Mount Mercy University

1330 Elmhurst Dr NE - Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
  • Region: Plains States
  • Campus Setting: City
  • Size: Small

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 1,600 students, Mount Mercy offers degrees in over 45 majors, 19 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, hilltop 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.

96 percent of our graduates are employed or in graduate and professional programs within 9 months of graduation.  U.S. News & World Report named Mount Mercy, Iowa's #1 Online Bachelor's Program in 2020. MMU has recently been named Money magazine's  'Top private college in Iowa' and a top 150 “best colleges” in the nation.  In addition, Mount Mercy University continues to be named a 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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About Mount Mercy University

Mount Mercy University, located in beautiful Cedar Rapids, Iowa, offers students a fulfilling education, promising people of all backgrounds solid preparation for a changing world. Our 1,600+ students come from around the globe, creating a vibrant, diverse, and open-minded campus community.

Mission Statement

Mount Mercy is a Catholic University that provides student-focused education in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy and welcomes people of all beliefs to join our community in pursuit of baccalaureate and graduate education and compassionate service to those in need.  We strive for excellence in accomplishing our mission through four interdependent goals: using reflective judgment, engaging in strategic communication, serving the common good, and promoting purposeful living.As members of the Mount Mercy University community, grounded in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy and our Catholic identity, we are committed to: lifelong learning and education of the whole person, pursuit of truth and dignity, commitment to students, justice, gratitude, hospitality, and service.See more at: