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College Profile: Mercy College of Health Sciences

 
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Mercy College of Health Sciences is a Catholic institution of higher education, guided by the pursuit of knowledge and the core values of Mercy: reverence, integrity, compassion, and excellence. Through integration of professional education with liberal arts and sciences, the College prepares graduates for service and leadership in the health care community.

If you think you know Mercy College – an institution spanning 110 years of educating healing professionals – we might surprise you.

Our students are among the best and brightest, coming from many different backgrounds, cultures and experiences. They become nurses, physical therapist assistants, sleep technicians, radiologic technologists, surgical technologists, nuclear medicine technologists, medical assistants, diagnostic medical sonographers, paramedics and leaders in health care administration.

Our graduates go everywhere. They embark upon health care careers across the nation and around the world. They also stay right here in Iowa to take care of folks within our own community.

Our faculty and staff are talented and dedicated to offering excellent service, and our alumni are among the best in their field.

Whether you are transitioning from high school to college, transferring from another college or university, or returning to college after many years, the decision can feel overwhelming at first. To ensure a smooth transition, our staff are committed to assisting students through the enrollment and financial aid process.
 
928 Sixth Ave
Des Moines, IA
50309-1239
515-643-3180 (general)
515-643-6611 (financial aid)
515-643-6682 (admissions)
 
 
 

 

General Information
Other Names
Type Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control Private not-for-profit
Size Under 1,000
Campus Setting City: Midsize
Calendar System Semester
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Roman Catholic

College Student Services Offered
Yes Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
No ROTCYes Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyNo Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyYes Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

Mercy College of Health Sciences Website

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy Yes
Admission test scores Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Required

Applicants (most recent fall period)
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Admissions (most recent fall period)
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Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
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SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
Local|federal|any
 
Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
816 Student Body SizeNo On-Campus Housing
111 Fall Applicants0 Total Dormitory Capacity
93 Fall Admissions

Gender
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Ethnicity
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College Levels Offered
Yes Less than one year certificateYes One but less than two years certificate
Yes Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
Yes Bachelor's degreeNo Postbaccalaureate certificate
No Master's degreeNo Post-master's certificate
No Doctor's degreeNo First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

All Academic Programs
 
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