September 17, 2020

Mount Mercy University ranks high in social mobility on U.S. News & World Report

Mount Mercy University is a top ranked university in social mobility, value, and veteran education.

Mount Mercy was ranked #25 in Top Performers on Social Mobility (Regional Universities Midwest) by U.S. News & World Report. The university was also ranked #33 in Best Colleges for Veterans (Regional Universities Midwest), #50 in Best Value Schools (Regional Universities Midwest), and #51 in 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 social mobility, meaning that Mount Mercy enrolls and graduates a large number of disadvantaged students, typically also awarded Pell Grants.

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy nearly 100 years ago, Mount Mercy excels at meeting the needs of our students through academic excellence and compassionate service. The rankings by the U.S. News & World Report reflect our commitment to students.

Dr. Tim Laurent
Interim President

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

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