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Mercy College of Health Sciences Demographics & Diversity

Des Moines, Iowa

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Mercy College of Health Sciences are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has very low racial diversity. 15% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Mercy College of Health Sciences students
Race Percent of Students
White 85%
Black 6%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 0%
Race Unknown 1%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Extremely Low

There are 573% more female students than male students enrolled at Mercy College of Health Sciences with a gender ratio of 87% women to 13% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Mercy College of Health Sciences has a significantly lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is not inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Mercy College of Health Sciences students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 13%
Women 87%
Enrollment by gender for Mercy College of Health Sciences students
Gender Number of Students
Men 94
Women 633

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Mercy College of Health Sciences serves a very low number of students outside of Iowa, with 93 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Mercy College of Health Sciences students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 93%
Out of State 7%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$62,864 per year

52% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
727
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 46.1%
Part time Undergrads 43.7%

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