TYPE OF COLLEGE: Catholic, comprehensive, regional, community-based, specializing in one-year certificate and two-year associate degree programs
SCHOOL COLORS: Blue/White/Green
MOTTO: Carpe Diem – Seize the Day
NEW STUDENTS: 314 new students from 14 states and 1 foreign country
TOTAL EMPLOYEES: 186
CAMPUS: 84-acre campus with 14 buildings in North East, located 15 minutes east of Erie and an hour west of Buffalo. Satellite facilities are located in Corry, and at the Booker T. Washington Center in Erie.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
DEGREES: 30 academic programs, including 22 associate degrees, seven certificates and one bachelor’s degree
PROGRAM ACCREDITATIONS: Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission (MPOETC)
RIDGE LIBRARY: More than 14,000 items at Ridge Library plus over 150,000 available eBooks and access to 140,000 online journals
TEAM NAME: Saints
9 SPORTS: Basketball (M/W), Baseball (M), Lacrosse (M), Softball (W), Soccer (M/W), Volleyball (W), Wrestling (M)
CONFERENCE AFFILIATIONS: National Junior College Athletic Association, Western New York Athletic Conference, and Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (Baseball)
CAMPUS NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS:
AWARDS/RANKINGS - Mercyhurst North East was ranked 15th among the 50 most affordable small Catholic Colleges, according to College Values Online.
NEW TECHNOLOGY – Thanks to a Perkins Grant, the biology department is now able to offer anatomy instruction in 3D. Six new computers, featuring zSpace virtual reality technology were added, giving faculty and students the ability to pick up, move around, examine and better understand the multiple layers of the human body’s skeletal, muscular and vascular systems.
CAMPUS UPGRADES – Recent renovation and reorganization projects created Help Hallways, putting all resources students might need in an easy-to-access area. Renovations to the student union transformed a dark and dated space into a welcoming oasis for students to study, connect and relax.
GRANTS – A $12,000 grant from the Kern Foundation brought new equipment and upgrades to the kitchens of the Culinary program.
The Oasis program, which provides the academic and vocational training needed for adults with intellectual disabilities to land jobs, recently received a $25,000 grant from the DREAM Partnership. This is the third year of funding from the DREAM Partnership, for a total of more than $122,000 for scholarships, professional development, software, assessment and instructional tools.