Mercy College of Health Sciences
928 Sixth Ave, Des Moines, IA
- FAFSA School Code: 006273
- Phone: (515) 643-3180
- School Homepage
- Phone: (515) 643-6682
- Admissions Page
Financial Aid Office
- Phone: (515) 643-6611
- Financial Aid Page
Mercy College of Health Science in Des Moines, Iowa has over 100 years of healthcare training. If you are looking to join some of the nation's best healthcare workers, then check out the education that Mercy College in Iowa has to offer. Associate degree programs are available in fields like Physical Therapy, Nursing, and Medical Assisting. Mercy College is part of Mercy Medical Center, a small private non-profit Catholic hospital.
MCHS maintains dozens of relationships with local medical facilities to provide real-world training for their students. In addition to the hospital, Mercy Medical Center operates several clinics where students get hands-on training interacting with real patients.
The Des Moines area is home to tons of restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and cultural attractions. Students can enjoy outdoor activities also such as bike riding and hiking, or taking a trip to the local zoo or farmer's market.
Less than 700 students per year are enrolled into Mercy College's health programs which include training in these rewarding and in-demand careers:
- Emergency Medical Services
- Health Care Administration
- Health Science (Pre Med)
- Nuclear Medicine Technology
- Nursing (ASN)
- [RN to BSN] Nursing
- Polysomnographic [Sleep] Technology
Certificate programs are also available; some can have you starting a new career in as little as seven weeks! Tuition prices vary depending on the program, but most short-term certificate programs cost less than $1,000.
Counseling and tutoring services are available to students if they are experiencing personal or academic difficulties.Start on the path to your new career today! http://www.mchs.edu/admissions.cfm
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Find more information about available programs offered by Mercy College of Health Sciences by clicking the request information button to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)
Health and Clinical Professions
- Nursing (A, B)
- Nursing Assistant (C)
- Emergency Medical Technology (C)
- Ultrasound Technician (A)
- Radiology Technician (A)
- Physical Therapist Assistant (A)
- Polysomnography (A, C)
- Medical Assistant (A, C)
- Clinical Laboratory Science (C)
- Surgical Technologist (C)
- Nuclear Medical Technology (C)
- Healthcare Administration (B)
- Health Services (B)
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The overall cost students will pay at Mercy College of Health Sciences is approximately $13,200 after scholarships, grants and other forms of aid are taken into consideration. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance visit the net price calculator. The financial aid department provides information and resources for students seeking out financial options. Their phone number is (515) 643-6611. The figures listed are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.
Tuition & Fees Information
- The estimated tuition range is around $14,000-$17,000 per year
- Part time students are estimated to pay about $500 to $600 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||94%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||77%||$10,515|
|Receiving Student Loans||84%||$10,192|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 4%.
Other Healthcare or Nursing Schools Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Mercy College of Health Sciences.
- Iowa Health - Des Moines School of Radiologic Technology in Des Moines, IA (0.5 miles away)
- Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health in Omaha, NE (128 miles away)
- St Luke's College in Sioux City, IA (156 miles away)
- Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences in Rock Island, IL (158 miles away)
- Blessing Rieman College of Nursing in Quincy, IL (163 miles away)
IPEDS Survey 2008-2011: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.