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Mercyhurst University – Tuition & Success Analysis

Erie, PA

Mercyhurst University – Snapshot

Four-Year Private University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,464

Average annual cost of attendance: $21,847

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $26,850

Campus Setting: Midsize City

Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic

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Mercyhurst University Tuition based on Family Income

For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $16,835

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $16,078

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $19,797

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $22,916

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $25,083

The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Mercyhurst University. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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Mercyhurst University Graduate Success

Graduation rate: 66%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 81%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $40,300

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 64%

Mercyhurst University Admissions

Mercyhurst University Acceptance Rate: 75%

Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: N/A to N/A

SAT Critical Reading: N/A to N/A

SAT Writing: N/A to N/A

ACT English: N/A to N/A

ACT Math: N/A to N/A

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Mercyhurst University actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Mercyhurst University Student Debt

Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 27%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 66%

Typical student debt: $26,850

Typical monthly loan payment: $285

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Majors at Mercyhurst University

These are the most popular areas of study offered at Mercyhurst University:

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 8%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 23%
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs – 1%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 1%
  • Education – 5%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 2%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs – 10%
  • History – 2%
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services – 12%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities – 2%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 1%
  • Military Technologies and Applied Sciences – 12%
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies – 4%
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies – 1%
  • Physical Sciences – 1%
  • Psychology – 4%
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions – 2%
  • Social Sciences – 3%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 6%

For more information about the various majors at Mercyhurst University, visit their website.

Mercyhurst University Diversity

Overall Composition at Mercyhurst University

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Mercyhurst University full time:  97%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Mercyhurst University part time:  3%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Mercyhurst University:  7%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 1%

Asian: 1%

Black: 5%

Hispanic: 4%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 10%

Two or more races: 18%

Unknown: 2%

White: 58%

Mercyhurst University Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools

Earnings to Debt Ratio: 1.5

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 1.8

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 11.8

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.