University of Detroit Mercy

Detroit, MI 48221

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 LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate83%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN)
  3. Doctoral degrees (DNP)
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. RN to BSN
  6. Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 335
Nursing Administration Postbaccalaureate certificate 4
Nurse Anesthetist Master's degree 20
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 26
Clinical Nurse Specialist Master's degree 12
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Master's degree 4
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Clinical Nurse Specialist Post-master's certificate 3
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Doctor's degree - professional practice 3

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from University of Detroit Mercy

Madonna University
13.87 miles away
Rochester College
17.29 miles away
Baker College
47.74 miles away
Mercy College of Ohio
56.56 miles away
Lourdes University
56.93 miles away
Siena Heights University
57.09 miles away
Spring Arbor University
73.62 miles away
Baldwin Wallace University
97.86 miles away
Defiance College
99.34 miles away
Case Western Reserve University
100.96 miles away


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

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading460 to 620
SAT: Math500 to 660
SAT: Writing425 to 608
ACT Composite22 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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$18,791
30k to 48k$17,811
48k to 75k$20,933
75k to 110k$23,234
Over 110k$24,679
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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 $1,016.00 $1,016.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $1,537.00 $1,537.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Michigan League for Nursing Scholarship

In order to be considered for an award, a candidate must be currently enrolled in a Licensed Practical Nurse, Associate Degree or Bachelor's Degree Nursing education program and must have [...]

Michigan Nurses Foundation Scholarship

Michigan Nurses Foundation advance nursing and nursing education by awarding scholarships and research grants and by providing financial aid for the treatment of recovering [...]

University of Detroit Mercy/College of Engineering & Science/SAE Engineering Scholarship

Selection is based on academic and leadership achievements.

Michigan Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident who is a Michigan resident for one year prior to the beginning of their nursing program enrollment. Applicant must be enrolled at [...]

Lynda Andrus Memorial Scholarship Fund

Applicant must be enrolled at Eastern Michigan University, actively pursuing a degree in nursing (undergraduate or R.N. to B.S.N.). Applicant must be a non-smoker. Financial need is required.

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Michigan state board of nursing
University of Detroit Mercy
4001 W McNichols Rd
Detroit, MI 48221

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