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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
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  7. Professors
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Mercy Health Sciences is a private, Catholic college located in Des Moines, Iowa. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 476 undergraduate students. The Mercy Health Sciences acceptance rate is 96%. Popular majors include Nursing, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic), and Healthcare Management. Graduating 35% of students, Mercy Health Sciences alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $42,500.
About Mercy College of Health Sciences...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
928 Sixth Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
96%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
18-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$20,587/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,612/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,133/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,013/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,420/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,778/ year
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Academics

Professors
C-
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Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
67%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.18 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.16 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.15 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
476Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
34%
Pell Grant
52%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%

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Mercy College of Health Sciences Reviews

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Overall, I enjoy going to Mercy College of Health Sciences. There have been a lot of changes in curriculum, clinical sites for nursing, and procedures since I first started attending this college. These changes are a little difficult to keep up with, but they aren't overwhelming. I have had several teachers I really enjoy, but have had a few that weren't necessarily my favorite. I believe this comes with any school though.
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I am a non traditional student returning to further my nursing career. I was very nervous about the process of enrollment and registration. The staff was very friendly, and very helpful. If it wasn't for them, I probably wouldn't be returning to school.
This school has been challenging but does a very good job at finding and hiring dedicated and experienced professionals as professors. They are there to support the students through their schooling and will go above and beyond to make sure you succeed. I was a transfer student here after my sophomore year of college and I couldn't have asked for a better school to transfer to! The small class sizes really help make the experience that much better.