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Divine Mercy University Overview

Divine Mercy University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Arlington, Virginia. Arlington is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is Divine Mercy University Known For?

  • The 2% student loan default rate at DMU is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at DMU.
  • In 2017-2018, 91% of the faculty were full-time.

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Divine Mercy University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at DMU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#16 Most Popular General Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#75 Most Popular Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Divine Mercy University?

Location of Divine Mercy University

Contact details for DMU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 45154 Underwood Lane, Arlington, VA 20166
Phone: 703-416-1441

How Do I Get Into DMU?

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Can I Afford Divine Mercy University?

1.7% Loan Default Rate

The student loan default rate at DMU is 1.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Online Learning at Divine Mercy University

237 Took All Classes Online
237 Took At Least One Class Online
91.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 237 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at DMU has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 51st most popular in Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of DMU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Divine Mercy University was 91.3%. This is the #24 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at DMU regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of DMU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
General Psychology 62%
Psychology 52%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at DMU ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at DMU.

Major Growth Rate Rank
General Psychology #2
Psychology #3

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Divine Mercy University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Psychology 50 0 50
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 28 8 36
Mental & Social Health Services 12 0 12
TOTAL 90 8 98


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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