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Mercy College of Health Sciences

Des Moines , IA

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Mercy College of Health Sciences


Mercy College of Health Sciences is a 4-year institution located in Des Moines, IA, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 921 Sixth Avenue
Des Moines, IA  50309-1200
United States
Contact Heather Gaumer
Director of Admissions
Phone: 515-643-6604
Fax: 515-643-6698

Majors & Degrees

Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Diagnostic Medical Sonography And Ultrasound Technology Checkmark
Emergency Medical Technology (EMT Paramedic) Checkmark
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences Checkmark
Health/health-care Administration Checkmark
Medical Informatics Checkmark
Medical/clinical Assistant Checkmark
Physical Therapy Technology Checkmark
Premedical Studies Checkmark
Public Health Checkmark
Radiologic Technology/science Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark Checkmark
Surgical Technology Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark Checkmark

Tuition & Fees

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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes

Student Body

Total Undergrad students
Out-of-state students


Hispanic/Latino 3.76%
Black or African American 7.13%
White or Caucasian 82.49%
Asian 2.72%
Two or more races 1.56%


Male (12.71%)
Female (87.29%)

Campus Life

Student Activities

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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
President's Luncheons, Career Fair and Cultural Fair

Student Services

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Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student senate, Campus Ministry, Science Club, Mercy College Association of Nursing Students and Zeta Chi--At Large Chapter

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark


Total Faculty
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 43
Part-time - 49
Male - 19
Female - 73