University of Detroit Mercy

Detroit, MI 48221
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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. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students5,113
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate87%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 45 293
Doctor's degree - professional practice 1 3
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 1
Master's degree 1 6
Post-master's certificate 0 7

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Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1040 to 1230
ACT22 to 27
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) 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.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,049/credit
In State Students$1,049/credit
Out of State Students$1,049/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$1,579/credit
In State Students$1,579/credit
Out of State Students$1,579/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 $47,205 $47,205 $47,205
ADN 70 $73,430 $73,430 $73,430
BSN 125 $131,125 $131,125 $131,125
FNP 50 $78,950 $78,950 $78,950
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 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
Pell Grant 31% $4,324
Other Federal Grant 36% $1,965
State Grant & Scholarships 57% $1,765
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $27,368
Federal Student Loans 57% $6,774
Private Loans 5% $14,320


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$15,517
$30,001 to $48,000$15,270
$48,001 to $75,000$18,486
$75,001 to $110,000$20,364
Over $110,000$25,830

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Michigan state board of nursing.
University of Detroit Mercy
4001 W McNichols Rd
Detroit, MI 48221

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