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Mercyhurst College Demographics & Diversity

Erie, Pennsylvania

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Mercyhurst College are mostly White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has low racial diversity. 27% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Mercyhurst College students
Race Percent of Students
White 73%
Black 6%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 11%
Race Unknown 4%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 53% more female students than male students enrolled at Mercyhurst College with a gender ratio of 61% women to 39% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Mercyhurst College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Mercyhurst College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 39%
Women 61%
Enrollment by gender for Mercyhurst College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,200
Women 1,841

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Mercyhurst College serves a low number of students outside of Pennsylvania, with 50 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Mercyhurst College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 50%
Out of State 47%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$58,804 per year

29% 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 6.5%
Part time Undergrads 3.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=213987 IPEDS survey data for Mercyhurst College.