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Mercyhurst College Demographics & Diversity

Erie, Pennsylvania

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Low

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%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 42% more female students than male students enrolled at Mercyhurst College with a gender ratio of 59% women to 41% 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 41%
Women 59%
Enrollment by gender for Mercyhurst College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,108
Women 1,577

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
High

Mercyhurst College serves a high number of out-of-state students with 55% of the student body residing outside of Pennsylvania or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Mercyhurst College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 45%
Out of State 51%
Foreign 4%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$58,804 per year

30% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
2,685
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.