Mercyhurst University is one of the one hundred nine private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Pennsylvania. The campus is located in an urban area, in Erie.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 2,759 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 589 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 483 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 82%). Every year 68% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
Mercyhurst University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $34,050, and fees were $2,270. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $34,050 and $2,270 respectively.
|Campus LocaleSmall City|
|Number of Students2,759|
|Student to Faculty Ratio14:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing schools located within 99 miles radius of Mercyhurst University
2 miles away
79 miles away
81 miles away
81 miles away
84 miles away
Notre Dame College
86 miles away
88 miles away
88 miles away
Case Western Reserve University
90 miles away
University of Mount Union
99 miles away
Middle States Commission on Higher Education|
07/01/1931 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs|
03/01/2001 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Considered but not required|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Neither required nor recommended|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended|
|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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$1,135/credit|
|In State Students||$1,135/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,135/credit|
|In District Students||$785/credit|
|In State Students||$785/credit|
|Out of State Students||$785/credit|
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|
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.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 99% of Mercyhurst University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||2%||$1,576|
|State Grant & Scholarships||23%||$3,640|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||99%||$26,071|
|Federal Student Loans||70%||$5,776|
$19,726Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$13,807|
|$30,001 to $48,000$14,469|
|$48,001 to $75,000$16,364|
|$75,001 to $110,000$20,368|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Pennsylvania state board of nursing.