Mercy College

Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
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Mercy College is one of the one hundred sixty-two private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in New York. The campus is located in a suburb, in Dobbs Ferry.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 9,506 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 910 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 664 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 73%). Every year 43% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Mercy College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $18,084, and fees were $630. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $18,084 and $630 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students9,506
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate73%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Master's degree 0 17
Bachelor's degree 6 50

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
07/01/1968 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/16/1998 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/16/1998 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $40
Graduates $40

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$761/credit
In State Students$761/credit
Out of State Students$761/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$857/credit
In State Students$857/credit
Out of State Students$857/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $34,245 $34,245 $34,245
ADN 70 $53,270 $53,270 $53,270
BSN 125 $95,125 $95,125 $95,125
FNP 50 $42,850 $42,850 $42,850
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 94% of Mercy College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 67% $4,921
Other Federal Grant 3% $688
State Grant & Scholarships 65% $3,939
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 87% $6,381
Federal Student Loans 59% $4,959
Private Loans 7% $14,400


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$12,935
$30,001 to $48,000$14,871
$48,001 to $75,000$19,911
$75,001 to $110,000$23,707
Over $110,000$26,092

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New York state board of nursing.
Mercy College
555 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

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