Misericordia University

Dallas, PA 18612

Established in 1924, Misericordia University is a private university in Dallas, Pennsylvania. It is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church and was founded by the Religious Sisters of Mercy. Misericordia received university status in 2007 and now offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The university also has a Guaranteed Placement Program (GPP). Students participate with the GPP throughout their time at the university. After graduating, if a student does not receive an offer for a job within six months, the university will give the student a paid internship. Student activities are popular on the campus, with a total of 41 different clubs and organizations.

Misericordia University offers five CCNE-accredited nursing programs, including three BSN programs. Students can enroll in traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, or RN to BSN programs. The university also offers MSN and RN to MSN programs. The MSN programs are mostly offered online, with several courses taken on campus. With the traditional BSN, students may choose between part-time and full-time schedules. With the part-time schedule, classes are offered in the evenings, which should accommodate working students. Students completing the BSN program have a high pass rate for the NCLEX-RN exam, with 95.6% passing the exam on their first try.


Campus LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate82%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN, RN to MSN)
  3. Accelerated BSN
  4. RN to BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 63
Nursing Practice Bachelor's degree 19
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 15
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 7

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Misericordia University

Wilkes University
8.22 miles away
University of Scranton
16.78 miles away
Marywood University
18.54 miles away
Cedar Crest College
57.38 miles away
Moravian College
58.09 miles away
DeSales University
63.62 miles away
Elmira College
67.4 miles away
Alvernia University
71.45 miles away
Gwynedd Mercy University
87.99 miles away
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
88.64 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
07/01/1935 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/03/2003 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/03/2003 - Current



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading470 to 570
SAT: Math480 to 570
ACT Composite22 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$18,026
30k to 48k$20,131
48k to 75k$21,693
75k to 110k$24,248
Over 110k$27,696
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $575.00 $575.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $720.00 $720.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Misericordia University
301 Lake St
Dallas, PA 18612

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