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Mercyhurst University at the Booker T. Washington Center makes starting a University education affordable and accessible to members of the Erie community who may have not otherwise felt University was attainable.  The Center offers students three full associate degree programs and three certificate programs.  Students can also take courses that will transfer into any program at all other Mercyhurst University campuses. 

A discounted tuition rate is offered and financial aid is available to those who qualify.


Traditional Students

Traditional students are considered to be any individual who is under 24 years of age.

Mercyhurst University at Booker T. Washington Center is a great transition from high school to University for students who may not be able to afford to enroll at the Mercyhurst Erie campus, who do not want to enroll full time to start, or prefer evening classes.
You can choose to take one, two or three classes per term. You have access to the benefits of being a Mercyhurst University student including academic support services, the library an discounted event tickets. Read more about support and services.
We also make transferring to one of the Mercyhurst branches easy when you’re ready. 

Adult Students

Adult students are considered to be any individual 24 years of age or older.

Why do Adults attend Mercyhurst?

  • to prepare to enter or re-enter the job market
  • to qualify for career advancement
  • to expand their knowledge in a professional field
  • to achieve personal goals

Save money

  • Tuition is 40 percent less than at the Erie campus, and students aren’t required to pay as much in fees as at other Universitys.
  • Students are eligible for federal, state and Mercyhurst financial aid.
  • You can access any of the services provided by the Booker T. Washington Center including after-school care for your kids.


  • You can earn academic credits which will transfer to Mercyhurst University's four year degrees, or any of the programs offered at Mercyhurst North East. You can also transfer the credits to virtually any two- or four-year University or university.
  • Attending Mercyhurst University at the Booker T. Washington Center will save valuable commuting time, and the evening classes will allow you to meet the demands of a job or family.

Quality education close to home

  • A Mercyhurst education is well-recognized by community leaders, area employers, and experts from a wide variety of disciplines.
  • Mercyhurst is consistently selected by U.S.News & World Report and the Princeton Review for distinguished honors.


Talk to Admissions

You can contact our admissions counselor directly to set up a visit, to review your individual situation, or to assist with questions.


Steve Gregg

(814) 824-3696


Visit Us

The Office of Admissions at Mercyhurst University invites you and your family to visit our Booker T. Washington Center location. On your visit, you can:

  • Tour our classrooms
  • Talk with an admissions counselor to discuss admissions and financial aid
  • Learn more about the specific course offerings and schedules that will work best for you

Schedule a Visit

Call Steve Gregg at (814) 824-3696



Regardless of the academic program, the basic Mercyhurst University at the Booker T. Washington Center application is used.

Please fill out the application from the link below and mail to:

Mercyhurst University at the BTWC

Attn: Admissions

16 W. Division St.

North East, PA 16428


Upon application, please have transcripts from your high school(s) and college(s) attended sent to the same address as above.

A Mercyhurst University admissions representative will call you upon receipt of your application with further information.


Download an application here!



Steve Gregg
Director of Programming at Booker T. Washington Center
Mercyhurst University

Location: Booker T. Washington
Phone: (814) 824-3696