Mount Mercy ranked 24th in the Midwest Regional category, as cited in the 2012 Best Colleges guide released by U.S. News & World Report and which will be on newsstands September 20.
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"We are honored that U.S. News & World Report has recognized Mount Mercy as one of the best colleges in the Midwest," says Mount Mercy President Christopher Blake. "We are dedicated to living out our mission of providing students with an inspiring and practical education that equips all our learners – traditional, graduate and adult – to live out their values-driven education in the world around them."
With a fall 2011 enrollment of 1,824 students – the largest in the institution's history – Mount Mercy continues to grow in size and reputation, adapting to meet the changing educational needs of the Cedar Rapids and surrounding community. Mount Mercy offers baccalaureate and graduate education to more than 1,800 traditional, transfer, adult and graduate students. Popular undergraduate majors include business, education, criminal justice, nursing, and social work. Graduate programs are offered in business, education, nursing and marriage and family therapy.
Mount Mercy's combination of strong liberal arts curriculum and career preparation enables its students to become successful teachers, entrepreneurs, nurses, physicians, attorneys, law enforcement agents and other civic-minded leaders in the community.