Mercy College is dedicated to making high-quality education attainable, offering more than
90 undergraduate and graduate programmes within its five schools: Business, Education, Health and
Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts, and Social and Behavioural Sciences. This New York metropolitan
area college has over 11,000 students in four campus locations.
Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1950, Mercy College became a four-year college offering programmes leading to the baccalaureate degree in 1961. The College was accredited by the Middle States Association Commission on Higher Education in 1968. In the next half-decade, Mercy College boldly set a course for its future with a series of actions including declaring itself independent, non-sectarian and co-educational. In addition, it doubled the size of the existing physical plant and initiated the first of many community outreach efforts.
Mercy College’s innovative spirit soared in the 1970s when it broadened its outreach through the establishment of extension centres and branch campuses throughout communities in Westchester County and New York City. This expansion enhanced the College’s reach to the traditional college market and positioned the College on the leading edge of higher education for those who were the first generation in their families to seek college degrees and the adult student market.
Always seeking ways to expand academic and career opportunities for its students, Mercy College was authorised to offer its first graduate programme (in Nursing) in 1981. Since then, 30 diverse graduate programmes have been introduced, and in 2006, the College was granted authorisation to offer its first doctoral programme (in Physical Therapy). Mercy College has become one of the regional leaders in the preparation of health care professions as well as a leading provider of teacher education preparation for the New York City schools and the surrounding communities.
The College expanded its offerings to include online programmes in the late 1980s and was soon granted the ability to offer entire degree programmes online. Thousands of Mercy College students take one or all of their courses online through the more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programmes offered.
At the heart of Mercy College is its dedication to the motivated student. The College’s commitment to quality, student support and affordability – as well as innovation – remains as strong today as ever
Dobbs Ferry, Bronx, Manhattan, Yorktown Heights and online
Timothy L. Hall
Private, non sectarian, coeducational college
School of Business; School of Education; School of Health and Natural Sciences; School of Liberal Arts; School of Social and Behavioural Sciences; Mercy Online.
194 full-time professors, with a significant majority holding the highest degree in their respective fields. The faculty includes Fulbright Scholars, published and national best-selling authors.
Full-time undergraduate enrolment is 5,547. Total enrolment, including part-time undergraduate and graduate, is approximately 11,650. The student population is approximately 27% male and 73% female.
Our total student body has students from 34 states and 21 countries.
Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees offered in more than 90 programme options, including 40 programmes online. A Doctor of Physical Therapy is offered as well as a number of certificates.
89% of all undergraduate classes have fewer than 30 students and 45% have fewer than 20 students.
More than 53,000 alumni
Ten men’s and women’s teams compete in NCAA Division II sports.
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