Misericordia University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$34,952
2.5% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$27,033
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.31%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
88.7%
2,196 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,242
72.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
74.9%
317 Graduates

About

Misericordia University is a higher education institution located in Luzerne County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Misericordia University were Registered Nursing (100 degrees awarded), General Health Services (97 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (48 degrees).

In 2022, 712 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Misericordia University. 73.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 26.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (556 degrees), 27.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (20 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Misericordia University is $34,952, which is $10,956 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Misericordia University is $34,952, which is $10,956 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,033.

In 2022, 70% of undergraduate students attending Misericordia University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 74% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$34,952
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Misericordia University was $34,952. The cost of tuition at Misericordia University is $10,956 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$27,033
2022 Value
13.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Misericordia University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,033. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Misericordia University grew by 13.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,116
Room and Board
$1,250
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Misericordia University was of $12,116 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4.46% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,250. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

70%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
74%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

70% of undergraduate students at Misericordia University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 20.5% with respect to 2021, when 88% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.31%
2019 Default Rate
9
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Misericordia University was 1.31%, which represents 9 out of the 686 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Misericordia University received 2,196 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 0.549% annual growth. Out of those 2,196 applicants, 1,948 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 88.7% acceptance rate.

There were 2,242 students enrolled at Misericordia University in 2022.

Misericordia University has an overall enrollment yield of 18.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

88.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,948
Accepted Out of 2,196

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Misericordia University was 88.7% (1,948 admissions from 2,196 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 89.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 0.549%, while admissions grew by 0.103%..

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Enrollment

Misericordia University had a total enrollment of 2,242 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Misericordia University is 1,617 students and the part-time enrollment is 625. This means that 72.1% of students enrolled at Misericordia University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Misericordia University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 80.5% White, 4.01% Hispanic or Latino, 3.21% Black or African American, 2.59% Two or More Races, 1.43% Asian, 0.0892% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0892% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Misericordia University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (56%), followed by White Male (28.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (65.1%), followed by White Male (23.7%) and Two or More Races Female (2.59%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

72.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Misericordia University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,242 students. The full-time enrollment at Misericordia University is 1,617 and the part-time enrollment is 625. This means that 72.1% of students enrolled at Misericordia University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Misericordia University was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Misericordia University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,804 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    90 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    72 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Misericordia University is 80.5% White, 4.01% Hispanic or Latino, 3.21% Black or African American, 2.59% Two or More Races, 1.43% Asian, 0.0892% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0892% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 179 students (7.98%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 340 more women than men received degrees from Misericordia University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Misericordia University is white (556 degrees awarded). There were 27.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (20 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Misericordia University is Registered Nursing (100 degrees awarded), followed by General Health Services (97 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (48 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Misericordia University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (477 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (10 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Misericordia University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,750,378 people), Registered nurses (1,529,684 people), Accountants & auditors (1,065,629 people), Other managers (817,156 people), and Secondary school teachers (534,342 people).

The most specialized majors at Misericordia University in 2022 are Health (477 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (10 degrees), Business (100 degrees), and Education (36 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Misericordia University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Misericordia University are Health (477 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (10 degrees), Business (100 degrees), and Education (36 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Misericordia University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,330,783 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,926,238 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (685,747 people), Computer Systems Design (567,747 people), and Banking & related activities (513,072 people).

The most specialized majors at Misericordia University are Health (477 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (10 degrees), Business (100 degrees), and Education (36 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Misericordia University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 100 degrees awarded
  2. 97 degrees awarded
  3. 48 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Misericordia University was Registered Nursing with 100 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

186
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
526
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 186 degrees were awarded to men at Misericordia University, which is 0.354 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (526).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 57 degrees were awarded to men at Misericordia University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.9 times more than the 30 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 83 degrees were awarded to men at Misericordia University in General Health Services, which is 5.93 times more than the 14 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

67%
100% Completion Time
74%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 67% of students graduating from Misericordia University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 74% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 74% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Misericordia University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    556 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    20 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Misericordia University is white (556 degrees awarded). There were 27.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (20 degrees).

12.8% of degree recipients (91 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    414 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    142 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Misericordia University is white female (414 degrees awarded). There were 2.92 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (142 degrees).

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Operations

Misericordia University has an endowment valued at nearly $61.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−12.2%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Misericordia University had a total salary expenditure of 61.7M. Misericordia University employs 61 Assistant professors, 33 Associate professors and 24 Professors. Most academics at Misericordia University are Female Assistant professor (46), Female Associate professor (17), and Male Associate professor (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Misericordia University are: Service, with 45 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 43 employees, and Management with 38 employees.

Endowment

$61.7M
2022 Endowment
10.7%
decline from 2021

Misericordia University has an endowment valued at about $61.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Misericordia University declined 10.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $15.1M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$25.9M
2022 Salaries
4.82%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Misericordia University paid a median of $25.9M in salaries, which represents 42.1% of their overall expenditure ($61.7M) and a 4.82% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10M
Instructional Salaries
119
Number of Employees

In 2022, Misericordia University paid a total of $10M to 119 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
61 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
45 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Misericordia University were Assistant professor with 61 employees, Associate professor with 33 employees, and Professor with 24 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Misericordia University were Service with 45 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 43 employees, and Management with 38 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Misericordia University was Female Assistant professor with 46 employees, Female Associate professor with 17 employees, and Male Associate professor with 16 employees.

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