Fast Facts

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Main Campus
1330 Elmhurst Drive NE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

Maps & Directions

CRST International
Graduate Center
1650 Matterhorn Drive NE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

Robert W. Plaster
Athletic Complex
651 19th Street NE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

  • Virtual Tour
  • Main campus is located on 40 wooded acres in the heart of historic Cedar Rapids.
  • By car: 30 minutes from Iowa City, 4 hours from Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Omaha and St. Louis.

Institution Type

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate Degrees

Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Strategic Leadership, Master of Marriage and Family Therapy, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • 2 graduate online programs



  • 1,848 (Fall 2017)
  • 68% female, 32% male
  • 14.5% ethnically diverse students
  • Student/Faculty Ratio 15:1
  • 69 international students from more than 30 different countries


  • 83 full-time faculty; 77 part-time
  • 67.5% of faculty hold a terminal degree in their fields

Alumni Outcomes

  • 96% of alumni are employed or in graduate school within nine months of graduation.
  • More than 14,000 living Mount Mercy alumni reside in each of the 50 United States, and more than 25 countries throughout the world such as Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Eritrea, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Micronesia, New Zealand, Serbia, Sweden, United Kingdom, and Venezuela. Mount Mercy alumni serve as resources for current students and are easily accessible, since 76 percent of our graduates reside in Iowa and 44 percent live in Linn County.

Academic Calendar

Costs (2018–2019)

Academic Distinctions

Student Life

  • Nine academic and residential buildings, including new outdoor and renovated indoor athletic facilities.
  • Our nationally ranked Enactus team finished fourth in the 2017 national competition and are named regional champions with remarkable frequency.

Visit Campus


  • Address — 1330 Elmhurst Drive NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402
  • Telephone — 319-363-8213 or 800-248-4504 (Admissions & Financial Aid)
  • E-mail —
  • Directory

Cedar Rapids

  • Cedar Rapids ranks 2nd in the nation for overall quality of life by Outlook magazine including #1 safest place to live and #2 favorable drive times
  • Cedar Rapids and Iowa City recognized as “Best Places for Businesses and Careers” by Forbes magazine. Cedar Rapids ranked number 13 out of the nation’s two hundred largest metropolitan statistical areas
  • Cedar Rapids ranked number 23 for projected job growth by Forbes magazine 
  • Cedar Rapids receives the highest rating possible for quality of life from Expansion Management
  • Cedar Rapids in the top 12 cities in the U.S. for places to locate a company according to Expansion magazine