About Us



Mercy College of Health Sciences is a health science specialty school. Located in Des Moines, Iowa, Mercy College offers unique hands-on learning, unparalleled clinical rotations, and accelerated education. With 13 academic programs offering bachelor's and associate degrees, certificates, and continuing education courses, our students are prepared to enter the workforce quickly with the critical skills necessary to make an immediate impact in their chosen careers. For over 100 years, students have come to Mercy College and been transformed into successful healthcare professionals, so yeah — we know a thing or two about health science education.

Our Legacy

With roots dating back to 1899, the Mercy College of Health Sciences legacy spans over 120+ years of providing high-quality healthcare education. Learn more about our history.



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Learn about our generous transfer credit acceptance. We accept up to 90 credits to be applied towards your bachelor's degree!

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Mercy College is a Catholic, accredited, nonprofit institution of higher learning.