Mercyhurst University

Mercyhurst University

Erie, PA 165460002
Tax ID25-0965430

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Mercyhurst University is a fully accredited, four-year, Catholic comprehensive institution founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1926. The Erie (Pa.) campus offers sixty-seven (67) undergraduate majors with sixty (60) minors and sixty-one (61) concentrations, as well as unique adult programs and eleven (11) graduate programs. In addition, the institution maintains one- and two-year programs at Mercyhurst North East (North East, Pa.) and two satellite campuses- Mercyhurst Corry (Corry, Pa.) and Mercyhurst at Booker T Washington (Erie).


At the fall census date during the 2018-19 academic year there were 3345 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, and associate degree programs at the main campus in Erie (2726) and at North East and other satellites (619). The student population was comprised of 2753 full-time and 288 part-time undergraduate students along with 182 full-time and 122 part-time graduate students. There were 184 full-time and 87 part-time faculty. During the academic year, 901 total degrees were conferred in the following categories; Baccalaureate 526, Associate 166, Masters 147, Post-baccalaureate 1, UG certificate 46 and Grad certificates 15. The University offered 11 graduate programs, 67 undergraduate majors with 60 minors and 61 concentrations on the Main campus, 21 associate degree programs on the North East campus and 4 associate degree programs at the University's two educational learning centers. Additionally, there were 6 undergraduate certificate programs, 9 advanced certificate programs and 12 graduate certificate programs

Interesting data from their 2020 990 filing

The purpose of the non-profit is stated in the filing as “Consistent with its catholic identity and mercy heritage, mercyhurst university educates men and women in a culture where faith and reason flourish together, where the beauty and power of the liberal arts combine with an appreciation for the dignity of work and a commitment to serving others. confident in the strength of its student-faculty bonds, the university community is inspired by the image of students whose choices, in life and work, will enable them to realize the human and spiritual values embedded in everyday realities and to exercise leadership in service toward a just world.”.

Their activities were defined as: “Mercyhurst university is a fully accredited, four-year, catholic comprehensive institution founded by the sisters of mercy in 1926. the erie (pa.) campus offers sixty-seven (67) undergraduate majors with sixty (60) minors and sixty-one (61) concentrations, as well as unique adult programs and eleven (11) graduate programs. in addition, the institution maintains one- and two-year programs at mercyhurst north east (north east, pa.) and two satellite campuses- mercyhurst corry (corry, pa.) and mercyhurst at booker t washington (erie).”.

  • As per legal requirements, the non-profit's state of operation is reported as PA.
  • The non-profit's address in 2020 as per the filing is 501 East 38th Street, Erie, PA, 165460002.
  • The form of the non-profit organization shows 2313 employees as of 2020.
  • Is not a private foundation.
  • Expenses are greater than $1,000,000.
  • Revenue is greater than $1,000,000.
  • Revenue less expenses is $4,762,544.
  • The organization has 24 independent voting members.
  • The organization was formed in 1926.
  • The organization pays $40,967,559 in salary, compensation, and benefits to its employees.
  • The organization pays $784,339 in fundraising expenses.

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