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.
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.
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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
“My degree from Mount Mercy was essential to the success I am having in my career.”
—Kathy Halvorsen-Enstrom, MMU Graduate
“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
“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
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.
The Sisters of Mercy opened Mount Mercy Junior College—a two-year women’s institution—on September 9, 1928, offering low-cost Catholic education.
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.
Mount Mercy officially offered education for both men and women in 1969.
By 1997, adult students were welcomed into the ADVANCE program, a partnership with Kirkwood Community College.
The institution was redesignated as Mount Mercy University on August 23, 2010.
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.
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.
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