The chance for a flexible, affordable college experience awaits at Mercyhurst North East. Our two-year campus offers more than 30 academic and preprofessional programs in a supportive, encouraging community. Whether you are looking to begin a rewarding career as soon as possible or go on to further education, we will provide you with the opportunity to prove yourself, impress employers and learn the skills necessary to accomplish your goals. If you are looking for a well-respected institution with established academic programs, a traditional college campus environment, and an affordable price tag, you’ve come to the right place. 

For information on undergraduate admissions to our main campus in Erie, click here

Fast Facts

  • 92% of our grads begin careers or four-year bachelor’s programs after graduation (compared with a national average of 75%)
  • Mercyhurst North East was ranked the 15th most affordable small Catholic college in the U.S. by College Values Online
  • Several two-year associate degrees at MNE are designed to transition seamlessly to corresponding bachelor’s programs at Mercyhurst University's Main Campus

Next Steps

Applying to MNE

You can apply to Mercyhurst North East for free using our online application. Visit to create an account and get started. Most students can complete the application in about 20 minutes.

In addition to completing the online application, please submit official transcripts from all high schools and colleges you’ve attended. Standardized test scores may be requested for an admissions decision for some allied health care or nursing programs. Certain programs may also require additional placement tests.

Mercyhurst North East offers rolling admissions. Offers of admission are sent out on a case-by-case basis relatively quickly after we receive your completed application. Many programs can be started in the fall or spring semesters; start dates vary by program.


When it comes to paying for college, we don’t believe in surprises. Our flat-billing practice allows full-time students to enroll in up to 18 credit hours per semester at no additional charge. Flat-billing tuition rates are also offered for part-time, half-time and less-than-half-time enrollment, so there’s no need to worry about how much an extra class may cost. Some programs may have program specific fees associated with them.

Consistent with our Mercy Mission, Mercyhurst North East is one of the region’s most affordable two-year colleges, with net costs that match the affordability of most community colleges. In recent years, nearly every student who applied for financial aid received institutional aid in the form of Mercyhurst grants or scholarships. When you consider our need-based institutional aid combined with federal, state and external support, many students and families are surprised to find out how affordable a top-notch two-year education can be. Learn more about financial aid at MNE.

In order to qualify for aid, be sure to include Mercyhurst on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using school code 003297.

Interested Students

We highly recommend that students schedule an individual campus visit to tour our beautiful 84-acre campus nestled among the vineyards in North East, Pennsylvania. We also host several open houses and admissions events every year.

If you’re looking for additional information regarding a specific program or have additional questions about MNE, you can request more information online or contact an admissions counselor for further assistance.