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Mercy College has emerged as a leader in higher education. Mercy consistently ranks as a top school—in the nation and New York State—for affordability, online excellence, and the quality of student and academic programs. The College is nationally recognized for providing innovative programs that help students achieve success. Meet the students of Mercy and learn what makes Mercy different.


Barron's LogoMercy named a “Competitive” college by Barron’s Profile
of American Colleges

This impressive distinction was released in the 2015 edition of Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges, which is considered by many to be the leading directory for college-bound students, parents and high school guidance counselors.


U.S. News top college for online educationUS News and World Report Ranking Logo
Mercy is consistently ranked as a leader in online education. In 2014, U.S. News ranked Mercy as a Best Online Bachelor’s Program, Best Online Graduate Education Program and, for the second year in a row, one of the top-100 Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs.



Best lifetime return on investmentAffordable Colleges Logo, a top resource for college affordability and financial aid information, ranked Mercy College in the top 15 percent of New York colleges and universities with the greatest lifetime return on investment. The rankings were compiled using authoritative data from the National Center for Education Statistics, IPEDS, Carnegie Classification and



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"Peterson’s Honors Programs and Colleges Guide" named Mercy's honors program a Smart Choice program. Mercy’s prestigious honors program for high-achieving students, founded in 1971, is one of the longest running honors programs in New York State.


A game-changer for student successNACE
Mercy's mentoring program, PACT, is featured as a "Best Practice" for retention and career services with the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). PACT pairs each student with a professionally trained mentor to work with from enrollment to graduation. PACT helps students make the most of their college experience. In 2010, the American Council of Education shared PACT with the White House as a select example of innovation in higher education.


Nationally recognized innovationACE
The American Council on Education selected Mercy as 1 of 9 colleges and universities from around the country for its Change &Innovation Lab to help increase the number of first-generation and non-traditional students who gain a college degree. 





Top 100 institution for minority studentsDiverse Top 100 Logo
Mercy is one of the top colleges in the nation to produce minority baccalaureate and graduate degrees. The annual "Top 100 Degree Producers" ranking was released by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine. 





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Mercy is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic Serving Institution, which is defined as having an enrollment of full-time undergraduates that is at least 25 percent Hispanic students. Only 10 percent of colleges and universities meet this designation. Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education named Mercy a top-100 school for undergraduate and graduate students. 




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Mercy is consistently recognized as one of the top schools for veterans and their families by G.I. Jobs magazine and Military Advanced Education’s Guide to Colleges and Universities. Since 2007, Mercy has served more than 1,000,000 military students and their families.




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The White House has distinguished Mercy as a national leader in community service and named Mercy to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Mercy is committed to developing engaged citizens and instilling the values contained in the Mercy College seal, “Inserviendo Consumere” (consumed in service).