Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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Mount Mercy University is one of the thirty-three private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Iowa. The campus is located in an urban area, in Cedar Rapids.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,848 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 239 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 179 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 75%). Every year 58% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Mount Mercy University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $30,382, and fees were $200. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $30,382 and $200 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students1,848
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate75%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Master's degree 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 94.1%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
07/01/1949 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/20/2002 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/26/2012 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
ACT19 to 24
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) 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.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$920/credit
In State Students$920/credit
Out of State Students$920/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$490/credit
In State Students$490/credit
Out of State Students$490/credit

Tuition Estimates

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
LPN 45 $41,400 $41,400 $41,400
ADN 70 $64,400 $64,400 $64,400
BSN 125 $115,000 $115,000 $115,000
FNP 50 $24,500 $24,500 $24,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
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.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of Mount Mercy University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 38% $4,119
Other Federal Grant 20% $553
State Grant & Scholarships 51% $5,270
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $16,436
Federal Student Loans 84% $8,831
Private Loans 13% $9,568


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$17,918
$30,001 to $48,000$17,345
$48,001 to $75,000$20,574
$75,001 to $110,000$21,326
Over $110,000$23,788

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Iowa state board of nursing.
Mount Mercy University
1330 Elmhurst Dr NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

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