Institutional Research

It is the goal of the Institutional Research Office to provide reliable and accurate data and information in a timely manner, on a regular basis.

The Institutional Research Office respects and guards individual privacy within guidelines of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Mount Mercy Fast Facts — 2016
Total Headcount 1,886
Traditional Program 1,177
Accelerated Program 263
Graduate Program 306
Online Program 140
Student/Faculty Ratio 14:1
Percent Faculty Terminal Degrees 64%
Full-time Faculty 89
Residential Students 497
2015-16 Number of Graduates (Aug-June) 530
Total Fulltime Equivalent (FTE) 1,606
Fast Facts — Fall 2016
Retention Rate - Fall 2015 Freshmen Cohort 71.6%
Retention Rate - Fall 2015 Transfer Cohort 82%
International Students Enrolled 68
Percentage of Occupancy - Residential Housing 82%
Fast Facts — 2015-2016 Academic Year
Number of Student Athletes 362
Percentage of Student Athletes in Freshmen Cohort 47.8%
Total Alumni Donors 1,434
Institutional Financial Aid to Students (Grants) $13,981,515


Lori Heying
Executive Director of Institutional Research