Misericordia University

Dallas, PA 18612
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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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students2,708
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate85%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 4 34
Master's degree 2 19
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 93.6%

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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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1030 to 1205
ACT22 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Considered but not required
Recommendations Recommended
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).
Application fee
Undergrads $35
Graduates $35

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$595/credit
In State Students$595/credit
Out of State Students$595/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$740/credit
In State Students$740/credit
Out of State Students$740/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 $26,775 $26,775 $26,775
ADN 70 $41,650 $41,650 $41,650
BSN 125 $74,375 $74,375 $74,375
FNP 50 $37,000 $37,000 $37,000
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, 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
Pell Grant 25% $4,392
Other Federal Grant 13% $509
State Grant & Scholarships 28% $3,513
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $16,421
Federal Student Loans 83% $5,875
Private Loans 20% $17,216


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$18,974
$30,001 to $48,000$19,752
$48,001 to $75,000$22,353
$75,001 to $110,000$26,785
Over $110,000$28,956

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

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Misericordia University
301 Lake St
Dallas, PA 18612

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