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Diversity

Reflecting the face of the world

A critical component of helping our students achieve their personal and professional goals is preparing them to live and work in a world that is increasingly diverse and must accommodate a growing array of voices, perspectives and interests. Our mission also compels us to ensure that no one is denied access to a Detroit Mercy education based on their gender, race, religion, national origin, or economic status. The composition of our student body reflects this commitment.

Detroit Mercy students come from large cities and small towns across the U.S. and represent a broad range of social and economic backgrounds. About 16 percent are minorities. In addition, Detroit Mercy welcomes an average of 550 new and returning students from 31 different countries. We believe our international students add a valuable dimension of cultural diversity to university life. And we believe, in turn, that the quality education we offer enriches the lives of our students from foreign lands.

Fall 2016 Diversity

Full-Time Enrolled Students

Category

Percent

   Male

42%

   Female

58%

   Pell Eligible (UG)

30%

Ethnicity

Percent

   Asian

7%

   Black or African American

8%

   Hispanic/Latino

4%

   Nonresident Alien

16%

   Two or More Races

3%

   White

55%

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