University Of Detroit Mercy

University Of Detroit Mercy

University of Detroit Mercy is a co-educational Roman Catholic university located in Detroit, Michigan. It was officially established in 1990, but has roots dating back to 1877, when the Society of Jesus founded Detroit College. Detroit College later expanded and was renamed the University of Detroit. In 1941, the Sisters of Mercy founded the Mercy College of Detroit. In 1990, University of Detroit consolidated with the Mercy College of Detroit, forming the University of Detroit Mercy. The University now grants admission to over 5,000 students every year.

The schools and colleges under the University of Detroit Mercy include:

  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Engineering and Science
  • College of Health Professions/McAuley School of Nursing
  • College of Liberal Arts and Education
  • School of Architecture
  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Law

The university's sports teams are called the Titans. The official mascot of the University is Tommy Titan. Men's teams from UDM participate in basketball, cross country, fencing, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and track & field. Women's teams take part in basketball, cross country, fencing, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis and track & field.

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University of Detroit Mercy
4001 W McNichols Rd
Detroit , MI 48221-3038
General Phone: (313) 993-1000

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University of Detroit Mercy Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine263registered nursing, nursing administration, nurse anesthetist, nurse practitioner
Law238pre-law, law, legal assistant, legal professions
Business and Management123business management, business administration, accounting
Medicine105dentistry, dental clinical sciences, advanced general dentistry, endodontology, orthodontology, periodontics
Medical Support and Technology94dental hygienist, physician assistant
Liberal Arts89African-American studies, women's studies, Japanese language, Korean language, French language, Italian language, Portuguese language, Spanish language, Arabic languages, ...
Engineering86civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, various engineering courses
Computer Science and Engineering82computer and info science, computer science, computer security
Education and Teaching80education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed, education of emotionally disturbed, education of learning disabled, special education, school counseling, elementary school teaching, ...
Science56biology, biochemistry, chemistry
Therapy and Counseling53psychology, clinical psychology, child psychology, organizational psychology, school psychology, substance abuse counseling
Security and Law Enforcement40criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and safety, security and protective services
Architecture and Planning39architecture
Medical Administration37health care administration, health and medical administrative, health services administration
Media19communication studies, digital communications
Family and Social Work16human services, social work, social service professions
Religion and Philosophy8philosophy, religion, Christian studies
Drama and Performing Arts3drama

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree60250
Master's degree45443
Award of less than 1 academic year2312
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship95
Doctor's degree - professional practice3032
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years12
Associate's degree02
Post-master's certificate176
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years261
Postbaccalaureate certificate33

University of Detroit Mercy Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Detroit Mercy had a total enrollment of 5,723 students (5,315 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 38%
Women 62%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 57%
Graduate 43%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 51%
Black 22%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 11%
(Foreign Students) 10%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 16%
20-21 13%
22-24 20%
25-29 18%
30-34 9%
35-39 7%
40-49 9%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)2%

University of Detroit Mercy Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 78 %
Part-Time 25 %

University of Detroit Mercy Room and Board (2007)

University of Detroit Mercy offers campus housing for 966 of its 5,315 (full-time) students.

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

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

University of Detroit Mercy Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450580
SAT Math470580
ACT Verbal2026
ACT Math1926
ACT Composite2126

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT7%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT92%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of Detroit Mercy Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 27,310
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 27,310
Room and board $ 8,250
Room charge $ 4,830
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,420
Books and supplies $ 1,468
Other expenses $ 4,218

Financial Aid:
University of Detroit Mercy participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 232300)

University of Detroit Mercy Faculty

University of Detroit Mercy has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2034
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2332

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year7$98,8182*
Associate professorcalendar year17$91,25515$74,107
Assistant professorcalendar year11$76,89811$71,932
Instructorcalendar year0*4$54,127
All faculty totalcalendar year35$88,25632$72,015

*: 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 year40$94,63015$89,599
Associate professoracademic year36$76,18239$67,408
Assistant professoracademic year23$57,96542$59,019
Instructoracademic year3$60,06711$54,218
All faculty totalacademic year102$78,835107$65,870

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

University of Detroit Mercy Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Horizon League
Track Horizon League

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports245175

University of Detroit Mercy Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Systems Security

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education/Teaching Individuals - Specific Learning Disabilities
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Special Education and Teaching, Other
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Waldorf/Steiner Teacher Education

Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, Other
Manufacturing Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Social Work

Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Professions and Studies, Other
Pre-Law Studies

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Arabic Language and Literature
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
French Language and Literature
History, General
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Korean Language and Literature
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Portuguese Language and Literature
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

Medical Administration
Health Services Administration
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Physician Assistant

Advanced General Dentistry (Cert, MS, PhD)
Dental Clinical Sciences, General (MS, PhD)
Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
Endodontics/Endodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Orthodontics/Orthodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Periodontics/Periodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Anesthetist
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Religion And Philosophy
Christian Studies
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Security and Protective Services, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Developmental and Child Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Psychology, General
School Psychology
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
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checked Career counseling
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checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
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