Fast Facts

A Misericordia University Profile

Founded: 1924 by the Religious Sisters of Mercy

Affiliation: Roman Catholic Church

Campus: 123-acre residential campus in suburban setting in Dallas, Pennsylvania

Total Enrollment: 3,196, 69% women, 31% men.

Full-time Enrollment: 1,958, 65% women, 35% men

Part-time Undergraduate Enrollment: 692, 76% women, 24% men.

Part-time Graduate Enrollment: 546, 76% women, 24% men.

Financial Aid: Approximately 99% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Retention Rate Fall to Fall: 87%, First Year to Sophomore 80%

Faculty: 123 full time; 87% hold Ph. D. or other terminal degree*

*This includes all academic departments except for the Health Sciences where the accepted terminal degree varies. All Health Science faculty are fully credentialed in their respective area.

Student/Faculty Ratio: 12.6:1

Average undergraduate class size is 19 students, and 17% of classes have 9 or fewer students, 49% have 19 or fewer.

Four-year graduation rate: 64%.The six-year graduation rate is 69%.

Incoming freshmen have an average SAT of 1077 and 60% of them rank in the top 25% of their high school graduating class.

Academic Emphasis: Liberal arts, professional and pre-professional studies

Academic Programs: 34 degree programs in three Academic Colleges: Arts and Sciences; Health Sciences; and Professional Studies and Social Sciences. In 2013/2014, 42 percent of graduates received degrees in the health and medical sciences. Business degrees accounted for 29 percent of the total, while 5 percent of degrees were awarded in education. Other popular degrees included psychology at 5 percent and professional/general studies at 5 percent. Social work totaled 2 percent, and all degrees in the humanities accounted for 8 percent. 4 percent of graduates earned degrees in math or the natural sciences.

Graduate Education: Misericordia offers master's degrees in nursing, education, business and organizational management. The occupational therapy and speech-language pathology programs are five-year, entry-level master's degree programs. The Physician Assistant program is a five-year (3+2) combined bachelor's/master's degree. A Doctorate in Occupational Therapy was added in 2008. The physical therapy program is a six and one half year program resulting in a bachelor's degree and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Intercollegiate Sports: Misericordia University competes in the NCAA Division III, Middle Atlantic Corporation's Freedom Conference. Women's sports include basketball, soccer, field hockey, volleyball, swimming, softball, cross-country, cheerleading, lacrosse, golf, tennis and track and field. Men's sports include football, basketball, soccer, swimming, cross-country, baseball, golf, lacrosse, tennis and track and field.

Campus Life: 41 clubs, service organizations and special interest organizations.

Special Organizations: Assistive Technology Research Institute; Diversity Institute; Ethics Institute of Northeast Pennsylvania; Institute of Gerontology (Aging Religious); Institute of Law and Religious Life; Institute of Sacred Scripture.

Special Programs: Alternative Learner's Project (ALP) for college students who learn differently; Office of Service Learning; incorporating community service into academic study; Guaranteed Placement Program, special career preparation program; Fun and Fitness Program, providing a variety of athletic and creative activities for the community at the Anderson Sports-Health Center; Cultural Events, providing a variety of programs usually at no cost to the community.

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Students walking from the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library

News List

The Geriatric Care Management program at Misericordia University is presenting the free community seminar, "Effective Estate Planning to Protect Your Quality of Life,'' on Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Catherine Evans McGowan Room of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library.
The Living Philosophy Project and the Department of Philosophy at Misericordia University will present the program, "Food for Thought," an Earth Day forum on Wednesday, April 22 from 4:30-7 p.m. in the Catherine Evans McGowan Room of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library. Refreshments will be served.
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