Located in the heart of the largest Concord grape-growing region in the world on the shores of Lake Erie, Mercyhurst University's North East Campus was founded in 1991 on an 84-acre site that was once home to the St. Mary’s Seminary. For more than 20 years, students have chosen Mercyhurst North East as a place to earn a certificate or degree as either the start of a bachelor's degree or to find immediate employment.
MNE offers 34 academic programs, including 26 associate degrees, four certificates and two allied health bachelor's degrees: health care science and an RN to BSN completion program. Enrolling nearly 1,200 students, including roughly 300 living on campus, MNE is proud to compete in 15 NJCAA sports and supports more than 20 clubs and organizations.
The founding of MNE was inspired by the mission of the Sisters of Mercy, who believe that education should be available to all students. It is the headquarters for Mercyhurst University's McAuley College of Associate Degree Studies, which consists of the West campus (opened in Girard,PA in the fall of 2006), the Corry campus (operating out of the Corry Higher Education Council building for more than 25 years), and our most recent addition, Erie's Booker T. Washington Center. All associate degree students may apply to continue their studies at Mercyhurst's Erie campus, which offers more than 100 bachelor's degree programs and concentrations, as well as seven graduate programs.