Misericordia University

Misericordia University

College Misericordia is a four-year, coeducational, Catholic, liberal arts institute located in Dallas, Pennsylvania, United States. It was established by the Sisters of Mercy on August 15, 1924. It achieved university status on August 15, 2007, and is now called Misericordia University. The institute's campus sits on 123 acres of land in Dallas. It enrolls more than 2,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Misericordia University offers more than 30 majors through the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Professional Studies and Social Sciences

Misericordia University's athletic teams are members of the NCAA Division III, Freedom Conference, and the Eastern College Athletic Conference. The teams are nicknamed the Cougars, and they participate in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and field hockey.

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Contacting Misericordia University

Misericordia University
301 Lake St
Dallas , PA 18612-1098
General Phone: (570) 674-6400

Misericordia University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management121business management, accounting, marketing, business and related services
Therapy and Counseling109psychology, physical therapy
Nursing and Emergency Medicine98various nursing
Medicine75health professions
Education and Teaching60education, special ed, elementary school teaching, English teaching, math teaching, social studies teaching, biology teaching
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy55sports and fitness management, occupational therapy
Medical Support and Technology45speech pathology, radiation therapist, sonography and ultrasound tech, clinical lab tech
Liberal Arts32English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, history
Family and Social Work18social work
Computer Science and Engineering11computer and info science, information technology
Medical Administration8health care administration
Media7communication studies
Science5biology, biochemistry, chemistry
Religion and Philosophy0philosophy

Number of programs and degrees for Misericordia University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree43429
Master's degree1616
Postbaccalaureate certificate131
Post-master's certificate11
Doctor's degree - professional practice361

Misericordia University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Misericordia University had a total enrollment of 2,355 students (2,060 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 34%
Women 66%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 84%
Graduate 16%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 96%
Black 1%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 24%
20-21 24%
22-24 13%
25-29 10%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 8%
50-64 3%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey11%
New York10%

Misericordia University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 81 %
Part-Time 70 %

Misericordia University Room and Board (2007)

Misericordia University offers campus housing for 850 of its 2,060 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Dallas, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Misericordia University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal460560
SAT Math470570
ACT Verbal1826
ACT Math2126
ACT Composite2126

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT90%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT5%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Misericordia University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 23,150
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 23,150
Room and board $ 9,650
Room charge $ 5,590
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,060
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Misericordia University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 324700)

Misericordia University Faculty

Misericordia University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1210
Non-tenured and not on tenure track714

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*2*
Associate professorcalendar year2*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year3$89,8136$85,291

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year13$73,0581*
Associate professoracademic year13$62,37320$65,511
Assistant professoracademic year13$52,27017$53,552
Instructoracademic year4$44,3545$42,802
All faculty totalacademic year43$60,87343$58,461

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Misericordia University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Pennsylvania Athletic Conference
Baseball Pennsylvania Athletic Conference
Track Pennsylvania Athletic Conference

Misericordia University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Technology

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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What Sets Misericordia University Apart:

% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
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Top 10%Misericordia University % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 11%Misericordia University Female % of student body
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Misericordia University Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in medicine
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Top 16%Misericordia University % of degrees in medicine
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Misericordia University % of degrees in therapy and counseling

checked Roman Catholic affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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