Gwynedd Mercy University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$36,791
1.66% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$28,122
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.33%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
58.4%
1,063 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,091
84.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
66.1%
82 Graduates

About

Gwynedd Mercy University is a higher education institution located in Montgomery County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Gwynedd Mercy University were Registered Nursing (287 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (32 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Police Science (25 degrees).

In 2022, 748 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Gwynedd Mercy University. 78.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 21.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (471 degrees), 4.28 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (110 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Gwynedd Mercy University is $36,791, which is $12,795 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Gwynedd Mercy University is $36,791, which is $12,795 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,122.

In 2022, 84% of undergraduate students attending Gwynedd Mercy University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 61% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$36,791
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Gwynedd Mercy University was $36,791. The cost of tuition at Gwynedd Mercy University is $12,795 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$28,122
2022 Value
8.82%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Gwynedd Mercy University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,122. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Gwynedd Mercy University grew by 8.82%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,044
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Gwynedd Mercy University was of $11,044 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 8.86% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

84%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
61%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

84% of undergraduate students at Gwynedd Mercy University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 21.7% with respect to 2021, when 69% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.33%
2019 Default Rate
13
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Gwynedd Mercy University was 1.33%, which represents 13 out of the 975 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Gwynedd Mercy University received 1,063 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 17.6% annual growth. Out of those 1,063 applicants, 621 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 58.4% acceptance rate.

There were 2,091 students enrolled at Gwynedd Mercy University in 2022. 33% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Gwynedd Mercy University has an overall enrollment yield of 24.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

58.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
621
Accepted Out of 1,063

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Gwynedd Mercy University was 58.4% (621 admissions from 1,063 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 90.6%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 17.6%, while admissions declined by −24.2%..

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SAT Scores

33%
Submission Percentage (2022)
47
Scores Submitted (2022)

33% of enrolled first-time students at Gwynedd Mercy University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Gwynedd Mercy University had a total enrollment of 2,091 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Gwynedd Mercy University is 1,766 students and the part-time enrollment is 325. This means that 84.5% of students enrolled at Gwynedd Mercy University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Gwynedd Mercy University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.9% White, 16.2% Black or African American, 6.03% Hispanic or Latino, 4.64% Asian, 2.1% Two or More Races, 0.191% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0478% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Gwynedd Mercy University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (45.8%), followed by White Male (17.3%) and Black or African American Female (11.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (52.7%), followed by White Male (16.6%) and Black or African American Female (14.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Gwynedd Mercy University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,091 students. The full-time enrollment at Gwynedd Mercy University is 1,766 and the part-time enrollment is 325. This means that 84.5% of students enrolled at Gwynedd Mercy University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Gwynedd Mercy University was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Gwynedd Mercy University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,231 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    339 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    126 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Gwynedd Mercy University is 58.9% White, 16.2% Black or African American, 6.03% Hispanic or Latino, 4.64% Asian, 2.1% Two or More Races, 0.191% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0478% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 426 more women than men received degrees from Gwynedd Mercy University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Gwynedd Mercy University is white (471 degrees awarded). There were 4.28 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (110 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Gwynedd Mercy University is Registered Nursing (287 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (32 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Police Science (25 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Gwynedd Mercy University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (207 degrees awarded), Health (374 degrees), and Protective Services (25 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Gwynedd Mercy University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,837,421 people), Registered nurses (1,571,380 people), Accountants & auditors (1,092,050 people), Other managers (909,835 people), and Secondary school teachers (543,866 people).

The most specialized majors at Gwynedd Mercy University in 2022 are Education (207 degrees awarded), Health (374 degrees), Protective Services (25 degrees), Psychology (34 degrees), and Business (80 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Gwynedd Mercy University are Surgeons, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Gwynedd Mercy University are Education (207 degrees awarded), Health (374 degrees), Protective Services (25 degrees), Psychology (34 degrees), and Business (80 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Gwynedd Mercy University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,618,430 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,048,533 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (800,781 people), Computer Systems Design (617,643 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (599,154 people).

The most specialized majors at Gwynedd Mercy University are Education (207 degrees awarded), Health (374 degrees), Protective Services (25 degrees), Psychology (34 degrees), and Business (80 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Gwynedd Mercy University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 287 degrees awarded
  2. 32 degrees awarded
  3. 25 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Gwynedd Mercy University was Registered Nursing with 287 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

161
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
587
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 161 degrees were awarded to men at Gwynedd Mercy University, which is 0.274 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (587).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 43 degrees were awarded to men at Gwynedd Mercy University in Registered Nursing, which is 0.176 times less than the 244 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 244 degrees were awarded to men at Gwynedd Mercy University in Registered Nursing, which is 5.67 times more than the 43 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

49%
100% Completion Time
61%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 49% of students graduating from Gwynedd Mercy University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 61% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Gwynedd Mercy University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    471 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    110 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    34 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Gwynedd Mercy University is white (471 degrees awarded). There were 4.28 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (110 degrees).

10.7% of degree recipients (80 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    360 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    111 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    91 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Gwynedd Mercy University is white female (360 degrees awarded). There were 3.24 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (111 degrees).

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Operations

Gwynedd Mercy University has an endowment valued at nearly $36.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 12.5M (34.3%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Gwynedd Mercy University had a total salary expenditure of 52.6M. Gwynedd Mercy University employs 43 Assistant professors, 25 Instructors and 11 Associate professors. Most academics at Gwynedd Mercy University are Female Assistant professor (40), Female Instructor (23), and Female Associate professor (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gwynedd Mercy University are: Management, with 48 employees, Service, with 38 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 32 employees.

Endowment

$36.4M
2022 Endowment
12%
decline from 2021

Gwynedd Mercy University has an endowment valued at about $36.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Gwynedd Mercy University declined 12% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $10.2M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$21M
2022 Salaries
6.73%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Gwynedd Mercy University paid a median of $21M in salaries, which represents 40% of their overall expenditure ($52.6M) and a 6.73% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.04M
Instructional Salaries
88
Number of Employees

In 2022, Gwynedd Mercy University paid a total of $6.04M to 88 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
43 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
48 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Gwynedd Mercy University were Assistant professor with 43 employees, Instructor with 25 employees, and Associate professor with 11 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gwynedd Mercy University were Management with 48 employees, Service with 38 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 32 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Gwynedd Mercy University was Female Assistant professor with 40 employees, Female Instructor with 23 employees, and Female Associate professor with 6 employees.

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