Mercy College of Ohio

2221 Madison Avenue, Toledo, OH 43604-1132

School Details

Mercy College of Ohio is a four-year private school located in Toledo, Ohio. Mercy is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. The school began as Mercy School of Nursing in 1917. In 2003, Mercy College of Northwest Ohio aligned with the Humility of Mary Health Partners in Youngstown, Ohio and established a campus at St. Elizabeth Health Partners specializing in nursing education.

Mercy College of Northwest Ohio offers certificates of completion, associate’s degrees, and bachelor’s degrees, rooted in the tradition and values of the Sisters of Mercy. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, and weekend. Courses and programs include:

  • Cardiovascular Technology
  • Emergency Medical Technician Certificate
  • General Studies
  • Health Care Administration Online
  • Health Information Technology
  • Human Biology/ Pre-Med
  • Medical Coding Certificate/Online
  • Medical Transcription (Online)
  • Medical Imaging Online
  • Nursing
  • Opthalmic Technology Certificate
  • Paramedic Certificate
  • Polysomnographic Technology Certificate
  • Post Secondary Enrollment Options
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Short-Term Education
  • Home Care Aide
  • Personal Training
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy

Mercy College of Northwest Ohio has 1,208 students (all undergraduates) and 162 faculty members, giving the university a 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Of all faculty members, 64 teach full-time and 98 teach part-time. About 37 percent of undergraduate students study full-time and 63 percent study part-time.

The student body contains 86 percent female students and 14 percent male students. About 84 percent of all students are white with the remaining students being black (10%), Hispanic (4%), Asian (1%), and American Indian (1%). About 51 percent of students are ages 24 and younger with 48 percent of students being ages 25 and older. About 87 percent of students are from Ohio and 13 percent are from out-of-state.

The retention rate for first-time, full-time students is 77 percent and the retention rate for first-time, part-time students is 100 percent. The overall graduation rate is 51 percent and the overall transfer-out rate is three percent. The overall graduation rate by gender is 38 percent for males and 54 percent for females.

Students have access to services such as: remedial tutoring, academic counseling, career counseling, employment services for students, and placement services for completers.  Other special learning opportunities include distance education.

Campus life includes Campus Ministry and various social, cultural, intellectual and recreational activities. Campus ministry helps to provide opportunities for spiritual growth. Various prayer services and liturgies are offered by the ministry.

Tuition costs $10,920 per and books and other supplies are estimated to cost  $1,660 per year. Tuition payment plans are offered. Financial aid is offered in the form of state grants, federal grants, scholarships, and loans. To qualify to receive financial aid, you must complete a FAFSA form and be evaluated to be in financial need. Approximately 85% of those attending Mercy College of Northwest Ohio receive financial aid.

Mercy College of Northwest Ohio receives about 170 applications per year and accepts about 60 percent of those students. Statistically, 63 percent of men and 60 percent of women who apply will be accepted. The undergraduate application costs $25.

Mercy College of Northwest Ohio is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.




School Overview:

  • Sector Of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Roman Catholic Church

  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Bachelor's degree
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