Private 4 Year

Mercy College of Health Sciences

Des Moines, Iowa

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Mercy College of Health Sciences overview
Location Des Moines, Iowa
Online mchs.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Mercy College of Health Sciences overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad
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Mercy College of Health Sciences, located in Des Moines, Iowa, offers a specialized focus on health science education and is proximate to the capital's bustling metropolitan area. Established in 1899 by the Sisters of Mercy, the institution has built a rich heritage of integrating liberal arts and sciences with professional preparation in health care fields. The campus radiates a serene environment in an urban setting, accommodating a blend of modern and historical architecture. The college extends a range of healthcare-centric programs, with its nursing and allied health programs being particularly noted. Mercy College has an inclusive admissions policy. While student housing is not offered on campus, the college supports students in finding housing within the city. Mercy College of Health Sciences concentrates primarily on academics and professional development and does not emphasize collegiate athletics.

In the most recent statistical year 152 prospective students applied, and 147 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 69 enrolled in the school.  457 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 454 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $16,632 plus fees of $0.












Mercy College of Health Sciences is rated within the top 46% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

Mercy College of Health Sciences overview
ACT 19/24
Estimated GPA 3.12

Applications Accepted

Mercy College of Health Sciences overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Mercy College of Health Sciences
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,800
Other Fees$0
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $7,410
Budget for Other Expenses$6,574
Total One Year Cost$32,416

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$47,400 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Mercy College of Health Sciences students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 100%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153977 IPEDS survey data for Mercy College of Health Sciences.

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