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Mercy Demographics & Diversity

Dobbs Ferry, New York

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Mercy are predominantly Hispanic with a sizeable White population. The school has very high racial diversity. 73% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Mercy College has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

Racial demographics of Mercy College students
Race Percent of Students
White 27%
Black 23%
Hispanic 35%
Asian 4%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 1%
Race Unknown 7%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 155% more female students than male students enrolled at Mercy College with a gender ratio of 72% women to 28% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Mercy has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Mercy College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 28%
Women 72%
Enrollment by gender for Mercy College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,425
Women 6,190

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Mercy serves a very low number of students outside of New York, with 88 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Mercy College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 88%
Out of State 9%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$57,656 per year

74% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 28.4%
Part time Undergrads 18.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=193016 IPEDS survey data for Mercy College.