Through its findings, the HLC said Mount Mercy's mission is broadly understood within the institution and serves as a guide for operations. The university was assessed through five criterion, including: mission clarity and incorporation; acting with integrity, as well as demonstrating ethical and responsible behaviors; providing a high quality education; demonstrating responsibility for quality programs; learning environment, resources, structures, and educational opportunities.
"We are delighted by the HLC's findings and consider their trust in us to offer quality higher education an honor and privilege," said Mount Mercy Board of Trustees Chairman Brandt Worley. "I am thankful to everyone who worked so diligently throughout this process. Mount Mercy has been offering quality educational opportunities for 85 years and we look forward to expanding our horizons over the next 85."