Mercy College of Health Sciences

133 reviews
  1. Des Moines, IA
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  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
    NG
  12. Safety
    B-
Mercy College of Health Sciences is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
928 Sixth Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
97%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$18,619/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,604/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,054/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,431/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,751/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,842/ year

Academics

Professors
C-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
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
373Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
38%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
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After Mercy College of Health Sciences

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%

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Reviews

133 reviews
  • Excellent
    23
  • Very Good
    50
  • Average
    54
  • Poor
    3
  • Terrible
    3
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.
  • College Junior
  • 10 months ago
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.
  • College Junior
  • 10 months ago
Workload is manageable in online courses, there are certain courses such as Religions of the World that involved a lot of reading. But I still find taking online classes at Mercy College convenient because you can do the work during your own time and the assignments are challenging but rewarding because you are required to research NEW information according to the topic. Registration process is easy and can be done either online or on campus. Professors respond to student emails and postings during the week. Weekly discussion topics requires replies to at least two other students original postings to make the discussion boards interesting for the week.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Apr 3 2013