Campus Profile

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2016 Campus Profile

FOUNDED: In 1991.
Mercyhurst purchased the former home of the Redemptorist Fathers in North East, a seminary built in 1868.

TYPE OF COLLEGE: Catholic, comprehensive, specializing in one-year certificate and twoyear associate degree programs 

SCHOOL COLORS: Navy Blue, Green & White

MOTTO: Carpe Diem - Seize the Day


  • North East: 711 students

  • Booker T. Washington Center: 66 students

  • Corry: 17 students

  • Erie: 5 students

NEW STUDENTS: 367 new students from 13 states and 2 foreign countries

(Faculty: 45 full-time; Staff & Administration, 52)

84-acre campus with 14 buildings in North East, Pa., located 15 minutes east of Erie and an hour west of Buffalo.

ALUMNI: 3,681

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (267) 284-5000

34 academic programs, including 24 associate degrees, eight certificates and two bachelor’s degrees

More than 14,000 items at Ridge Library, plus 140,000 ebooks

The Saints

SPORTS: Basketball (M/W), Baseball (M), Lacrosse (M), Softball (W), Soccer (M/W), Volleyball (W), Wrestling (M)

CONFERENCE AFFILIATIONS: National Junior College Athletic Association and the Western New York Athletic Conference


  • Mercyhurst North East celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2015 and continues to offer both adult and traditional students the opportunity to earn a degree in two years or less and enter highly sought-after, well-paid positions or pursue additional education. 
  • Mercyhurst North East was ranked #15 among the 50 most affordable small Catholic colleges, according to College Values Online. 
  • Dedicated the Hirtzel Maternity and Pediatric Simulation Learning Center, a new, state-of-the-art simulation suite featuring four high-fidelity Laerdal patient simulators for use in maternity and pediatric education.  Mercyhurst North East has offered students in its allied health programs access to stateof-the-art patient simulators for nearly 10 years. The simulators’ lifelike qualities including vocalizations, palpable pulses, and a chest that rises and falls with each breath. 
  • The Oasis program, which has been opening the doors of higher education for adults with intellectual disabilities since 2008, received a $43,000 grant from the DREAM Partnership, enabling students to experience college as a resident rather than a commuter. The program also received approval from the U.S. Department of Education as a designated Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary Program, allowing eligible students federal aid. 
  • Students and faculty completed numerous service projects, including Saints in Service, which donated more than 1,000 pounds of food to the North East Food Pantry.
  • Saints athletes excelled on the court and in the classroom with eight of the 20 awards at graduation going to athletes. Several sports, including softball, women’s basketball and wrestling went on to compete at the regional and national level.