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Mount Mercy College Demographics & Diversity

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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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 Mount Mercy College are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has very low racial diversity. 19% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Mount Mercy University students
Race Percent of Students
White 81%
Black 7%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 3%
Race Unknown 3%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 111% more female students than male students enrolled at Mount Mercy University with a gender ratio of 68% women to 32% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Mount Mercy College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Mount Mercy University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 32%
Women 68%
Enrollment by gender for Mount Mercy University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 590
Women 1,245

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Mount Mercy College serves a very low number of students outside of Iowa, with 79 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Mount Mercy University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 79%
Out of State 18%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$61,693 per year

38% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 36.8%
Part time Undergrads 37.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=154013 IPEDS survey data for Mount Mercy University.