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Mercy College of Health Sciences is a private Catholic college focused on healthcare and located in Des Moines, Iowa. Established by the Sisters of Mercy in 1899, Mercy College prepares graduates for service and leadership in the healthcare community with a wide range of bachelor, associate, and certificate programs.

Mercy College of Health Sciences
Former name
Mercy Hospital Training School
TypePrivate, Catholic Institution
Established1899
Religious affiliation
Catholic
Academic affiliation
Higher Learning Commission, Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Higher Learning Commission (HLC), National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)
PresidentDouglas Fiore
Undergraduates729
Location, ,
United States
Websitewww.mchs.edu

HistoryEdit

In 1893, three sisters from Mercy Hospital in Davenport, Iowa founded a hospital in Des Moines, IA. Their first location was Hoyt Sherman Place and in 1899 Mercy Hospital Training School was established. This evolved into Mercy School of Health Sciences, from which Mercy College of Health Sciences was established in downtown Des Moines in 1995.[1]

AccreditationEdit

Mercy College of Health Sciences is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.[2]

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Coordinates: 41°35′39″N 93°37′35″W / 41.5943°N 93.6263°W / 41.5943; -93.6263