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Mount Mercy ranks in Top 20 Best Midwest Baccalaureate Colleges

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - Mount Mercy College has been named one of the Top 20 Best Midwest Baccalaureate Colleges in the 2010 edition of American's Best Colleges. Mount Mercy ranks 19th, jumping five places from their 14th ranking last year.  The rankings includes more than 1,400 schools nationwide and will be published in the September issue of U.S. News and World Report magazine.  You can find this years edition starting August 20.

Mount Mercy has risen in rankings in the last few years.  In 2006 the collage rankded 40th; in 2007, 33rd; and in 2008 Mount Mercy was ranked 24th. 

In a press release to KWWL, Mount Mercy President Christopher Blake said, "We are proud to have Mount Mercy recognized as one of the best baccalaureate colleges in the Midwest. It is our continued mission to provide students with the best opportunities in dynamic programs and professional career preparation. Our rising rank serves to solidify Mount Mercy as a leader in higher education. Mount Mercy and our more than 1,500 undergraduate, graduate and adult accelerated students, however, are more than just a ranking - we are proud of the distinct, faith-inspired and career-building education we offer learners of all ages."

In 26 years, the U.S. News college rankings, has grown to be the most comprehensive research tool for students and parents considering higher education opportunities. The 2010 America's Best Colleges ranks the Best National Universities, Best Liberal Arts Colleges, and Best Historically Black Colleges, and Best Colleges for Financial Aid, A+ Schools for B Students, and Up-and-Coming Schools.

For more information about America's Best Colleges, visit www.usnews.com/colleges.

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