The University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) was founded in 1990 with the union of University of Detroit and Mercy College of Detroit. It is a private Roman Catholic co-ed university located in Detroit, Michigan. It is affiliated with the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy. With origins dating back to 1877, UDM is the largest Roman Catholic University in Michigan. It is one of the twenty-eight members of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities in the nation. UDM aims to provide excellent student-centered undergraduate and graduate education in an urban environment.