Mount Mercy University, located in beautiful Cedar Rapids, Iowa, offers students a fulfilling education, promising people of all backgrounds a solid preparation for a changing world. Our students come from around the globe, creating a vibrant, diverse, and welcoming campus community.

Welcome to Mount Mercy

Here, you can do it all—learn from expert faculty, find a welcoming community, and use your education to make the world a better place.

Mission and Identity

We encourage students to work towards a more just, equal, and peaceful world.

Academic Programs

Our undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs are grounded in our goal of academic excellence.

Cedar Rapids

Welcome to Cedar Rapids—Iowa's second-largest city and home of Mount Mercy University.

Small size, big impact



Of students to faculty


Connected alumni

In all 50 states and 33 countries



Enrolled at Mount Mercy

The Mercy difference

The regional Catholic Mercy university, providing student-focused education to people of all beliefs and backgrounds.

We offer quality baccalaureate and graduate education, supported by valuable beyond-the-classroom opportunities and a widely connected alumni network. But what really separates Mount Mercy is our heartfelt commitment to service inspired by our foundresses, the Sisters of Mercy.  

The Sisters of Mercy identified five Critical Concerns that guide us—earth, immigration, nonviolence, anti-racism, and women. Our students come from diverse faiths and backgrounds, and we all work together at Mount Mercy to promote the Sisters' vision of a world that is more just, equal, and peaceful. 

Meaningful service is woven into the very fabric of Mount Mercy—academic classes, clubs and organizations, and our community. That is the Mercy difference.