Graduation Rates in Reasonable Completion Time

For the academic year 2021-2022, 436 students out of 617 candidates have completed their courses within 150% normal time (i.e. in 6 years for 4-years BS degree) at Mercyhurst University. By gender, 169 male and 267 female students graduated the school last year completing their jobs in the period. Its graduation rate is much higher than the average rate when comparing similar colleges (55.35% in average - private (not-for-profit) Master's College and University (medium programs)).
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total61743670.66%
Men25616966.02%
Women36126773.96%
Mercyhurst University graduate rate

Graduation Rate By Race/Ethnicity

The graduation rate of American Indian or Alaska Native students is 57.14%, rate of Asian students is 81.82%, rate of Black (Non-Hispanic) students is 51.28%, rate of Hispanic students is 54.17%, rate of White students is 72.41%, rate of Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander students is 100.00%, and rate of Unknown students is 37.50% at Mercyhurst University.
TotalMaleFemale
American Indian or Alaska Native57.14%(4/7) 60.00%(3/5) 50.00%(1/2)
Asian81.82%(9/11) 50.00%(1/2) 88.89%(8/9)
Black (Non-Hispanic)51.28%(20/39) 41.67%(10/24) 66.67%(10/15)
Hispanic54.17%(13/24) 50.00%(4/8) 56.25%(9/16)
White72.41%(328/453) 68.36%(121/177) 75.00%(207/276)
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander100.00%(3/3) 100.00%(1/1) 100.00%(2/2)
Unknown37.50%(3/8) 50.00%(1/2) 33.33%(2/6)
Graduation Rate By Race/Ethnicity
Mercyhurst University graduate rate by race

Graduation Rate By Completion Time Period

For BS degrees, 391 students completed their courses in 4 years (or 100% normal time) and 31 finished in 5 years (or 125% normal time). An additional 405 students graduated within 6 years (or 150% normal time).
Graduation Rate By Completion Time Period

Transfer-out and Retention Rates

The transfer-out rate is calculated by dividing the total number of students who are known to have transferred out of other institutions within 150% of normal time to completion into the total number of students, At Mercyhurst University, the transfer-out rate is 21.56%. Its transfer-out rate is around the average rate when comparing similar colleges (22.23% in average - private (not-for-profit) Master's College and University (medium programs)).
Transfer-out and Retention Rates
By definition, the retention rate is the percentage of students who return to a college for their sophomore year. At Mercyhurst University, the retention rate is 80% last year. Its retention rate is relatively higher than the average rate when comparing similar colleges (74.63% in average - private (not-for-profit) Master's College and University (medium programs)).
Retention Rates at Mercyhurst University

Non-Resident Alien Graduation Rate

A non-resident alien student is not a US citizen/green card holder and studies with a student visa, such as an F visa, in the United States. At Mercyhurst University, 56 of 72 non-resident alien students completed their studies and the graduation rate was 77.78%.
Non-Resident Alien Graduation Rate

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