University of Detroit Mercy
The University of Detroit Mercy is a private institution in Detroit, Michigan. The university was founded in 1877 by the Society of Jesus. The original campus was located near the downtown area of Detroit. It now has three campuses in the city. The university is organized into seven colleges and schools, including the McAuley School of Nursing, and offers over 100 academic degrees. It is ranked as one of the top Midwestern regional universities and has received numerous awards and honors for the past decade. It is also one of the 28 universities that are members of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.
The University of Detroit Mercy offers three undergraduate nursing programs and two graduate-level nursing programs. These CCNE-accredited programs include traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, MSN, and DNP programs. These programs offer small class sizes, with most classes containing between 5 and 19 students. The programs are also flexible. The university offers both full time and part time schedules, along with on-campus or off-campus learning. Many of the courses are offered online, while others include web-enhanced learning. Students gain real clinical experience through partnerships with major healthcare providers in the region, including the Detroit Health Department, Detroit Medical Center, and Henry Ford Health System.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students5,113|
|Student to Faculty Ratio10:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||1||3|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1991 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
09/29/2005 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
09/29/2005 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels|
09/01/1997 - Current
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program|
10/01/1999 - 12/31/2005
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program|
10/01/1994 - 12/31/2005
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1040 to 1230|
|ACT||22 to 27|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Neither required nor 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||$1,049/credit|
|In State Students||$1,049/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,049/credit|
|In District Students||$1,579/credit|
|In State Students||$1,579/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,579/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 University of Detroit Mercy'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||36%||$1,965|
|State Grant & Scholarships||57%||$1,765|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||100%||$27,368|
|Federal Student Loans||57%||$6,774|
$20,904Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$15,517|
|$30,001 to $48,000$15,270|
|$48,001 to $75,000$18,486|
|$75,001 to $110,000$20,364|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Michigan state board of nursing.