Mount Mercy University

Private, Four-years School Located in Cedar Rapids, IA

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How much is the Mount Mercy tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Mount Mercy's tuition & fees is $39,070.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $55,130 when a student lives on-campus.

Mount Mercy Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$39,070
Books & Supplies Costs$1,320
On-campus Room & Board$10,636
On-campus Expenses$4,104
Off-campus Room & Board$8,100
Off-campus Expenses$8,032
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$41,775

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Mount Mercy for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $172,094 at Mount Mercy. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $233,194. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $132,268.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$40,591$55,542$31,737
Sophomore (2024-25)$42,171$57,336$32,604
Junior (2025-26)$43,813$59,195$33,500
Senior (2026-27)$45,519$61,121$34,426
4 Years Total$172,094$233,194$132,268
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$42,171$57,336$32,604
Sophomore (2025-26)$43,813$59,195$33,500
Junior (2026-27)$45,519$61,121$34,426
Senior (2027-28)$47,291$63,116$35,382
4 Years Total$178,793$240,768$135,913
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$43,813$59,195$33,500
Sophomore (2026-27)$45,519$61,121$34,426
Junior (2027-28)$47,291$63,116$35,382
Senior (2028-29)$49,132$65,184$36,370
4 Years Total$185,754$248,615$139,678
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$45,519$61,121$34,426
Sophomore (2027-28)$47,291$63,116$35,382
Junior (2028-29)$49,132$65,184$36,370
Senior (2029-30)$51,044$67,326$37,391
4 Years Total$192,985$256,747$143,569
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$47,291$63,116$35,382
Sophomore (2028-29)$49,132$65,184$36,370
Junior (2029-30)$51,044$67,326$37,391
Senior (2030-31)$53,031$69,546$38,445
4 Years Total$200,498$265,172$147,588

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Mount Mercy' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Iowa, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $25,497.
Mount Mercy University$39,070
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Iowa Four-years Colleges$21,556
Public Schools$8,453$11,211
Private Schools$25,497

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Mount Mercy and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Mount Mercy UniversityCedar Rapids, IA$39,070$11,410
Edinboro University of PennsylvaniaEdinboro, PA$15,062$17,835
Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN$14,219$15,113
Wayland Baptist UniversityPlainview, TX$23,186$15,954
Warner Pacific University Professional and Graduate StudiesPortland, OR$12,960$14,040
Lincoln Memorial UniversityHarrogate, TN$26,150$23,225
Albertus Magnus CollegeNew Haven, CT$39,924$23,472
Tuskegee UniversityTuskegee, AL$23,440$24,224
Holy Names UniversityOakland, CA$42,115$18,590
Southeast Missouri State UniversityCape Girardeau, MO$9,496$7,371
California State University-East BayHayward, CA$18,935$17,993

Financial Aid and COA

At Mount Mercy University, 1,204 students (97%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $22,913.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Mount Mercy is $32,217 for students living on-campus and $33,609 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 212 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $27,288 and the average amount of student loans is $10,743.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$55,130
COA (off-campus)$56,522
Tuition & Fees$39,070
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$16,060
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$17,452
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$32,217
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$33,609
Average Financial Aid$22,913
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,20497%$22,913
Pell Grants44236%$4,263
Federal Student Loan82066%$8,991
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid212100%-
Grants or Scholarships212100%$27,288
Federal Grants7033%$5,220
Pell Grants7033%$4,717
Other Federal Grants5024%$705
State/Local Grants9444%$6,193
Institutional Grants212100%$22,818
Student Loan Aid13966%$10,743
Federal Student Loans13966%$8,227
Other Student Loans2311%$15,207

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Mount Mercy's acceptance rate is 80.99%. A total of 1,278 applicants applied to and 1,035 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 222 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 21.45%.
To apply to Mount Mercy, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 4 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank, Completion of college-preparatory program, Recommendations and Admission test scores.
Acceptance Rate80.99%76.40%83.29%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)21.45%27.22%18.79%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresRecommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

Mount Mercy University has a total of 1,526 students including 1,271 undergraduate and 255 graduate students. By gender, there are 543 male students and 1,037 female students attending Mount Mercy. The school offers online degree programs and 232 students enrolled online exclusively (15.20% of all students).
Total1,580 5431,037
Undergraduate1,290 444846
Graduate290 99191

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1330 Elmhurst Dr NE, Cedar Rapids, IA
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered85 Programs
Graduate Program Offered24 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate75.27%
Student Population1,526
Graduation Rate57%
Retention Rate74% (Full-time), 100% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate13 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties84 (Full-time), 99 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs245 (Full-time), 124 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$57,608
Average Staff Salary$49,937