Mercy College: Statistics

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#918 of 2,597 In North America
#849 of 2,496 In the United States
#82 of 221 In New York State
#517 of 1,006 For Early Childhood Education

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
82%
Average SAT
1020
Average ACT
22
Avg. cost to attend
$15,721 /y
Aid receiving
96%
Undergraduates
7,080
Graduates
2,467
Male:Female Ratio
26:74
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.mercy.edu

Mercy College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 82% 75% 85%
Applicants 7,246 2,345 4,901
Admissions 5,939 1,751 4,188
Freshmen enrolled full time 986 293 693
Freshmen enrolled part time 7 4 3

5,162 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

3,118 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
255 or 26%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 930
or below

75% of them
had 1110
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Mercy College are 930-1110 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
15 or 2%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 18
or below

75% of them
had 26
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Mercy College are 18-26 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Hispanic 3648 (38%)
Black or African American 2328 (24%)
White 2272 (24%)
Asian 482 (5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 461 (5%)
Two or more races 185 (2%)
Nonresident Alien 124 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 28 (0.3%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 4 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$15,721/year
Average aid awarded
$14,062
Students receiving aid
96%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $12,374
$30-48K $13,832
$48-75K $17,281
$75-110K $22,652
$110K+ $23,732

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $19,758$16,686
Tuition in-state $19,758$16,686
Tuition out-of-state $19,758$16,686
Fee in-district $800$800
Fee in-state $800$800
Fee out-of-state $800$800

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 800
Combined charge for room and board $14,650
Room charge $10,100
Meal charge $4,550

Mercy College Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Business Administration and Management, General 192 165
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 332
Social Sciences, General 190
Psychology, General 150 15
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 20 119
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General 106
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 96
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration 85
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 67
Organizational Leadership 43 22
Accounting 41 18
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 18 40
Physician Assistant 56
Mental Health Counseling & Counselor 56
Social Work 45
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 45
English Language and Literature, General 20 19
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 36
Computer and Information Systems Security & Auditing & Information Assurance 18 16
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General 32
Occupational Therapy & Therapist 31
Physical Therapy & Therapist 31
Nursing Education 27
Occupational Therapist Assistant 26
Veterinary & Animal Health Technology & Technician and Veterinary Assistant 25
Communication, General 24
Family Practice Nurse & Nursing 24
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist 18
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor 17
Legal Studies 16
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 16
Nursing Administration 16
Music Technology 15
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 15
Elementary Education and Teaching 15
Marriage and Family Therapy & Counseling 14
Social Studies Teacher Education 13
Computer and Information Sciences, General 12
School Psychology 12
History, General 11
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other 11
International Relations and Affairs 10
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 10
Mathematics, General 10
Mathematics Teacher Education 10
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education 9
Information Science & Studies 8
Legal Assistant & Paralegal 8
Education, General 8
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 8
Reading Teacher Education 8
Sociology, General 7
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision 6
Spanish Language and Literature 4
Homeland Security 4
Special Education and Teaching, General 2
Chemistry Teacher Education 1
Grand Total 46 1,603 884 31
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 48% 45% 50%
  • Full-time retention rate - 74%
  • Part-time retention rate - 3%

Publications & Citations

Publications
642
Citations
6,431

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
280 / 1,956
Psychology
215 / 3,757
Medicine
187 / 3,753
Computer Science
86 / 1,363
Sociology
83 / 230
Business
67 / 253
Education Majors
62 / 210
Mathematics
46 / 222
Biology
44 / 1,125
Occupational Therapy
44 / 1,457
Art & Design
43 / 151
Political Science
40 / 98
Physical Therapy
35 / 1,023
Health Science
35 / 338
Math Teachers
32 / 192
Social Psychology
30 / 598
Child Psychology
30 / 769
Economics
28 / 79
History
27 / 62
Engineering
26 / 146
Clinical Psychology
23 / 530
Demography
21 / 758
Media Studies
21 / 33
Early Childhood Education
20 / 314
Gender Studies
18 / 23
Nursing
18 / 298
Communications and Public Relations
17 / 51
Law
17 / 223
Management Information Systems
16 / 22
Cognitive Science
15 / 827
Gerontology
15 / 150
Psychiatry
15 / 75
Special Education
14 / 289
Creative Writing
14 / 36
Cyber Security
13 / 132
Sexology
12 / 286
Environmental Science
12 / 66
Sports Medicine
12 / 445
Public Health
11 / 56
Philosophy
11 / 3

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 5 29
1992 3 22
1993 6 27
1994 12 36
1995 3 30
1996 3 32
1997 6 34
1998 7 40
1999 12 56
2000 14 65
2001 12 82
2002 14 77
2003 16 99
2004 18 142
2005 7 159
2006 15 172
2007 11 183
2008 11 216
2009 14 223
2010 25 238
2011 22 307
2012 26 356
2013 36 434
2014 38 546
2015 38 548
2016 44 486
2017 69 510
2018 32 512
2019 47 710
2020 55 885
2021 68 910

Notable alumni

  1. Gabourey Sidibe

    Gabourey Sidibe
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    actorvoice actorfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Gabourey Sidibe is an American actress. She made her acting debut in the 2009 film Precious, a role that earned her the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead, in addition to nominations for the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Actress. Her other film roles include Tower Heist (2011), White Bird in a Blizzard (2014), Grimsby (2016) and Antebellum (2020).

  2. Mookie Wilson

    Mookie Wilson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    William Hayward "Mookie" Wilson is an American former Major League Baseball outfielder and coach remembered as the Met who hit the ground ball that rolled through Bill Buckner's legs in the bottom of the 10th inning of game six of the 1986 World Series.

  3. Donald M. Kendall

    Donald M. Kendall
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1921-2020 (aged 99)
    Occupations
    entrepreneurpolitical adviser
    Biography

    Donald Mcintosh Kendall was an American businessman and political adviser. He served as CEO of Pepsi Cola (which merged with Herman Lay's Frito Lay, Inc. to become PepsiCo in 1965) and as CEO of PepsiCo from 1971 to 1986.

  4. Wesley Walker

    Wesley Walker
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    teacherAmerican football player
    Biography

    Wesley Darcel Walker is a former professional American football wide receiver who played for the New York Jets from 1977 to 1989.

  5. Olivia Peguero

    Olivia Peguero
    Born in
    Dominican Republic Flag Dominican Republic
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    botanical illustratorpainter
    Biography

    Olivia Peguero is a Dominican contemporary landscape and botanical artist.

  6. Stan Jefferson

    Stan Jefferson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Stanley Jefferson is a former center and left fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Mets, San Diego Padres, New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds from 1986 to 1991.

  7. Leopoldo Minaya

    Leopoldo Minaya
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    poet
    Biography

    Leopoldo Minaya is a Dominican-American poet. He is a member of the Generation of 1980 literary movement in the Dominican Republic. He won the 2001 Miguel de Cervantes Cultural Association Award. His works have been published by various Spanish and Dominican publications. Minaya has a doctorate in law from the University of Santo Domingo and took graduate studies in urban education at Mercy College in the United States. Minaya is also a member of the Writers' International Society.

General info

Alternative names Mercy
Founded 1952
Motto Inserviendo consumere
To be consumed in service
Colors blue, white
Academic Calendar September to May (September - December; January-May)
Total FTE staff 943
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 555 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry, New York, 10522
United States
City population 12,000
Phone 8006372969
Fax +1 (914) 674 7382

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