Mercy College

Overview of Mercy College

Mercy College can be found in Dobbs Ferry, NY (a large suburb). The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Doctoral degree is the highest degree at Mercy College.

Areas of Study

The most common majors at the school are in education and teaching.

Mercy College Selectivity

Mercy College does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. The school turned down 65% of potential students in 2007-2008.


A tenure system is one way Mercy College works to keep a high-quality staff.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, 8,628 students were enrolled in the school. Mercy College has a large minority student population. Older adults are in evidence at the school, often seeking career changing education.

Student Life

A lot of students at Mercy College attend part-time. The school student athletes compete in New York Collegiate Athletic Conference, New York Collegiate Athletic Conference, New York Collegiate Athletic Conference competitions.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Mercy College is committed to providing motivated students the opportunity to transform their lives through higher education by offering liberal arts and professional programs in personalized and high quality learning environments, thus preparing students to embark on rewarding careers, to continue learning throughout their lives and to act ethically and responsibly in a changing world."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Mercy College

Mercy College
555 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry , NY 10522
General Phone: (800) 637-2969

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Mercy College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching1,143educational supervision, school counseling, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, reading teaching, ESL instruction, education courses
Business and Management451business, business management, accounting, accounting technology, finance, banking, investments and securities, human resources, sales and marketing, ...
Liberal Arts391Spanish language, English, English literature, liberal arts and sciences, social services, sociology, history
Therapy and Counseling224psychology, physical therapist assistant, marriage and family therapy, physical therapy
Medicine126health professions
Medical Support and Technology84audiology and speech pathology, physician assistant, clinical lab tech
Nursing and Emergency Medicine73various nursing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy55occupational therapist assistant, occupational therapy
Family and Social Work50family studies, community organization, social work, social service professions
Security and Law Enforcement32criminal justice and administration
Computer Science and Engineering31computer and info science, information science, computer services management
Media26communication and journalism, radio and TV tech
Photography and Commercial Art21commercial art, cinematography
Animal Science and Care14animal science
Medical Administration12health care facilities management
Drama and Performing Arts10various performing arts

Number of programs and degrees for Mercy College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,03726
Associate's degree959
Award of less than 1 academic year44
Master's degree1,60327
Post-master's certificate164
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years13
Doctor's degree141

Mercy College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Mercy College had a total enrollment of 8,628 students (7,900 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 36%
Women 61%
Full-Time 90%
Part-Time 10%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 56%
Graduate 44%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 34%
Black 22%
Hispanic 22%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 17%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 10%
20-21 11%
22-24 17%
25-29 20%
30-34 13%
35-39 9%
40-49 12%
50-64 6%
65+ 0%

Mercy College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 60 %
Part-Time 50 %

Mercy College Room and Board (2007)

Mercy College offers campus housing for 200 of its 7,900 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Dobbs Ferry, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Mercy College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsrecommended

Mercy College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 15,470
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 15,470
Room and board $ 10,588
Books and supplies $ 1,260
Other expenses $ 2,218

Financial Aid:
Mercy College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 277200)

Mercy College Faculty

Mercy College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year4$63,7712*
Associate professorcalendar year6$80,1989$84,511
Assistant professorcalendar year10$69,32812$68,231
Instructorcalendar year1*4$76,875
All faculty totalcalendar year21$70,69327$75,342

*: 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 year21$83,15713$76,379
Associate professoracademic year13$65,14522$66,801
Assistant professoracademic year17$62,52127$63,590
Instructoracademic year4$52,2503$57,735
No academic rankacademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year55$70,27366$66,830

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

Mercy College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball New York Collegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball New York Collegiate Athletic Conference
Track New York Collegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports172744

Mercy College Degree Programs (2007)

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Investments and Securities
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other
Information Science/Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Education, Other
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Family And Social Work
Community Organization and Advocacy
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Social Work

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
English Literature (British and Commonwealth)
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Physician Assistant

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Occupational Therapy/Therapist

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Commercial and Advertising Art

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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Mercy College Highlights

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What Sets Mercy College Apart:

% of degrees in education and teaching
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Top 6%Mercy College % of degrees in education and teaching
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Mercy College Number of students
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Mercy College Number of degree programs
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Mercy College Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 12%Mercy College Female % of student body
Minority % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%Mercy College Minority % of student body
% of accepted students who choose to enroll
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%Mercy College % of accepted students who choose to enroll
% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Mercy College % students 40 years or older
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%Mercy College % of freshmen enrolled part-time

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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 Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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