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: 2,544, 69% women, 31% men.

Full-time Enrollment: 1,832, 66% women, 34% men

Part-time Undergraduate Enrollment: 380, 80% women, 20% men.

Part-time Graduate Enrollment: 332, 71% women, 29% men.

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

Retention Rate Fall to Fall: 89%, First Year to Sophomore 82%

Faculty: 144 full time; 83% hold Ph. D. or other terminal degree

Student/Faculty Ratio: 10.4:1

Average undergraduate class size is 19 students, and 18% of classes have 9 or fewer students, 46% have 19 or fewer.

Four-year graduation rate: 65%.The six-year graduation rate is 69%.

Incoming freshmen have an average SAT of 1140 and 49% of them rank in the top 25% of their high school graduating class.

Academic Emphasis: Liberal arts, professional and pre-professional studies.
Academic Programs: 37 degree programs in three Academic Colleges: Arts and Sciences; Health Sciences & Education; and Business. In 2018/2019, 475 bachelor's degrees, 154 master's degree and 67 doctor's degrees were awarded.
Graduate Education: Misericordia offers master's degrees in nursing, education, healthcare analytics, Physician Assistant Studiesbusiness and organizational management. The occupational therapy and speech-language pathology programs are five-year, entry-level master's degree programs. The Doctorate in Occupational Therapy is designed to be completed part-time over a two year tri-semester period. 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 Conference / MAC Freedom. 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; Ethics Institute of Northeast Pennsylvania; Institute of Gerontology (Aging Religious); Institute of Law and Religious Life; Institute of Sacred Scripture, and The Center for Humanity Dignity in Bioethics, Health, and the Holocaust.

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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.

Click here to download the 2018-2019 Factbook (pdf)

Click here to view our list of accreditations.

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Misericordia University hosted an interactive virtual faculty panel on Thursday April 30 to discuss COVID-19 and the wide-ranging impact this virus is having on our society.
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