University of Detroit Mercy

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$41,158

3.2% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$20,904

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.8%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

64.7%

4,301 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

5,113

77.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

62.2%

347 Graduates

About

University of Detroit Mercy is a higher education institution located in Wayne County, MI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Detroit Mercy were Registered Nursing (338 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (76 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (30 degrees).

In 2017, 1,472 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Detroit Mercy. 63% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (871 degrees), 4.68 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (186 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Detroit Mercy is $41,158, which is $20,425 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Detroit Mercy is $41,158, which is $20,425 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,904.

In 2017, 91% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 59% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$41,158

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Detroit Mercy was $41,158. The cost of tuition at University of Detroit Mercy is $20,425 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$20,904

2017 Value

6.6%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Detroit Mercy had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,904. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Detroit Mercy grew by 6.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,336

Room and Board

$880

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Detroit Mercy was of $9,336 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $880. The cost of room and board increased by 2.19% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

91%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

59%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

91% of undergraduate students at University of Detroit Mercy received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.11% with respect to 2016, when 90% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

3.8%

2016 Default Rate

50

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Detroit Mercy was 3.8%, which represents 50 out of the 1315 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Detroit Mercy received 4,301 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 5.31% annual decline. Out of those 4,301 applicants, 2,783 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.7% acceptance rate.

There were 5,113 students enrolled at University of Detroit Mercy in 2017, and 55% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Detroit Mercy has an overall enrollment yield of 19.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,783

Accepted Out of 4,301

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Detroit Mercy was 64.7% (2,783 admissions from 4,301 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 78.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -5.31%, while admissions declined by -21.8%.

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SAT Scores

55%

Submission Percentage

301

Scores Submitted

55% of enrolled first-time students at University of Detroit Mercy in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Detroit Mercy has a total enrollment of 5,113 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Detroit Mercy is 3,943 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,170. This means that 77.1% of students enrolled at University of Detroit Mercy are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Detroit Mercy, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.5% White, 11.7% Black or African American, 6.47% Asian, 4.01% Hispanic or Latino, 2.15% Two or More Races, 0.313% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0782% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Detroit Mercy in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (40.3%), followed by White Male (21.9%) and Black or African American Female (7.44%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (21.2%), followed by White Male (20.9%) and Asian Female (5.23%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Detroit Mercy, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,113 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Detroit Mercy is 3,943 and the part-time enrollment is 1,170. This means that 77.1% of students enrolled at University of Detroit Mercy are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%

2017 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 University of Detroit Mercy was 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), University of Detroit Mercy had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,684

  2. Black or African American

    600

  3. Asian

    331

The enrolled student population at University of Detroit Mercy is 52.5% White, 11.7% Black or African American, 6.47% Asian, 4.01% Hispanic or Latino, 2.15% Two or More Races, 0.313% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0782% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 362 students (7.08%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 384 more women than men received degrees from University of Detroit Mercy. The majority of degree recipients at University of Detroit Mercy are white (871 degrees awarded). There were 4.68 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (186 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Detroit Mercy is Registered Nursing (338 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (76 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (30 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Detroit Mercy, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (161 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (46 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (29 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Detroit Mercy are Registered nurses (1,361,696 people), Physicians (482,208 people), Postsecondary teachers (187,423 people), Pharmacists (178,788 people), and Medical & health services managers (177,566 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Detroit Mercy are Legal (161 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (46 degrees), Language & Linguistics (29 degrees), Health (689 degrees), and Biology (93 degrees).

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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 University of Detroit Mercy are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Podiatrists, and Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel

The most specialized majors at University of Detroit Mercy are Legal (161 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (46 degrees), Language & Linguistics (29 degrees), Health (689 degrees), and Biology (93 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Detroit Mercy are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,850,415 people), Elementary & secondary schools (420,400 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (414,163 people), Offices of physicians (356,472 people), and Outpatient care centers (263,375 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Detroit Mercy are Legal (161 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (46 degrees), Language & Linguistics (29 degrees), Health (689 degrees), and Biology (93 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Detroit Mercy.

Most Common

  1. 338 degrees awarded

  2. 76 degrees awarded

  3. 30 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Detroit Mercy was Registered Nursing with 338 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 544

  2. 928

In 2017, 544 degrees were awarded to men at University of Detroit Mercy, which is 0.586 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (928).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 88 degrees were awarded to men at University of Detroit Mercy in Dentistry, which is 1.63 times more than the 54 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 296 degrees were awarded to women at University of Detroit Mercy in Registered Nursing, which is 6.43 times more than the 46 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

42%

100% Completion Time

63%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 42% of students graduating from University of Detroit Mercy completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 63% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 66% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (86.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Detroit Mercy is Female and Asian (86.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.288% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    871 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    186 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    69 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Detroit Mercy is white (871 degrees awarded). There were 4.68 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (186 degrees).

1.9% of degree recipients (28 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    550 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    321 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    144 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Detroit Mercy is white female (550 degrees awarded). There were 1.71 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (321 degrees).

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Operations

University of Detroit Mercy has an endowment valued at nearly $50M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.99M (12%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, University of Detroit Mercy had a total salary expenditure of $153M. University of Detroit Mercy employs 140 Associate professors, 92 Assistant professors, and 76 Professors. Most academics at University of Detroit Mercy are Female Associate professors (81), Male Associate professors(59), and Female Assistant professors (51).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Detroit Mercy are: Office and Administrative Support, with 117 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 113 employees, and Management with 70 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$50M

2017 Endowment

15.1%

growth from 2016

University of Detroit Mercy has an endowment valued at about $50M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Detroit Mercy grew 15.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $16.9M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $6.51M - Federal

  2. $4.4M - State

  3. $110k - Local

As of 2017, University of Detroit Mercy received $6.51M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.4M from state grants and contracts, and $110k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$79.8M

2017 Salaries

4.41%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Detroit Mercy paid a median of $79.8M in salaries, which represents 52.2% of their overall expenditure ($153M) and a 4.41% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.12% growth from 2015 and a 1.02% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$30.3M

Instructional Salaries

330

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Detroit Mercy paid a total of $30.3M to 330 employees working as instructors, which represents 38% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

140 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

117 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Detroit Mercy were Associate professor with 140 employees; Assistant professor with 92 employees; and Assistant professor with 76 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Detroit Mercy were Office and Administrative Support with 117 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 113 employees; and Management with 70 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Detroit Mercy was Female Associate professor with 81 employees, Male Associate professor with 59 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 51 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of Detroit Mercy.

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