Mount Mercy places in U.S. News & World Report

Mount Mercy College has been named one of the Best Midwest Colleges in the 2011 edition of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News Media Group. Mount Mercy is ranked 24th this year. The exclusive rankings, which include more than 1,400 schools nationwide, will be published in the September issue of the U.S. News & World Report magazine, on newsstands starting August 24.

Mount Mercy is one of seven Iowa institutions to be ranked in the Midwest Regional Colleges category.

 “We are proud that U.S. News and World Report has recognized Mount Mercy as one of the best colleges in the Midwest,” says Mount Mercy President Christopher Blake. “It is our continued mission to provide students with the best opportunities in dynamic programs and professional career preparation – providing our traditional, graduate, and adult students with values-driven education and faith-inspired learning.”

Over the past 27 years, the U.S. News college rankings, which groups schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, has grown to be the most comprehensive research tool for students and parents considering higher education opportunities. The America’s Best Colleges ranking package, which includes extensive editorial content and multimedia resources, has helped families navigate the difficult decisions involved throughout the college process, from college admission and selection to financing options. 

The 2011 America’s Best Colleges features the established rankings of the Best National Universities, Best Liberal Arts Colleges, and Best Historically Black Colleges, and includes rankings of Best Colleges for Financial Aid, A+ Schools for B Students, and Up-and-Coming Schools. For more information about America’s Best Colleges, visit

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