Mercy College is a New York metropolitan area college of nearly 10,000 students from all walks of life studying at 5 campuses and a robust online campus. The main campus is in Dobbs Ferry, and branch campuses are in the Bronx, Manhattan, White Plains and Yorktown. In addition, Mercy operates access centers in several neighborhoods in Westchester County and New York City. The College was established in 1950 by the Sisters of Mercy to give the opportunity for higher education to young women who wouldn't otherwise have access to the advantages of a college education. In 1969, it became co-ed and nonsectarian, boldly reaching out to its surrounding communities. Our mission, to make available the transformational power of a postsecondary education to people who would not otherwise have the opportunity, has remained strong through all the growth and change of the last 55 years.
Come and visit any one of our five campuses; talk to students and faculty, and find out for yourself how Mercy College is changing the face of higher education with its commitment to both access and excellence. Mercy College has campuses at the following locations:
Today we offer a quality liberal arts undergraduate education as well as master's degree programs in several professional areas: health professions, business, counseling/psychology, and teacher training, to students during the day, evenings, weekends, and online, so that they can fit our rigorous education into their lives. We offer tremendous financial support, so that the cost of college is not a barrier to success; and we offer learning support, access to robust technology and counseling, academic, career and personal, to help our students achieve the level of success they dream about. Our student body is primarily commuter students, whose overriding similarity is that they pursue their dream of higher education while continuing to work and support families. They are overwhelmingly the first in their families to achieve a college education, and they are African American, Asian, Caucasian, Latino, ranging in age from 18 to 80, with the average age of undergraduates being 27. Balancing their responsibilities and education, it takes most of them more than the traditional four years to complete their baccalaureate, and when they finish they take their place in industry, banking, the social services, health professions and teaching. Many continue on to graduate school - Mercy's own and schools such as University of Michigan, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NYU, and Fordham.
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Location: White Plains