Mercy College of Health Sciences in Des Moines

Des Moines, IA

(Rating 2.6 based on 5 reviews)
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Overview

Mercy College of Health Sciences offers 63-degree programs and 9 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 9:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 97%. 12.3% are women, and 87.7% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Mercy College of Health Sciences is 19631$, that is above national average. 38% of full-time Mercy College of Health Sciences students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $46,700, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Mercy College of Health Sciences is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$19,631
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Mercy College of Health Sciences students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$17,604
$30,001 - $48,000$17,054
$48,001 - $75,000$21,431
$75,001 - $110,000$22,751
$110,001+$24,842

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Admission test scores

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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5%

Types of financial aids

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532 of Mercy College of Health Sciences undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 69 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Mercy College of Health Sciences number 44 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Iowa.

Students at Mercy College of Health Sciences awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending

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$46,700

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services

4%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Mercy College of Health Sciences.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Graduation Rate

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38%
BELOW AVERAGE

Mercy College of Health Sciences graduation rate is below the national average.

38% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Mercy College of Health Sciences completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

2 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Admission test scores

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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97%

In comparison to National Average

Mercy College of Health Sciences acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 70%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 27%.

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97%
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In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 66%, so Mercy College of Health Sciences acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 31%.

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97%
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Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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79%

Total

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69%

Full time

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10%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

67%

Part-time retention rate

0%

The Mercy College of Health Sciences full-time retention rate is 67% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school has quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Mercy College of Health Sciences is 9:1, that means that for every 9 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

9:1
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Men/Women

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Mercy College of Health Sciences the biggest percent of students are enrolled in some but not all distance education courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Mercy College of Health Sciences and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Iowa.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 928 Sixth Ave address in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Mercy College of Health Sciences with 0.13% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Main Campus is motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Mercy College of Health Sciences offers 63 programs in total: 27 are for Associate's degree, 15 - for Bachelor's degree, 15 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 6 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 92 universities in Iowa state. Mercy College of Health Sciences is one of the few institutions in Iowa that offers an Associate's degree program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 9 distance learning programs that are offered in the Mercy College of Health Sciences: 6 are for Bachelor's degree and 3 are Associate's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Iowa state average data to help you compare.

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Mercy College of Health Sciences provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 744 students with 22323 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Mercy College of Health Sciences

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

This school is a joke and a waste of money

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

WORST SCHOOL EVER! DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME AND PRECIOUS MONEY ON THIS JOKE OF A SCHOOL!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

My experience at MCHS was great. I transferred 2 years worth of credits into my bachelors degree program and had little to no hassles at all. My academic advisor was always very helpful and knowledgeable and I will forever remember all of the positive experiences I had with each of my professors. This school was not easy and definitely pushes you to your limits. It is challenging and not meant for those that give up easily.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

This school is only a third the size of my high school and somehow administrators and staff still cannot run it and keep things organized. I was told when transferring that 33 of my previously earned credits (only 1 year previous) would transfer to my new program at Mercy, but when I got here the registrar told me that only 6 credits would transfer. Her words were "Well, I just told you those other credits would transfer in case you got here and didn't like that program. They will transfer for any of the other programs." So I am now retaking every general education class (math, psych, sociology) because "these courses are more medically based here at Mercy." Really? Math is more medical? Okay. Secondly, I have been attending this school for almost a year now and just last week my advisor emails me welcoming me and asking if I needed any help scheduling my classes. Thanks. Safe to say this is my last semester at Mercy. I advise you do not attend this school. What a waste of money.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I started out at DMACC but it was going to take too long to get into the program, so I went to Mercy. My teachers were much more involved with my learning and although it is a hard program, I did it! I still keep in touch with a couple of my teachers even though I live out of state now, and I had no problems finding a job. I recommend going here.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 928 Sixth Ave

Place:

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +5156433180

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: mchs.edu

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