Mount Mercy College

Mount Mercy College

Mount Mercy College, often referred to as MMC, is a coeducational, private, Roman Catholic college located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States. It was founded in 1928 by the Sisters of Mercy. The college offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in various fields of liberal arts, multicultural studies, natural science, etc. The college campus spreads across 40 acres of urban land.

The college athletics teams are known as the Mustangs. The official mascot of the college is the Mustang. The students of MMC participate in intercollegiate softball, baseball, cross country, basketball, track & field, soccer, golf and volleyball. The students are also encouraged to participate in various intramural sports of their choice.

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Contacting Mount Mercy College

Mount Mercy College
1330 Elmhurst Dr NE
Cedar Rapids , IA 52402-4797
General Phone: (319) 363-8213

Mount Mercy College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management179business, business management, business administration, accounting, human resources, MIS, marketing
Nursing and Emergency Medicine73registered nursing
Education and Teaching47elementary school teaching, art education, business teaching, English teaching, math teaching, science teaching, biology teaching, history teaching
Liberal Arts31English, speech and rhetoric, interdisciplinary studies, international relations, political science, sociology, urban studies, history
Security and Law Enforcement28criminal justice and administration
Family and Social Work16social work
Therapy and Counseling11psychology
Computer Science and Engineering7computer science, computer support
Media7communication studies, journalism, digital communications, public relations
Medical Administration7health care administration, health and medical administrative
Art Studies5art studies
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy, religion
Medical Support and Technology1clinical lab tech
Design1graphic design
Conservation and Resource Management0natural resources courses

Number of programs and degrees for Mount Mercy College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree42943

Mount Mercy College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Mount Mercy College had a total enrollment of 1,506 students (1,271 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 27%
Women 73%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 86%
Black 2%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 14%
20-21 25%
22-24 19%
25-29 15%
30-34 7%
35-39 7%
40-49 10%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%

Mount Mercy College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 70 %
Part-Time 100 %

Mount Mercy College Room and Board (2007)

Mount Mercy College offers campus housing for 461 of its 1,271 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Cedar Rapids, Iowa for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Iowa Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Mount Mercy College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal480610
SAT Math460610
SAT Writing460560
ACT Verbal1924
ACT Math1924
ACT Composite2024

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT5%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT95%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Mount Mercy College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 21,125
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 21,125
Room and board $ 6,650
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 3,222

Financial Aid:
Mount Mercy College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 188000)

Mount Mercy College Faculty

Mount Mercy College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*4$74,335
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*4$74,335

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year9$64,76511$68,198
Associate professoracademic year9$52,40511$52,792
Assistant professoracademic year3$47,22516$45,597
Lectureracademic year0*7$37,163
All faculty totalacademic year21$56,96245$51,568

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Mount Mercy College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Midwest Classic Conference
Baseball Midwest Classic Conference
Track Midwest Classic Conference

Mount Mercy College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Urban Studies/Affairs

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Public Relations/Image Management

Medical Administration
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Mount Mercy College Apart:

Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 6%Mount Mercy College Number of students
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 12%Mount Mercy College Female % of student body
% of degrees in business and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Mount Mercy College % of degrees in business and management
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Mount Mercy College Dorm rooms per full-time student
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Mount Mercy College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 17%Mount Mercy College % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Mount Mercy College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)

checked Roman Catholic affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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