Tuition & Fees

$17,952

$17,952

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

24-29
23%
18-23
62%
12-17
15%
24-29
23%
18-23
51%
12-17
26%
24-29
28%
18-23
62%
12-17
10%
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undergraduateRatios

13%

male

87%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Admissions Data Not Reported

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Private (nonprofit)

771

undergraduate students

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Lists & Rankings

Mercy College of Health Sciences does not appear on any Lists or Rankings

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 771
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)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

Des Moines, IA

Campus in Des Moines (population: 215,472). 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

24-29
23%
18-23
62%
12-17
15%
24-29
23%
18-23
51%
12-17
26%
24-29
28%
18-23
62%
12-17
10%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted no
Application deadline July 15
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

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

Heather Gaumer
Admissions Manager
P: 800 637-2994, extension 3-6715
F: 515 643-6702
admissions@mchs.edu

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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

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Dual degrees
  • Weekend College

771

total students

99%

in-state

1%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

771
students

Female
87%
673

Male
13%
98

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

61%

472
students

Female
86%
404

Male
14%
68

39%

299
students

Female
90%
269

Male
10%
30

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Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

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 Application Deadlines

Fall: August 15

Spring: December 16

Summer: April 14

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

9

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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