Mercy College of Health Sciences

Des Moines, IA, USA
2.08 Average Rating

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy as a nursing school in 1899, the Mercy College of Health Sciences is a Catholic health science institution in Des Moines. Mercy College offers five bachelor’s degree programs in Healthcare Administration, Health Science, Health Information Management, Public Health and Nursing as well as seven associate degrees. In addition, Mercy partners with three Des Moines medical institutions to provide the most up-to-date clinical study environment. As a Catholic school, Mercy’s campus ministry provides pastoral counseling as well as daily prayer and is open to students of all faiths.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Roman Catholic
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
0
100
96%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
97%
Out-Of-State Students
2%
46%
Submitting ACT
Average ACT Composite: 19
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1030
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
758
Total Number of Undergrads
758
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
68%
20-39 Students
23%
40-99 Students
8%
Student:Faculty Ratio
9:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$21,122
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$17,952
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$17,952
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1562

Aid & Grants

0
100
67%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
39%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,191
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
39%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,112
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$1,464

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
59%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,056
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$14,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$213

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
12%
88%
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

School Colors
purple and red
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$48,000

What Students Are Saying

2.08 Average Rating
The faculty is very helpful and knowledgeable.
Clinical sites give a lot of different experiences and the clinical instructors are always willing to try to get you to the area you are interested in.
Classes can be a little disorganized and sometimes grades are not promptly given.
Amber from Des Moines, IA

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