Consumer Information

Looking for information on student demographics, public safety, graduation and retention rates, learning outcomes, and other general information about Gwynedd Mercy University?  This is a great starting place.  Choose from any of the links below to find more information about your area of interest.

Academic Programs
Accreditation
Campus Security Policies, University Crime Statistics (Clery Act), and Crime Log
Certification, Licensure and Licensing Board Pass Rates 
College Navigator
Complaint Process
Computer, Communication, and Network Technology Acceptable Use Policy
Copyright Infringement/Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Policies
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program
Employment & Graduate/Professional Education Rates
Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)
Financial Aid Information & Related Policies
Fire Safety Policies, Statistics and Fire Log
Gainful Employment
Graduation Rates
Institutional Research & Assessment
Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates
Net Price Calculator
Price of Attendance
Retention Rates
Sexual Misconduct Policy - Title IX 
State Authorization for Distance Education
Student Diversity
Students with Disabilities/Student Accessibility Services
Teacher Preparation Program Report
Textbook Information
Transfer of Credit Policies/Articulation Agreements
Tuition Refund Policy
Vaccination & Immunization Policies
Voter Registration 
Whistleblower Policy

Academic Programs
GMercyU provides information regarding its educational programs on the University web site on our Academic Programs page in our Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs.

Accreditation
In addition to Gwynedd Mercy University’s regional accreditation, the University’s business school, teacher education, and nursing programs have special accreditation.  To learn more about GMercyU’s accreditation, visit the Accreditation page.

Campus Security Policies, Crime Statistics, and Crime Log
GMercyU annually provides detailed information regarding University Crime Statistics, and campus security practices, including emergency response and evacuation procedures, timely warnings, missing persons and crime log policies.  A paper copy of this report is available upon request. Additional information, including a copy of the University’s crime log also is available in the Department of Public Safety and Security.  To view a copy of our Annual Security Report online, go to the Office of Public Safety page.

Certification, Licensure and Licensing Board Pass Rates
For more information, please visit the Student Achievement page of the website and choose the Certification and Professional Licensure Rates link.

Complaint Process and Procedure
The university strives to resolve complaints in a fair and timely manner.  Students residing outside of the State of Pennsylvania while attending Gwynedd Mercy University who desire to resolve a complaint should refer to the university’s grievance procedures. Students have the right to file a complaint against an institution when these requirements are not followed, or regarding the loss of tuition and fees as a result of unfair business practices. If after following the university procedures the issue is not satisfactorily resolved internally and the student seeks additional resolution, the resources below may be used to file complaints with the appropriate agency for handling complaints in the student's state or the institution’s accrediting body. The Student Complaint Information by State and Agency list (PDF) provides contact information for state education agencies.  The State Contact Information in the linked list has been collected by the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO), and it will be updated as additional information becomes available.

Gwynedd Mercy University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA  19104-2680 or call 267-284-5000 for questions about the accreditation of Gwynedd Mercy University.   Information regarding MSCHE’s complaint process can be found on MSCHE website under Complaint Procedures (PDF).

Information regarding the Pennsylvania Department of Education complaint process can be found on the website under Complaint Procedures
For additional information, please contact:  
Division of Higher & Career Education | 
Pennsylvania Department of Education - Postsecondary and Adult Education 
333 Market Street, 12th Floor | Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333 
Phone: 717.783.8228 | Fax: 717.722.3622 
ra-collunivseminfo@pa.gov | www.education.state.pa.us 

Computer, Communication, and Network Technology Acceptable Use Policy
Gwynedd Mercy University’s Computer and Technology Use Policy can be found on the IT Policies page.

Copyright Infringement/Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Policies
Gwynedd Mercy University’s Copyright Infringement and Peer-to-Peer File Sharing policies can be found on the Policies page.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program
GMercyU annually prepares and distributes to all students, faculty, and staff information regarding its alcohol and drug abuse prevention programs.  The report is also available on request through the Counseling Office.

Employment and Graduate and Professional Education Rates
For more information on what our graduates do after graduation, please go to the Student Achievement page of the website to view results of our recent alumni surveys. 

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) 
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 is intended to protect the privacy of a student’s educational records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their educational records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings. To learn more about the University’s FERPA policy, please visit the policies page.  For general information on FERPA, visit the U.S. Department of Education website at www2.ed.gov.

Financial Aid Information and Related Policies
 

Notice of Availability of Financial Aid
Contact Information for assistance in obtaining institutional or other financial aid is available on our Financial Aid page. Financial Aid information is available both online and as paper copy. 
 

Assistance Available from Federal, State, Local and Institutional Programs
Information regarding the various types of financial assistance available to Gwynedd Mercy University students may be found on the University's Financial Aid page.  In addition, information is published in the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs.
 

Additional Information on the University’s Financial Aid Policies can be found on the Policies page and in the university catalogs.

Fire Safety Policies, Fire Statistics, and Fire Log
GMercyU annually provides each student and current employee with information on campus fire safety policies, fire prevention activity data, and any fire-related incident that occurs within on-campus housing. This information can be found on the Office of Public Safety page.  A paper copy of this report is available upon request.

