Student Data Statistics | Mercy College

Student Data Statistics

The dropdowns below provide recent information regarding student characteristics, retention, and College and program outcomes.

Fall 2016 data as reported to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Total Enrollment 1,351
Transfer-in enrollment 346
   
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 7 to 1
   
Undergraduate Student Characteristics  
Percent of undergraduates who are female 86%
Percent of undergraduates who are full-time 37%
   
Percent of Undergraduates by Race/Ethnicity  
American Indian or Alaska Native  0%
Asian 1%
Black or African American 10%
Hispanic/Latino 4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
White 78%
Two or More Races 5%
Race and ethnicity unknown 2%
Nonresident alien 0%
   
Percent of Undergraduate Students by Age  
24 and under 51%
25 and over 49%
Age unknown 0%

 

Current Fall Enrollment, including program enrollment, can be found on the Fast Facts page.
Students who have the potential to return are those who attend a semester and do not graduate before the same semester the following year. The Retention Rate compares (a) the number of students who return the following year to (b) the number of potential returning students.
Mercy College Retention Rates
Fall 2014 to Fall 2015 76%
Spring 2015 to Spring 2016 79%
Fall 2015 to Fall 2016 75%
Spring 2016 to Spring 2017 82%
Fall 2016 to Fall 2017 79%

 

Retention Rates by Gender, by Race/Ethnicity, and by Program can be found in the Fall Reporting Data.

Outcome Measures (Graduation rates) for students entering 2008 as reported to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Outcome Measures for students entering 2009 will be reported in Spring 2018. IPEDS collects data 8 years from when a student enters the College. Three part-time students entering in Fall 2008 took 8 years to obtain their degree. Other students took far less time. Certificate students generally complete the program in 1 year. 
 
Fall 2008 entering students were classified into the categories shown below.
Student Description Number and percentage who completed in 6 or fewer years
Full-time, First-time 38 of 63 students, 60% 
Part-time, First-time 1 of 5 students, 20%
Full-time, Transfer-in 100 of 132 students, 76%
Part-time, Transfer-in 100 of 157 students, 67%

 

Overall results for all students entering Mercy College in Fall 2008
Number of students who entered Mercy College in Fall 2008 357
Number who earned a degree or certificate in 6 or fewer years 239
Percentage who earned a degree or certificate in 6 or fewer years 67%
Number who earned a degree or certificate in 8 or fewer years       242
Percentage who earned a degree or certificate in 8 or fewer years 68%
Number of students who enrolled elsewhere without completing a Mercy degree or certificate 82
Percentage of students who earned a degree or certificate from Mercy College or who enrolled elsewhere without a Mercy degree or certificate 91%
 
The next tab has Program Outcomes which provide Graduation Rates for individual programs. The Program Outcomes report graduation rates within 150% of the expected time to complete the program, or within 2 to 3 years for many programs.            
All Program Outcomes include:
  • Year-to-year Retention Rates for students admitted to the program.
  • Program Graduation Rates are counted from the time the student is admitted to the program. Time to completion is longer for students admitted to the College one or more semesters before admission to the program.
Program Outcomes also include certification/licensure/registry exam pass rates where applicable.
 
Graduate Degree
  • Nursing – Master of Science This program began Fall 2017 and does not yet have Program Outcome data.
Bachelor's Degrees
Associate Degrees
Certificate Programs - Gainful Employment Reports