Mercy College

Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

Mercy College is one of the 162 private 4-year, not-for-profit colleges in New York. Its campus is medium in size and located in a suburb in Dobbs Ferry. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

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 students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Mercy College's in-state tuition for 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.


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

Nursing Programs Offered

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
In State Students$761
Out of State Students$761
Graduate courses
In District Students$857
In State Students$857
Out of State Students$857

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/year
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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Student Population













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

Relevant scholarships

Arkell Hall Foundation Scholarship

Applicant must attend the Decker Sch of Nursing. Preference given to applicants who reside in Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, or Schoharie County in New York.

Mercy College Freshman Scholarship

Applicant must have a minimum "B" average.

Senator Patricia K. McGee Nursing Faculty Scholarship

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and residents of New York for one year or more. They must be registered nurses who are licensed in New York, and they must be accepted ...

Mercy College - Achievement and Investment in Merit Scholarship

This program is a merit-based award to New York high school graduates who have achieved academic excellence as a high school student and who enroll or plan to enroll in a public or private New ...

New York State ENA September 11 Scholarship

Applicant must be a pre-hospital care provider, firefighter, or police officer who is studying for an undergraduate nursing degree.

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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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