Gainful Employment
Until recently, GMercyU offered a certificate-only option for the Cardiovascular Technology program, which was considered a Gainful Employment program.  View the required program disclosure for the CVT program (PDF).  GMercyU's Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner Certificate disclosures are located here

Graduation Rates
The 6-year graduation rate for first-time, full-time students, as defined by the U.S. Department of Education, is found on our Fast Facts page.  Additional information on GMercyU’s graduation rates may be found on the National Center for Education Statistics website

Institutional Research & Assessment
GMercyU’s combined Offices of Assessment, Compliance and Institutional Research serve as University-wide resources for statistical data that is used for external reports, including those provided to government and accrediting agencies, professional organizations, and educational guides and directories.  The offices also play an integral role in supporting the University’s mission by collecting, analyzing and presenting assessment data and information that demonstrates progress in student achievement at the university, program and course levels, while also identifying areas for sustainable institutional improvement.  To learn more about our institutional research efforts, visit our Institutional Assessment and Research page.

Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data

The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act requires co-educational institutions of postsecondary education that participate in a Title IV federal student financial assistance program and have an intercollegiate athletic program, to prepare an annual report to the U.S. Department of Education. This report includes information on athletic participation, staffing, and revenues and expenses.   A copy of GMercyU’s report may be requested by contacting the Athletics Director and is also available through the Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data Report at http://ope.ed.gov/athletics/.

Net Price Calculator
Prospective first-time, full-time college students who want to enroll on our Main Campus in Gwynedd Valley, PA can get an estimated annual cost of attendance by using the GMerycU net price calculator.

Price of Attendance
Information regarding the costs of attending Gwynedd Mercy University is posted on the Tuition and Fees page.  

Retention Rate
The retention rate of first-time, full-time students is found on our Fast Facts page.

Sexual Misconduct Policy - Title IX
Consistent with our mission and the core values that are at the heart of our Mercy tradition, Gwynedd Mercy University is committed to providing our students, faculty, and staff with an educational, residential and employment environment free from sex discrimination, which includes all incidents of Sexual Misconduct as defined within the University’s Sexual Misconduct Policy (PDF).  GMercyU's Title IX Coordinator is Rosina Dever, who can be reached at 215-646-7300, ext. 21562, dever.r@gmercyu.edu or in her office in the Connolly Faculty Center, Room 116.

State Authorization for Distance Education
GMercyU is proud to be able to offer online accelerated programs to adult learners who want the added convenience of flexibility of online learning.  However, in accordance with federal regulations, universities must receive state-by-state authorization to offer online education options to residents who live in another state.

Gwynedd Mercy University is applying for necessary state authorizations and is authorized or exempt from authorization in the following states:

State

Enrollment

Arizona

Yes

California

Yes

Colorado

Yes

Connecticut

Yes

Delaware 

Yes

Florida

Yes

Georgia

Yes

Hawaii

Yes

Idaho

Yes

Illinois

Yes

Indiana

Yes

Kansas

Yes

Kentucky

Yes

Louisiana

Yes

Maine

Yes

Massachusetts

Yes

Mississippi

Yes

Missouri

Yes

Nebraska

Yes

Nevada

Yes

New Hampshire

Yes

New Jersey

Yes

New Mexico

Yes

New York

Yes

North Carolina

Yes

North Dakota

Yes

Ohio

Yes

Oklahoma

Yes

Pennsylvania

Yes

South Carolina

Yes

South Dakota

Yes

Tennessee

Yes

Texas

Yes

Utah

Yes

Vermont

Yes

Virginia

Yes

West Virginia

Yes

Guam

Yes

Virgin Islands

Yes

State-by-state authorization laws are subject to change. There may be some restrictions in you ability to complete practica, partnerships and/or student teaching in your home state.

Gwynedd Mercy University is also in the process of seeking authorization in other states, such as Illinois and the District of Columbia. If you are interested in an online program at GMercyU and your state is not listed or if you want to be sure you have the most up-to-date information, please contact our office at accelerate@gmercy.edu, or check back for frequent updates.

Student Diversity

GMercyU welcomes a diverse group of students from around the country and around the world to our campuses. For information on student diversity, including the breakdown of males, females, self-identified members of specific racial and ethnic groups, and federal Pell Grant recipients, please see our 2015 Common Data Set (PDF).

Students with Disabilities – Student Accessibility Services

Information regarding the support services provided to students with disabilities is available on The Student Accessibility Services page, as well as in the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs.

Teacher Preparation Program Report

To view a copy of the University’s Teacher Preparation Program Report, please go to the Student Achievement page.

Textbook Information

The Campus Store provides information on what textbooks students will need for the classes they select. Textbook information is organized by Course Title, Section Number and Instructor, and the information provided regarding textbooks includes Title, Author, Edition, ISBN # and pricing information.

Transfer of Credit Policy/Articulation Agreements

GMercyU’s transfer of credit policies are available in the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs, as well as on the Transfer Credits page. This page includes links to current Articulation Agreements and Course Equivalency Guides with area community colleges.

Tuition Refund Policy

View Gwynedd Mercy University’s tuition refund policy (PDF).

Vaccination and Immunization Policies

Information on our student vaccinations and immunizations requirements are located on the New Student Health page.

Voter Registration

Download a Voter Registration Form here.

Whistleblower Policy
To report a concern via the University’s Anonymous Reporting Line, call 866-528-9304 or submit your concern online