Tuition & Fees

$18,150

$18,150

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
5%
24-29
15%
18-23
40%
12-17
40%
30-36
5%
24-29
5%
18-23
55%
12-17
35%
30-36
5%
24-29
15%
18-23
55%
12-17
25%
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undergraduateRatios

13%

male

87%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Not Selective

95%

acceptance rate

Accepted 96
Declined + 5
Total Received 101
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Private (nonprofit)

729

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 2803
ACT 1347

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Location

School Facts

Mercy College of Health Sciences, founded in 1899, is a private coeducational institution. Its campus is located in Des Moines, IA.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 729
Established in 1899
Coeducational Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

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Des Moines, IA

Campus in Des Moines (population: 217,521). Served by air and bus.

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

Campus Life

yes
Students may have cars on campus
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
5%
24-29
15%
18-23
40%
12-17
40%
30-36
5%
24-29
5%
18-23
55%
12-17
35%
30-36
5%
24-29
15%
18-23
55%
12-17
25%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted no
Application deadline July 15 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Reasoning only Considered if submitted
SAT Subject Tests Not used
ACT only Required of some

Not Selective

95%

acceptance rate

Accepted 96
Declined + 5
Total Received 101

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Michellle Keys
Director of Admissions
P: 800 637-2994, extension 3-6715
F: 515 643-6702
admissions@mchs.edu

Financial Aid

61%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,357

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $18,150
Books & supplies $2,382
Total $20,532
Average Financial Aid - $11,357
Total with Avg. Aid $9,175
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 637-2994, extension 3-6636
F: 515 643-6747
financialaid@mchs.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Joe Brookover
Director of Financial Aid
jbrookover@mercydesmoines.org

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Emergency Medical Services
Health Care Administration
Health Information Management
Health Science
Medical Assisting
Nursing
Physical Therapist Assistant
Public Health
Radiologic Technology
Surgical Technology
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Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Weekend College

729

total students

94%

in-state

6%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

729
students

Female
87%
635

Male
13%
94

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

57%

416
students

Female
84%
347

Male
16%
69

43%

313
students

Female
93%
288

Male
7%
25

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Student Break-down

7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
78%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

98%

Transfer applicants accepted

46%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.20
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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