Mercy College is proud of the institutional and individual program accrediting bodies by which it is accredited or approved.
Mercy College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Higher Learning Commission
230 S LaSalle St #7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: (800) 621-7440
Medical Assisting - MA
Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP)
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: (727) 210-2350
Bachelor of Science in Nursing - BSN
Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 887-6791
Approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing (IBON)
Iowa Board of Nursing
400 SW 8th St, Suite B
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: (515) 281-3255
State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)
If a student will be located outside the state of Iowa while enrolled and taking classes at Mercy College, the College must be authorized to deliver the education by the state in which the student will be located.
Mercy College complies with the authorization requirement as a participant under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), an agreement among member states that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. SARA is overseen by a National Council and administered by regional education compacts. The regional compact of which the state of Iowa is a member is the Midwest Higher Education Compact. The state of Iowa became a member of SARA on June 1, 2015, and assigned administrative responsibility for the program to the Iowa College Student Aid Commission which may be contacted at:
Iowa College Student Aid Commission
Students may contact the Commission to make an inquiry about Mercy College or to file a complaint. Not all states are members of SARA; membership and school participation may change. If you are located in a state other than Iowa and wish to enroll in one of our online offerings, please contact us before enrolling to determine if we are able to offer online courses in your state. Email your inquiry to email@example.com or call (515) 643-6715.
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