Mercy College of Health Sciences
Des Moines, IA 50309-1239


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 771
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Open Admission
Students with disability 5%
Student to faculty ratio 10:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Mercy College of Health Sciences has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Mercy College of Health Sciences's tuition was $16,920 for all students regardless of residency (36.8% cheaper than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

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Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 78% of Mercy College of Health Sciences's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 43% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,248 (which is 3.5% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Mercy College of Health Sciences in 2016-2017, was 24, which is 60% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,934 (which is 17.6% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Mercy College of Health Sciences has enrolled a total of 771 students (474 students full-time and 297 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 771 students, 225 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 13% men and 87% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 102 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 82%

Black/African American: 7%

Hispanic: 4%

Asian: 3%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%

Two or more races: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 0%


Listed below are the 2 largest majors offered at Mercy College of Health Sciences.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 100% 846 0
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 0% 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Mercy College of Health Sciences full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Mercy College of Health Sciences graduates 6 years after enrollment is $42,500. Last year, out of the total 439 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 413 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 431 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 401 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $42,500 $46,700
Employment Rate 94% 93%
Total Graduates 439 431

Campus Location

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