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MONEY Magazine Ranks MMU #1 in Iowa

Mount Mercy was ranked highest among all Iowa colleges on MONEY magazine’s 2017 Best Colleges for Your Money list based on educational quality, affordability, and alumni success.

The Time-affiliated ranking puts Mount Mercy at No. 87 in the nation among 711 schools—50 spots higher than in 2016. Mount Mercy also stood out in MONEY’s rankings for overall quality.

The combination of academic excellence, affordability, and successful outcomes is what students and parents look for in their college search.

The university is proud to report that 96 percent of alumni are employed or in graduate school within nine months of graduation. This, combined with an emphasis on compassionate service and practical experiential learning, makes Mount Mercy graduates especially prepared to flourish in their communities.

In addition to this being great news for the campus community, alumni also benefit. A higher ranking for Mount Mercy increases the value of an MMU degree. ■