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Why MNE?

Below is a list of 8 great reasons why MNE may be the perfect place for you to begin, or continue, your college journey. Come visit us and discover even more reasons why this is the perfect place for a fresh start!

  • Get a trusted education. MNE has a longstanding reputation for providing quality academics and real-world career training. Because Mercyhurst is a trusted name in the area, employers know that MNE graduates enter the workforce with the tools needed to be successful. That’s why we have a 94 percent job placement rate for our graduates.
  • Have choices. MNE's academic offerings include more than twenty-four associate degree programs which can be completed in 2 years or less, four certificates (including the 22-week Municipal Police Training Academy), and two bachelor's degree completion programs: an RN to BSN program and a Health Care Science completion program. With programs ranging from nursing and respiratory therapy to business administration and criminal justice, there’s surely something that will meet your goals and interests.
  • Fit in. Whether you come to MNE right out of high school or 20 years later, you’ll fit in here. Our student population is a mix of traditional and adult students, on-campus residents and commuters. The small class sizes make it easy to make friends with your fellow students, and the student clubs and organizations and athletic teams give you a chance to make new friends outside of the classroom.
  • Be a person, not a number. Because of MNE’s small environment, you’ll be able to work closely with your instructors to get extra help. And our staff of academic advisers, support staff, and career counselors will ensure you get the most out of your college education.
  • Have a full college experience. MNE offers both men’s and women’s NJCAA athletic teams, various student clubs and organizations, and on-campus housing and programs, so you’ll walk away with more than a diploma. You’ll have new friends and new experiences that will help you succeed not only professionally, but personally as well.
  • Earn transferrable credits. Unlike some two-year schools, Mercyhurst North East’s programs are accredited, so most of the credits you earn should transfer to other colleges or universities if you decide to pursue a bachelor’s degree.
  • Get an education you can afford. Mercyhurst North East makes college affordable to anyone, regardless of their financial situation. Our financial aid counselors will work with you to find every grant, scholarship and loan option available to you. Plus, if you decide to transfer to Mercyhurst’s Erie campus to pursue a bachelor’s degree, you’re eligible to receive more than $18,000 in scholarship money, depending on your academic performance. Learn more about transferring to the Erie campus by visiting the Internal Transfer webpage.
  • Ride the bus for free. No car? No problem. MNE has partnered with the Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority (EMTA) to offer free bus service between Erie and North East for MNE students. What’s more, MNE students can ride EMTA buses for free anywhere, anytime just by showing their student I.D. With gas prices at an all-time high, this service is more valuable than ever.