MMU ranked high in social mobility on U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges list

#15 Top Performer on Social Mobility

Mount Mercy University was ranked #15 in Top Performers on Social Mobility (Regional Universities Midwest) on the recent U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges ranking. The university was also ranked #40 in Regional Universities Midwest, #26 in Best Colleges for Veterans (Regional Universities Midwest), and #37 in Best Value Schools (Regional Universities Midwest).

Based on nine factors—student outcomes, graduation and retention rates, social mobility, faculty resources, expert opinion, financial resources, student excellence, and alumni giving—Mount Mercy was ranked a top performer in enrolling and graduating a large number of disadvantaged students awarded Pell Grants.

“Our institution was founded on Mercy, which the rankings reflect,” said University President Laurie Hamen. “Mount Mercy’s focus on social justice and dedication to academic excellence, compassionate service and successful student outcomes empower our students to succeed.”

Mount Mercy delivers an excellent liberal arts and professional education, while consistently offering generous financial support and career preparation. The Catherine McAuley Scholarship is just one example, providing free tuition to Iowa students whose annual family income is $50,000 or less.

Distinctive programs are offered in undergraduate, graduate, online and accelerated formats, providing prospective students a clear and affordable path to a quality education and future success.

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