Graduate Program Overview

Mercyhurst University is a four-years, private (not-for-profit) school located in Erie, Pennsylvania. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $17,043. It offers forty (40) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameMercyhurst University
TypeFour-years, Private (not-for-profit)
Address501 E 38th St, Erie, PA
Graduate School Students420 students
231 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)$17,043
Student to Faculty15:1 (6.67%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 40 Graduate Programs
13 Master's, 1 Doctorate, 26 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at Mercyhurst University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. The tuition & fees is $17,043 for all students.The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $919.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$919
Books & Supplies$1,200
Room & Board$13,750 (On-Campus) / $10,534 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,061 (On-Campus) / $2,061 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$34,054
Off-Campus Total$30,838
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)
Tuition & Fees$23,995$24,990$16,030$16,565$17,043

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

Mercyhurst University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 40 major areas - 13 Master's (2 online programs), 1 Doctorate , 26 Post-Bachelor'(1 online programs). The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Computer and Information Sciences
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Social Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 2,790 students enrolled in Mercyhurst University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 420 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 170 male and 250 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 290 full-time and 130 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 231 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students170
Women Students250
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students290
Part-time Students130
By race/ethnicity 339 White, 15 Black, and 7 Asian students are attending at Mercyhurst University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
11 students are younger than 22 and 64 students are older than 65. The school has 262 students aged between 22 and 30 and 81 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under11
40 & Over64
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Mercyhurst University, 231 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 0 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment420
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses231
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses0
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses189
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses231
Pennsylvania Resident129
Other State In U.S.89
Outside of U.S.12

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