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Statement from Misericordia University on the Closure of The College of Saint Rose

Statement from Misericordia University on the Closure of The College of Saint Rose

Official Statement from the Office of the President

Statement from Misericordia University on the Closure of The College of Saint Rose

The Misericordia University community was saddened to hear of the impending closure of The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. Saint Rose has many similarities to our institution and shares our commitment to academic excellence and a values-based educational experience. We extend our thoughts to the students, faculty, staff, and alumni affected during this extremely difficult time.

As fellow educators dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and service and as an institution of similar size and scope, we recognize the disruption such a closure causes in the academic and personal lives of students. In this spirit, Misericordia University is prepared to offer guidance and support to those seeking to continue their education. Because many of our own students come from New York, we have a genuine desire to help those at Saint Rose who have been affected by the unfortunate news. Saint Rose is within proximity, a mere three hours from our location in Dallas, Pennsylvania.

We share with Saint Rose a foundation in the Catholic tradition, commitment to quality academics, vibrant athletic programs, and a closely-knit campus community.  Although higher education is experiencing challenges nationally, as illustrated by the announced closure of Saint Rose and other institutions in the recent past, Misericordia is fortunate to be in a stable financial situation with growing enrollment.

We offer many, but not all, of the programs available at Saint Rose. We are committed to working individually with each transferring student who feels we may be a good fit for them. Our aim is to minimize credit loss, evaluate financial aid packages, and strive to match the support that students had at their former institution.

Misericordia University staff and faculty are proactively reviewing specific courses and programs at Saint Rose to help facilitate transfers and prioritize Saint Rose students who inquire.

On a personal note, from President Daniel Myers, as someone with deep roots in the upstate region and personal connections to Saint Rose, the impact of this closure is profoundly felt. The legacy of Saint Rose has affected him within his own circle and reinforces Misericordia’s commitment to providing compassionate assistance.

For more information about Misericordia University admissions, please visit, For direct transfer assistance, please get in touch with Patti Ross at or by phone at 570-674-8183. Our transfer page is