Mercy University Campus

Awards & Accreditations

Mercy Unstoppable



Mercy University has emerged as a leader in higher education. Mercy consistently ranks as a top school—in the nation and New York State—for affordability, online excellence, and the quality of student and academic programs. The University is nationally recognized for providing innovative programs that help students achieve success. 

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Student Leaders in Community Service

The White House has distinguished Mercy as a national leader in community service and named Mercy to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Mercy is committed to developing engaged citizens and instilling the values contained in the Mercy University seal, “Inserviendo Consumere” (consumed in service). 

Best of Westchester 
Recognized by Westchester Magazine as the Best College 2019, 2020 and 2022.

2024 U.S. News and World Report
Top performer on social mobility.

Military Advanced Education & Transition 2018 Guide to Top Colleges & Universities. Ranked a “Top School” for Veteran Education and Support Services

Hispanic Outlook
Recognized in the top 100 for "Total Master's Degree Schools for Hispanics"

Washington Monthly 
Ranked as a 2018 "Best Bang for the Buck" College in the Northeast.

Standard and Poor's
Reaffirmed Mercy's 'A' rating with a stable outlook in December 2023.

Accreditations, Memberships & Honor Societies

Accreditation is a process of peer review that constitutes the basis for assuring quality within an educational community. It is intended to engage the institution in self-assessment and self-regulation with the goal of strengthening and sustaining both quality and integrity. It ensures that an institution and its educational programs are worthy of public confidence.

Accreditation of programs and of institutions is an expression of that confidence by professional organizations that articulate standards of excellence. These standards ensure that the institution has a clear and relevant mission that guides its performance and effectiveness with a focus on student learning.

Mercy University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000) The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

MSCHE Accreditation Phase: Accredited

MSCHE Accreditation Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed 2015

Mercy University Statement of Accreditation Status