University of Detroit Mercy

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,058
3% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$18,197
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.852%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
90.5%
5,163 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
5,360
71.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
72.9%
380 Graduates

About

University of Detroit Mercy is a higher education institution located in Wayne County, MI. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of Detroit Mercy were Registered Nursing (216 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (121 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (50 degrees).

In 2022, 1,590 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Detroit Mercy. 60.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (872 degrees), 5.52 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (158 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Detroit Mercy is $31,058, which is $7,062 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Detroit Mercy is $31,058, which is $7,062 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,197.

In 2022, 78% of undergraduate students attending University of Detroit Mercy received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 36% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$31,058
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Detroit Mercy was $31,058. The cost of tuition at University of Detroit Mercy is $7,062 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$18,197
2022 Value
1.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Detroit Mercy had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,197. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Detroit Mercy grew by 1.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,520
Room and Board
$1,262
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Detroit Mercy was of $10,520 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.921% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,262. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.478% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

78%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
36%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

78% of undergraduate students at University of Detroit Mercy received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 10.3% with respect to 2021, when 87% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0.852%
2019 Default Rate
9
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Detroit Mercy was 0.852%, which represents 9 out of the 1056 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Detroit Mercy received 5,163 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 16.4% annual growth. Out of those 5,163 applicants, 4,674 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 90.5% acceptance rate.

There were 5,360 students enrolled at University of Detroit Mercy in 2022. 63% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Detroit Mercy has an overall enrollment yield of 10.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

90.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
4,674
Accepted Out of 5,163

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Detroit Mercy was 90.5% (4,674 admissions from 5,163 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 93.2%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 16.4%, while admissions grew by 13%..

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SAT Scores

63%
Submission Percentage (2022)
322
Scores Submitted (2022)

63% of enrolled first-time students at University of Detroit Mercy in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Detroit Mercy had a total enrollment of 5,360 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Detroit Mercy is 3,825 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,535. This means that 71.4% 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 45.8% White, 10.6% Black or African American, 7.43% Asian, 6.14% Hispanic or Latino, 1.44% Two or More Races, 0.299% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0373% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Detroit Mercy in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.3%), followed by White Male (20.2%) and Black or African American Female (7.27%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (27.9%), followed by White Male (18.8%) and Black or African American Female (5.96%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Detroit Mercy in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,360 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Detroit Mercy is 3,825 and the part-time enrollment is 1,535. This means that 71.4% of students enrolled at University of Detroit Mercy are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
2022 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 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), 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 (2022)
  1. White
    2,456 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    569 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    398 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Detroit Mercy is 45.8% White, 10.6% Black or African American, 7.43% Asian, 6.14% Hispanic or Latino, 1.44% Two or More Races, 0.299% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0373% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 348 students (6.49%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 330 more women than men received degrees from University of Detroit Mercy. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Detroit Mercy is white (872 degrees awarded). There were 5.52 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (158 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Detroit Mercy is Registered Nursing (216 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (121 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (50 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (180 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (35 degrees), and Engineering (159 degrees).

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 (1,482,376 people), Physicians (531,627 people), Software developers (461,991 people), Other managers (461,794 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (350,890 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Detroit Mercy in 2022 are Legal (180 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (35 degrees), Engineering (159 degrees), Biology (124 degrees), and Health (625 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Podiatrists, Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of Detroit Mercy are Legal (180 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (35 degrees), Engineering (159 degrees), Biology (124 degrees), and Health (625 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2,004,701 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (577,991 people), Computer Systems Design (525,843 people), Elementary & secondary schools (503,976 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (453,770 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Detroit Mercy are Legal (180 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (35 degrees), Engineering (159 degrees), Biology (124 degrees), and Health (625 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 216 degrees awarded
  2. 121 degrees awarded
  3. 50 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Detroit Mercy was Registered Nursing with 216 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

630
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
960
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 630 degrees were awarded to men at University of Detroit Mercy, which is 0.656 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (960).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 82 degrees were awarded to men at University of Detroit Mercy in Law, which is 0.882 times less than the 93 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 204 degrees were awarded to men at University of Detroit Mercy in Registered Nursing, which is 6.8 times more than the 30 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

59%
100% Completion Time
73%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 59% 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, 73% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 73% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Detroit Mercy is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 5.26% of graduates (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    872 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    158 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    117 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Detroit Mercy is white (872 degrees awarded). There were 5.52 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (158 degrees).

4.65% of degree recipients (74 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    547 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    325 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    107 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Detroit Mercy is white female (547 degrees awarded). There were 1.68 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (325 degrees).

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Operations

University of Detroit Mercy has an endowment valued at nearly $83.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−17.4%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, University of Detroit Mercy had a total salary expenditure of 163M. University of Detroit Mercy employs 116 Assistant professors, 110 Associate professors and 69 Professors. Most academics at University of Detroit Mercy are Female Assistant professor (77), Female Associate professor (59), and Male Associate professor (51).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Detroit Mercy are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 112 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 105 employees, and Management with 68 employees.

Endowment

$83.3M
2022 Endowment
11.4%
decline from 2021

University of Detroit Mercy has an endowment valued at about $83.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Detroit Mercy declined 11.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $36.7M 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. $16.1M - Federal
  2. $3.52M - State
  3. $68.5k - Local

As of 2022, University of Detroit Mercy received $16.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.52M from state grants and contracts, and $68.5k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$82M
2022 Salaries
3.52%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Detroit Mercy paid a median of $82M in salaries, which represents 50.3% of their overall expenditure ($163M) and a 3.52% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$30.9M
Instructional Salaries
326
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Detroit Mercy paid a total of $30.9M to 326 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
116 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
112 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Detroit Mercy were Assistant professor with 116 employees, Associate professor with 110 employees, and Professor with 69 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Detroit Mercy were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 112 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 105 employees, and Management with 68 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Detroit Mercy was Female Assistant professor with 77 employees, Female Associate professor with 59 employees, and Male Associate professor with 51 employees.

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