News Archive : Academic Excellence

July 12, 2017 - 9:57am
Mount Mercy University was ranked highest among all Iowa colleges on MONEY magazine’s 2017 Best Colleges For Your Money list. The annual list puts Mount Mercy at No. 87 in the nation among 711 schools, 50 spots higher than in 2016. Rankings are based on 27 factors in three equally-weighted categories: educational quality, affordability, and alumni success. Mount Mercy also stood out in MONEY’s rankings for overall quality.
October 7, 2016 - 10:06am
Mount Mercy University was ranked No. 29 in the Best Bang for the Buck – Midwest category by Washington Monthly’s 2016 College Guide and Rankings. The ranking evaluates colleges on price, quality and outcomes, ensuring students an affordable price for an excellent education that will advance them in their careers.
September 19, 2016 - 8:45am
Collaboration aimed at addressing challenges in higher education Vanessa Miller, The Gazette For the first time since their founding — which for Loras College dates back to 1839 — Iowa’s six private Catholic colleges have formed a collegiate association aimed at finding new ways to collaborate and address “the ever-changing issues facing private colleges and universities.” (Keep reading on TheGazette.com…)
September 16, 2016 - 3:17pm
By ROB DILLARD, Iowa Public Radio The six Catholic colleges in the state are banding together to address the challenges facing private higher education. The Iowa Catholic Collegiate Association will explore possible joint ventures and shared programs [Keep reading…]
September 16, 2016 - 12:21pm
The six Catholic colleges in Iowa have formed the Iowa Catholic Collegiate Association to collaborate and find innovative ways to address the ever-changing issues facing private colleges and universities.
September 2, 2016 - 11:05am
Mount Mercy University began its 2016-17 academic year with the largest enrollment in the university’s nearly 90 year history—an estimated total of 1886 students. The fall 2016 student body is on track to set records in number of traditional freshmen, residential students, student-athletes, new online students and international students.
Photo: Student with long, blonde hair faces away from the camera, looking across a reflecting pond toward the grotto on Mount Mercy's campus.
July 19, 2016 - 9:48am
Mount Mercy University has developed a new program to improve graduation rates for low-income, first generation students. The initiative, named Project Connect, will launch Fall 2017 thanks to a $310,000 grant from the Chicago-based Caerus Foundation.

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