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 LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Number of Students2,708|
|Student to Faculty Ratio12:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus HousingYes|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1030 to 1205|
|ACT||22 to 26|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Considered but not required|
|Formal demonstration of competencies 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|
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||$595/credit|
|In State Students||$595/credit|
|Out of State Students||$595/credit|
|In District Students||$740/credit|
|In State Students||$740/credit|
|Out of State Students||$740/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, 100% of Misericordia 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||13%||$509|
|State Grant & Scholarships||28%||$3,513|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||100%||$16,421|
|Federal Student Loans||83%||$5,875|
$25,933Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$18,974|
|$30,001 to $48,000$19,752|
|$48,001 to $75,000$22,353|
|$75,001 to $110,000$26,785|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Pennsylvania state board of nursing.