Mount Mercy University is a private, Catholic college located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa – a thriving city of 140,000. Founded in 1928 by the Sisters of Mercy, the university is dedicated to academic excellence, compassionate service and community engagement. Our students, faculty and staff give more than 17,000 hours to service every year.
With nearly 1,900 students, Mount Mercy offers degrees in over 45 majors, 18 NAIA varsity athletic teams and 40+ clubs and organizations. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, Biology, Education and Criminal Justice.
Students should expect to be engaged by small classes and individualized attention from accomplished professors on our lovely, safe, wooded campus in the heart of historic Cedar Rapids. Mount Mercy students experience a balance of liberal arts excellence with career preparation that helps them achieve a successful and meaningful life. Hands-on, experiential learning is the core of a Mount Mercy education.
97 percent of our graduates are employed or in graduate and professional programs within 9 months of graduation. In 2016, Money magazine named Mount Mercy the top private college in Iowa and a top 150 “best colleges” in the nation. Mount Mercy University was also named a 2018–19 College of Distinction based on engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities, and successful outcomes. Additionally, this recognition was presented in programs of business, education and nursing.
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Whitworth University Joins SAGE Tuition Rewards
posted March 13, 2020
Whitworth University, a highly-rated Christian university that invites asking questions of faith and exploration of different points of view, equipping students to serve and succeed in a diverse and evolving world, has joined the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program.
Flocking to the 200-acre Spokane, Washington campus from 30 states and 42 countries, Whitworth attracts more than 2,200 undergraduate students. The University has...
Friends University Joins SAGE Tuition Rewards
posted March 13, 2020
Friends University, a non-denominational Christian university of Quaker heritage founded in 1898, has become the 7th Kansas private college to join the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program.
A community that fosters personal growth and personal achievement, Friends offers its 1,150 undergraduates a choice of more than 60 bachelor's degree programs, including unique programs from ballet to conservation science to cybersecurity to...
Concordia University Ann Arbor Joins SAGE Tuition Rewards
posted March 12, 2020
Concordia University Ann Arbor, a Lutheran liberal arts university located on the banks of the Huron River, three miles from the city center, has joined the SAGE Tuition Rewards program. SAGE students now have 15 private college options in Michigan.
One of the fastest-growing private universities in the Midwest, CUAA is home to 1,200 undergraduate and graduate students on a sprawling, 187-acre central campus, with an additional...
Cornish College of the Arts Joins SAGE Scholars
posted February 12, 2020
Cornish College of the Arts, committed to empowering the next generation of artists, citizens and innovators, has joined the SAGE Scholars consortium of private colleges & universities. With 14 colleges devoted exclusively to the arts, SAGE students enjoy a range of fantastic artistic options.
Residing in the heart of Seattle, Cornish is ranked in the top 2.5% of "Best College Locations in America" by Niche. Cornish is surrounded by...