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Mercyhurst University at the Booker T. Washington Center makes starting a college education affordable and accessible to members of the Erie community who may have not otherwise felt college was attainable.

The Center offers students a total of 60 credits per year or three classes per term. Students can choose to take up to 27 credits before transferring the credits to any of the Mercyhurst branches or to another college.

A discounted tuition rate is offered and financial aid is available to those who qualify.

For more information, contact John Parente at (814) 453-3013 or jparente@mercyhurst.edu.

 

Why Mercyhurst at the Booker T. Washington Center

Whether you are a traditional high school student, a dislocated worker, or an adult looking for a career change, Mercyhurst University at the Booker T. Washington Center provides the starting point so you can meet your goal of a college degree.

Get a quality education close to home

  • A Mercyhurst education is well-recognized by community leaders, area employers, and experts from a wide variety of disciplines.
  • Mercyhurst is consistently selected by U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review for distinguished honors.

Save money

  • Tuition at Mercyhurst University at the Booker T. Washington Center is 40 percent less than at the Erie campus, and students aren’t required to pay as much in fees as at other colleges.
  • With gas prices on the rise, you’ll save a lot by studying close to home.
  • Students are eligible for federal, state and Mercyhurst financial aid.
  • Graduates of Mercyhurst University at the Booker T. Washington Center wishing to continue at the any of Mercyhurst University’s campuses can qualify for Mercyhurst grants.

Save time

  • Earn your first year’s worth of credits to apply toward a two-year or four-year degree. Credits earned at Mercyhurst University at the Booker T. Washington Center will transfer to virtually any two- or four-year college or university, including the Mercyhurst University campuses.
  • Attending Mercyhurst University at the Booker T. Washington Center will save valuable commuting time, and the evening classes will allow you to meet the demands of a job or family.
  • Ready to take the next step? Apply today!
     

Convenience

For some individuals, the roadblocks to a college education seem insurmountable: limited financial resources, unreliable childcare, no transportation. But the partnership between Mercyhurst and the Booker T. Washington Center can offer you a whole new path to higher education. In fact, we’re bringing college closer to you.

By offering classes at the Booker T. Washington Center, 1720 Holland Street, students living in downtown Erie will be closer to classes—overcoming the transportation hassle.

Additionally, students have access to all the in-house services already provided at BTW Center including afterschool care.

Additionally, students will have access to the academic resources and support of the Erie campus.