Our Catholic Identity and Mercy Charism

Education is about more than textbooks and exams. A true education prepares you for any workplace, and addresses the whole person. Mount Mercy University was founded as a Catholic university, built on the Sisters of Mercy’s five critical concerns, and we continue to uphold that mission in our online courses just as much as we do with our traditional on-campus programs.

Mount Mercy University strives to live up to the highest standards of Catholic intellectual tradition, promoting the core values of truth, respect, responsibility, excellence and service, and welcoming all people of all backgrounds.

We are a proud supporter of our sponsors, the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, through the Conference for Mercy Higher Education. As a Mercy institution, we respectfully abide by their statement on Catholic Identity and Mercy Charism.