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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News List

The National Stuttering Association (NSA): Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter at Misericordia University is holding its 2nd annual 5K run/walk, "Don't Tell Me to Slow Down,'' on Sunday, April 19 in support of the National Stuttering Association and the nationally recognized student-run stuttering support group on campus. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. This year's event also features a virtual run component so registrants who cannot make it to campus can participate in their own hometown. The "Don't Tell Me to Slow Down'' 5K run/walk is organized by the NSA: Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter at Misericordia University. For additional information about the fundraiser, please log on to the event's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/785095464917484/.
The Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Misericordia University will offer a comprehensive workshop on how to facilitate collaboration among professionals working with individuals with autism on Friday, March 13. The program, "Autism: Solutions for Successful Collaboration," is designed for professionals and parents of children with autism. It will feature experts in the areas of occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, psychology, social work and behavior. They will offer practical solutions to promote professional collaboration among the various health care disciplines utilized in the care of a person with autism, and also discuss how to actively involve families in the collaboration process.
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