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June 26, 2020

Mount Mercy University named a College of Distinction based on engaged community, successful outcomes

cod-badge.jpgMount Mercy University was named a 2020–21 College of Distinction based on engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities, and successful outcomes. The university also received program-specific recognition in business, education and nursing.

Today’s job market is growing more complex every day, requiring the modern worker to be not only knowledgeable, but also apt at communication and vigilant in the face of new challenges. Mount Mercy’s curriculum has worked to meet these needs, preparing its students to take on the post-graduate world through an education that reaches far beyond the basics.

“Mount Mercy is known for our academic excellence and compassionate service,” said Joe Slocum, dean of admissions. “Our students are getting hands-on experience through internships, clinicals and volunteer work, which has led to 98% of our graduates being employed full-time or in graduate school within six months of graduation.”

Colleges of Distinction grants the awards after a comprehensive vetting process, individually selecting schools based on such qualities as accreditation, breadth of program and a track record for success.

Colleges of Distinction has spent nearly two decades advocating for institutions that prioritize the overall undergraduate experience with a hands-on, thorough liberal arts education. Its unique selection process evaluates each school holistically, going beyond typical rankings lists to acknowledge the everyday opportunities for students to engage actively with their peers, professors and respective areas of study. As a trusted, one-of-a-kind resource, Colleges of Distinction is now awarding further accolades to help prospective students find the best-fit school for them.

To find more information about the innovative learning experiences Mount Mercy offers, visit the Colleges of Distinction website.