Mercy College of Health Sciences Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#7775 of 14,131 In the World
#1998 of 2,597 In North America
#1907 of 2,496 In the United States
#34 of 39 In Iowa
#4 of 4 In Des Moines

Quick Review

Religion
Roman Catholic
Acceptance rate
92%
Average ACT
22
Avg. cost to attend
$21,339 /y
Aid receiving
91%
Undergraduates
869
Male:Female Ratio
14:86
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree
Website
mchs.edu

Mercy College of Health Sciences Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 92% 94% 91%
Applicants 120 16 104
Admissions 110 15 95
Freshmen enrolled full time 26 5 21
Freshmen enrolled part time 10 10

494 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

210 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
8 or 22%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 19
or below

75% of them
had 24
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in the Mercy College of Health Sciences are 19-24 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
College-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 609 (70%)
Black or African American 71 (8%)
Hispanic 65 (8%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 57 (7%)
Asian 48 (6%)
Two or more races 9 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 3 (0.3%)
Nonresident Alien 1 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 1 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$21,339/year
Average aid awarded
$7,671
Students receiving aid
91%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $18,897
$30-48K $19,070
$48-75K $21,743
$75-110K $26,149
$110K+ $28,768

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district $18,332
Tuition in-state $18,332
Tuition out-of-state $18,332

Mercy College of Health Sciences Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 31 189
Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 11
Radiologic Technology & Science - Radiographer 10
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 10
Pre-Medicine & Pre-Medical Studies 4
Physical Therapy Assistant 3
Emergency Medical Technology & Technician (EMT Paramedic) 2
Medical & Clinical Assistant 2
Grand Total 59 203
Total Women
Graduation rate 51% 54%
  • Full-time retention rate - 62%
  • Part-time retention rate - 33%

Publications & Citations

Publications
14
Citations
114

Publication / Citation count by topic

Medicine
8 / 93
Nursing
3 / 80
Biology
3 / 0
Oncology and Cancer research
2 / 0
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
2 / 14
Health Science
2 / 28
Family medicine
2 / 13
Business
1 / 16
Demography
1 / 13
Biophysics
1 / 0
Pharmacy
1 / 13
Actuarial Science
1 / 16
Law
1 / 1
Physics
1 / 0
Economics
1 / 16
Chemistry
1 / 13
Mathematics
1 / 16
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
1 / 0
Sociology
1 / 1

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
2001 0 2
2002 0 2
2003 0 1
2004 1 3
2005 0 2
2006 1 3
2007 0 5
2008 1 3
2009 1 3
2010 0 9
2011 0 2
2012 2 10
2013 2 23
2014 0 8
2015 0 13
2016 1 14
2017 1 14
2018 2 7
2019 0 14
2020 0 4
2021 4 7

General info

Founded 1899
Academic Calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 135
Carnegie Classification Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools

Location and Contacts

Address 928 6th Ave
Des Moines, Iowa, 50309-1239
United States
City population 214,000
Phone 5156433180

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