Founded in 1877 by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan’s largest and most comprehensive Catholic university. In 1990, University of Detroit consolidated with Mercy College of Detroit, which was founded in 1941 by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, to form University of Detroit Mercy.
University of Detroit Mercy, a Catholic university in the Jesuit and Mercy traditions, exists to provide excellent student-centered undergraduate and graduate education in an urban context. A Detroit Mercy education seeks to integrate the intellectual, spiritual, ethical and social development of our students.
For the past 125 years, the University of Detroit Mercy has been serving the educational needs of Michigan and the world. Through our quality academic programs, our caring, professional faculty, our vibrant co-op and internship programs, and our active network of successful alumni, we ensure that our students graduate with the knowledge, skills and experience they’ll need to take advantage of any opportunity and succeed in any endeavor.