Institutional Overview

The University of Detroit (founded in 1877) and Mercy College of Detroit (founded in 1941) consolidated in 1990 to form the University of Detroit Mercy, Michigan's largest and most comprehensive Catholic university. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus and the Religious Sisters of Mercy, the University is committed to quality education, service of faith, promotion of justice and compassionate service to persons in need, in order to establish future generations of students as leaders in the 21st century.

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Students (2012-13):  

Total Enrollment                      

5,231

Undergraduate   

2,868

Graduate       

1,300

Professional Schools               

1,063

Average Age                              

26

Full-time                                  

73%

Part-time                                 

27%

Women  

59%

Men  

41% 

Minority Students
(African American, Asian American, Hispanic, Native American)                     

22%

Commuters 

86%                              

Residents  

14%

Percent Receiving Financial Aid    

80%

Permanent Residence

Metro Detroit                             

74%

Michigan                                  

85%

International  

11%

Faculty:

Full-time                                   

329

Faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree in field           

88% 

Student-Faculty Ratio                

14:1

Average Class Size          

21 students