2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$25,345

Net Price

81%

Admitted

21%

Enrolled

60%

Graduation Rate

14/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Mount Mercy University

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 1,580. In 2021, there were 65 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #18 in Iowa and ranks #884 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

65

Total Enrollment

1,580

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, Board of Trustees

Ranking for Mount Mercy University

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#18

Iowa Rank

Combining ranking factors for 28 schools that offer psychology degrees in Iowa, Mount Mercy University ranks #18.

#884

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Mount Mercy University ranks #884.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Mount Mercy University offers General Psychology, Psychology Teacher Education and Social Work at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Marriage and Family Therapy. At the doctorate level Marriage and Family Therapy are offered.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMAPhD
General Psychology21
Marriage and Family Therapy202
Psychology Teacher Education1
Social Work21
Total Graduates43202
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 1,278 students applied to the Mount Mercy University. The university admitted 81% and 21% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Iowa universities is 4,350. On average, all Iowa institutions admit 76% and 23% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Mount Mercy University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 78%. Compared to all Iowa four or more years colleges, the percentage is 69%.

The overall graduation rate for Mount Mercy University is 60%, compared to 60% for all Iowa universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare MMU to Iowa Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Mount Mercy University to the average of all Iowa four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

MMU

1,278

Applicants

81%

Percent Admitted

21%

Percent Enrolled

78%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

60%

Graduation Rate

IA Colleges

4,350

Applicants

76%

Percent Admitted

23%

Percent Enrolled

69%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

60%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 78 or 46% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 91 or 54% part-time faculty members employed at Mount Mercy University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 78 or 46%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

MMU

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

46%

Percent Full-Time

54%

Percent Part-Time

46%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

IA Colleges

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

53%

Percent Full-Time

47%

Percent Part-Time

52%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Mount Mercy University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $35,540, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,320.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $11,106 and the average cost for graduate fees is $70.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Mount Mercy University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Mount Mercy University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$10,428
On-Campus Living Expenses$4,104
Total Living Expenses$14,532
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$35,540
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,320
Total Undergraduate Expenses$51,392
In-State, Graduate Tuition$11,106
In-State, Graduate Fees$70
Total Graduate Expenses$11,176
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Mount Mercy University is $25,345. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare Mount Mercy University to all Iowa universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

MMU

$51,392

Cost to Attend

$19,270

Average Financial Aid

100%

Percent Receiving Aid

$25,345

Net Price

IA Colleges

$37,601

Cost to Attend

$16,282

Average Financial Aid

95%

Percent Receiving Aid

$18,535

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 223 or 100%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 1,230 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $19,270.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid1,230$19,270
Pell Grants519$4,298
Federal Student Loans926$11,603
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Mount Mercy University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

MMU

1,230

Grant or Scholarship Aid

46%

Grants or Scholarships

519

Number of Pell Grants

19%

Pell Grants

926

Federal Student Loans

35%

Federal Student Loans

IA Colleges

2,522

Grant or Scholarship Aid

50%

Grants or Scholarships

980

Number of Pell Grants

19%

Pell Grants

1,563

Federal Student Loans

31%

Federal Student Loans

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