Sheet (Fall 2012)


    An at-a-glance summary of enrollment statistics and student information for the Fall semester of 2012.

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  • Document .pdfFact Sheet (Fall 2011)


    An at-a-glance summary of enrollment statistics and student information for the Fall semester of 2011.

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  • Document .pdfFact Sheet (Fall 2010)


    An at-a-glance summary of enrollment statistics and student information for the Fall semester of 2010.

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