Mercy College is a four-year, private institution founded by the Sisters of Mercy as a junior college in 1950. Mercy College became a four-year college offering programs leading to the baccalaureate degree in 1961. Mercy College is Middle States accredited, an Hispanic-serving institution, and is designated as a Department of Veteran Affairs “Yellow-Ribbon” school. Mercy College blends keen academic minds and professional experts to ensure all teachers are current and the best in their respective fields. One hundred ninety-three full-time faculty include Fulbright Scholars, published and national best-selling authors. At Mercy College, faculty members know students. Ninety-five percent of all undergraduate classes have fewer than 30 students and 70 percent have fewer than 20 students. Class sizes are small, with an average student/faculty ratio of 18:1. Nearly 10,000 students study in more than 90 undergraduate and graduate programs. Mercy College offers a quality liberal arts and professional education within its five schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The main campus is located in scenic Dobbs Ferry, New York, and is just minutes from Manhattan. Other campuses are located in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Yorktown Heights. All campus locations are easily accessible by mass transportation.