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C
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    C-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B
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 $44,300.
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

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.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,191/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
89%

Academics

Professors
C-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
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
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.17 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.16 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
476Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
282
Undergrads Over 25
34%
Pell Grant
52%
Varsity Athletes
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,000/ 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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My experience at MCHS was superb! I transferred 2 years' worth of credits into my cardiac sonographer associate's degree program and had little to no hassles at all. My academic advisors, Adrienne St. Clair and Erin Moon, was always very helpful and knowledgeable and I will forever remember all of the positive experiences I had with each of my professors. This school was not easy and definitely pushes you to your limits. It is challenging and not meant for those that give up easily. I personally loved the challenge and the fact that the curriculum was rigorous to prepare me for my career in healthcare. If it were easy, the value of the education would be severely diminished. If you're looking for an easier route, I would advise you to seek a for-profit college education.
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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.
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.