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Mercy College Celebrates Record Fall Enrollment

November 15, 2018

(Des Moines, IA) — Mercy College of Health Sciences celebrates a record number of students who applied for admittance for the fall 2018 semester. Applications totaled 1,054, an 8.5% increase over 2017. 

252 of those applicants enrolled at Mercy College resulting in the second largest new student enrollment for any term in the college’s history.

“There is great need for healthcare professionals in our communities and across the country,” Mercy College President, Dr. Douglas Fiore remarked. “Our unique community partnerships enable us to provide students with the necessary education and clinical rotations. With our history dating back to 1899, it’s hard to break records, but we look forward to exceeding enrollment targets for terms to come.”

As of early November, spring applications and new student projections are expected to exceed past historical records. 

The spring semester starts January 7, 2019 and applications are still being accepted. 

About Mercy College of Health Sciences

Mercy College of Health Sciences is the only private Catholic college in central Iowa and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Located in downtown Des Moines, Mercy College prepares graduates for service and leadership in the healthcare community with a wide-range of bachelor, associate, and certificate programs. Mercy College’s liberal arts and sciences education develops compassionate caregivers and leaders.

Visit www.mchs.edu or call (515) 643-3180 to learn more.