C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    B-
  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
    A-
Mercy College of Health Sciences is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
928 Sixth Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
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Cost

Net Price
$19,575/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,802/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,515/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,497/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,976/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,663/ year

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
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

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
440Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
35%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
48%
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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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.
A nursing major at Mercy College of Health Sciences is a challenging and busy degree to complete, especially the Bachelor's program. I am currently in the BSN program and am required to have a minimum GPA, I am held to higher standards outside of school, and I am required to attend class and be punctual. All of these things are easy for me because of the type of person that I am but it is still good to be held accountable now so that when we are in the real world of nursing, we already know and have experience. The clinical facilities are great and have awesome professors and instructors to help us. We also have a unique opportunity since we are partnered with Mercy Hospital of Des Moines so it is likely that we will be able to get a job their upon graduation or somewhere within the CHI Health system.