Misericordia University placed 219th out of 443 National Universities and is part of a tie among multiple institutions including Hampton University (VA), Illinois State University (IL), Keiser University (FL), Nova Southeastern University (FL), Russell Sage College (NY), Sacred Heart University (CT), Seattle Pacific University (WA), Texas Tech University (TX), University of Colorado Denver (CO), University of Lynchburg (VA), University of Maine (ME), University of North Carolina Charlotte (NC) and Weidner University (PA).
U.S. News & World Report uses a set of widely known indicators to measure the performance of colleges and universities. Misericordia routinely matches or exceeds when compared to other higher-ranked schools. Key data elements evaluated where Misericordia University scores well include first-year retention rate (82%) and classes
with fewer than 20 students (55%). Smaller, regional universities often lack the national name recognition needed as part of the US News calculation for “Expert Opinion” in order to rank higher in the National Universities category. Expert Opinion accounts for 20 percent of the overall score. In a related US News ranking, Misericordia earned a very notable 59th place nationally as a Best Value School, where the publication ranks the academic quality of the institution against the net cost of attendance.
Founded in 1924 by the Sisters of Mercy, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s oldest four-year institution. The university offers dozes of academic programs on the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels in both full- and part-time formats from the College of Health Science and Education, The College of Business, and the College of Arts and Sciences. For more information about Misericordia University, please call 570-674-6400 or visit www.misericordia.edu.