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

2019 Data

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

Enrollment
Total Enrollment1,560
Undergraduate Enrollment1,500
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 366
Graduate Enrollment60
Student-to-Faculty Ratio7 to 1

Undergraduate Student Characteristics
Percent of Undergraduates who are female87%
Percent of Undergraduates who are full-time24%
Percent of Undergraduates by Race/Ethnicity
American Indian of Alaskan Native0%
Asian2%
Black or African American11%
Hispanic/Latino6%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander0%
White76%
Two or More Races4%
Race and ethnicity unknown0%
Nonresident alien0%
Percent of Undergraduate Students by Age
24 and under51%
25 and over49%

Students who have the potential to return are those who attend a semester and do not graduate from their first major 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 Undergraduate Retention Rates
Fall 2016 to Fall 201779%
Spring 2017 to Spring 201880%
Fall 2017 to Fall 201877%
Spring 2018 to Spring 201979%
Fall 2018 to Fall 201971%

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 during the academic year Fall 2011 through Summer 2012 as reported to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

IPEDS collects data eight years from when a student enters the College.

Certificate students generally complete their program in one year. Students in two-year associate or bachelor's Completion programs generally finish within three years or less.

Students entering during Fall 2011 through Summer 2012 were classified into the categories shown below.

Student DescriptionNumber and percentage who completed in 6 or fewer years
Full-time, First-time22 of 33 students, 67%
Part-time, First-time7 of 13 students, 54%
Full-time, Transfer-in110 of 153 students, 72%
Part-time, Transfer-in138 of 213 students, 65%
Overall Results for all students entering Mercy College in Academic Year 2011-12
Number of students who entered Mercy College in Academic Year 2011-12412
Number who earned a degree or certificate in 6 or fewer years277
Percentage who earned a degree or certificate in 6 or fewer years67%
Number of students who enrolled elsewhere without completing a Mercy degree or certificate70

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

  • Document .pdfFact Sheet (2019)


    An at-a-glance summary of enrollment statistics and student information for the Fall semester of 2019.

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  • Document .pdfFact Sheet (Fall 2018)


    An at-a-glance summary of enrollment statistics and student information for the Fall semester of 2018.

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  • 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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