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Mount Mercy University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Mount Mercy University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Mount Mercy University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Mount Mercy University was awarded 12 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general business/commerce.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Mount Mercy as #700 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 31 colleges in Iowa, Mount Mercy is ranked at #17.

See all of the rankings for Mount Mercy University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Mount Mercy?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Mount Mercy University is a competitive 57%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

Mount Mercy received ACT scores from 97% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Mount Mercy University  ( 19 to 24 )

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Mount Mercy University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Mount Mercy University is about average at 15 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Mount Mercy University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Mount Mercy University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Mount Mercy University has a freshmen retention rate of 75%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  75 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Mount Mercy the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 51%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  51 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Mount Mercy University.

Below Average Overall Diversity at Mount Mercy

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,517 undergraduates at Mount Mercy with 1,083 being full-time and 434 being part-time.

Mount Mercy Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Mount Mercy is 32.31 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  32.31 out of 100
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How Much Does Mount Mercy University Cost?

The overall average net price of Mount Mercy is $20,988. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Mount Mercy

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$17,761 $16,261 $20,981 $22,138 $24,306

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Mount Mercy, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Mount Mercy, approximately 80% of students took out student loans averaging $11,176 a year. That adds up to $44,704 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Mount Mercy is 3.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Mount Mercy Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Mount Mercy make about $45,300 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Mount Mercy students since it is 14% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Mount Mercy University make the most money.

Location of Mount Mercy University

Mount Mercy University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Location of Mount Mercy University

Contact details for Mount Mercy are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1330 Elmhurst Dr Ne, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-4797
Phone: 319-363-8213

Mount Mercy University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 47 majors graduated from Mount Mercy University. Of these students, 493 received undergraduate degrees and 137 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 117 $56,200
Human Resource Management 41 $41,300
General Business/Commerce 40 $56,100
Teacher Education Grade Specific 39 $36,300
Business Administration & Management 39 $38,000
Finance & Financial Management 25 $45,800
Social Work 20 NA
General Psychology 19 NA
General Biology 16 NA
Marketing 15 $38,700

Learn more about the majors offered at Mount Mercy University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Mount Mercy

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 495 students took at least one online class at Mount Mercy University. This is an increase from the 375 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 495 233
2016-2017 375 187
2015-2016 311 133
2014-2015 217 75
2013-2014 35 20

Learn more about online learning at Mount Mercy University.


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