Mercy College of Health Sciences (MCHS)

Des Moines, IA

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Mercy College of Health Sciences

Mercy College of Health Sciences

Mercy College of Health Sciences Student Essentials

Mercy College of Health Sciences Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Mid-size City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Website: www.mchs.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: No
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $14,460
Out-of-State Tuition: $14,460
Retention Rate: 50%
Enrollment: 1,097
Year Established: 1899

About MCHS

The Mercy College of Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa, offers health care students a variety of specialized career training programs in fields like nursing, radiologic technology and sleep technology.

Mercy College is one of the only institutions in Iowa that offers academics for sleep technicians. Its other programs include:

  • Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Health Care Administration

Students also have the opportunity to complete liberal arts and science courses, which may be used to transfer to other institutions of higher learning.

No matter which career path you choose, you will receive an exceptional education. Mercy College ensures that all programs utilize only the most advanced medical technology so that its graduates can uphold the college’s impressive national certification pass rate.

Your education will be a combination of classroom study and hands-on training. Class sizes are kept small so that your instructors, also certified professionals, can provide you with the personalized attention you need to fully prepare for your future.

To be considered eligible for Mercy College, students must have maintained a high school GPA of at least 2.25 or scored 18 or higher on the ACT.

Mercy College offers financial aid through Iowa state and federal grant, scholarship and loan programs to students who demonstrate need.

MCHS Map & Location

Mercy College of Health Sciences
928 Sixth Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309


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Getting Around MCHS

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

8/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Des Moines, IA

Winter
Dec
34
18
Jan
31
14
Feb
36
19
Spring
Mar
49
30
Apr
62
41
May
72
52
Summer
Jun
82
62
Jul
86
67
Aug
84
65
Fall
Sep
76
55
Oct
63
43
Nov
48
31

MCHS Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 1,097
Freshman Class 43
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 1,097

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 3%
  • African American: 4%
  • Caucasian: 84%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Unknown and Other: 6%
Latino 3%
African American 4%
Caucasian 84%
Asian 3%
Unknown and Other 6%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 79%
Part-Time 21%
Women 91%
Men 9%
International 0%
Domestic 100%

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Mercy College of Health Sciences

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