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See success in your future through compassionate learning at MMU

Mount Mercy has been progressive and innovative—giving students access to high-quality, affordable education—since 1928. We’ve added and adapted curriculum over the years, continuously improving our teaching to ensure your success. You will leave MMU with stronger skills in judgment, communication, service, and purposeful living.

What’s it like at MMU?

Our online programs prepare you for a changing world and workforce, where you’ll get a high-quality education on your terms without sacrificing career or family obligations. What’s more, our small class sizes give you the personalized attention you need to succeed.

Online Flexibility

You can learn on your terms because our programs are available 100% online.

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No Hidden Fees

You will not pay any extra fees beyond your program’s tuition and books.

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Transfer Credits Accepted

Transfer as many as 93 credits as an undergraduate and 12 credits as a graduate student.

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What Distinguishes MMU Online?

I believe our online program is so successful because our faculty either work in the field or worked in the field for many years, and bring all of that expertise into the classroom.

— Christine Feit
Online Program Director

What do students think of MMU?

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“My degree from Mount Mercy was essential to the success I am having in my career.”

—Kathy Halvorsen-Enstrom, MMU Graduate

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“The one thing that I think makes Mount Mercy unique is the community. You can ask anyone here, and they will say it’s the best part of the school.”

—Aaron Lacy, MMU Graduate

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“It was really a heavy weight lifted off my shoulders—to actually have a degree [and] put it on my résumé.”

—Kimberly Bauer, MMU Graduate

 

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What recognition has MMU received?

Colleges of Distinction

Student-Centered Learning

MMU is nationally recognized in 2019-2020 as a top institution for student-centered learning.

Iowa’s Best College

MONEY Magazine

MMU is ranked highest among all Iowa colleges on MONEY magazine’s 2017 Best Colleges For Your Money list.

Best Value Schools

U.S. News and World Report

MMU is ranked as #37 in Best Value Schools for regional universities in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report.

How has MMU adapted to meet students’ needs?

MMU has over 90 years of experience improving the education we provide to our career-driven students. We’re ready to help you earn the education that will get you into your desired career.

1928

The Sisters of Mercy opened Mount Mercy Junior College—a two-year women’s institution—on September 9, 1928, offering low-cost Catholic education.

1960

After receiving accreditation from The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Mount Mercy became a four-year college in 1960.

1969

Mount Mercy officially offered education for both men and women in 1969.

1997

By 1997, adult students were welcomed into the ADVANCE program, a partnership with Kirkwood Community College.

2010

The institution was redesignated as Mount Mercy University on August 23, 2010.

PRESENT

Mount Mercy University is still led by the same strength, courage, and determination to give students the education they need to obtain the careers they want.

What if I need help with classes?

You’ll be paired with a success coach throughout your MMU online program. They’ll provide you with constant support and can connect you to people and resources who can also help.

As you take classes at MMU, I’ll be there to help you get in touch with professors and access resources to complete assignments. You will have consistent support to get you the success you deserve.

—Emily Jeffrey
Success Coach

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