Mercy College of Health Sciences
Des Moines, IA 50309
Mercy College of Health Sciences is one of the 33 private 4-year, not-for-profit colleges in Iowa. Its campus is small in size and located in Des Moines. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.
In the 2017 fall enrollment, 35 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 13 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 38%).
Every year 35% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.
|Campus LocaleMidsize City|
|Student to Faculty Ratio9:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus Housing-|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1999 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs|
10/01/2000 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
09/29/2001 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|ACT||18 to 22|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended|
|Recommendations Neither required nor recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Considered but not required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$610/credit|
|In State Students||$610/credit|
|Out of State Students||$610/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 89% of Mercy College of Health Sciences's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||15%||$325|
|State Grant & Scholarships||52%||$4,105|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||22%||$1,464|
|Federal Student Loans||59%||$6,158|
$20,587Average Net Price/year
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$17,612|
|$30,001 to $48,000$16,133|
|$48,001 to $75,000$23,013|
|$75,001 to $110,000$23,420|
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A $400.00 nursing education merit award shall be given annually by the Iowa Department of the American Legion Auxiliary in memory of the late Mary Virginia Macrae, who served as the first ...
This scholarship is for residents of the Heartland Foundation service region, which includes the following counties: In Missouri - Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Clay, Clinton, ...
The scholarship is for college students who are seeking admission to, or have been accepted into, a baccalaureate program in nursing at an accredited Iowa or Illinois college or university ...
This scholarship is awarded to American Indian or other ethnic minority students preparing for a career in nursing, public health and/or related fields at a college or school of nursing ...
Applicant must be accepted and enrolled in an approved nursing or health care related program. Applicant must reside within the Heartland Foundation service region which includes the following ...
Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Iowa state board of nursing.