College Overview


Mercy College of Ohio, located in Toledo, Ohio, is a private Catholic institution with a focus on healthcare education. Tracing its heritage to the school of nursing founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1918, Mercy College of Ohio was incorporated in 1992 and grants a Master of Science degree in Nursing and a Master of Health Administration. The first cohort of Master of Physician Assistant Studies began the program in May of 2021. The College grants Bachelor of Science degrees in Nursing, Biology, Medical Imaging, and Healthcare Administration. The College grants an Associate of Science degree in Health Sciences, and Associate of Applied Science Degrees in Health Information Technology, Nursing, Radiologic Technology, and Surgical Technology. Credit certificate programs are offered in Community Health Worker, Medical Coding, Ophthalmic Assistant, Paramedic, and Polysomnographic Technology. Non-credit certificates are offered in Phlebotomy and Emergency Medical Technician – Basic. Since 2002, the College has offered an Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing at its Youngstown, Ohio location.

Toledo Campus

The Toledo campus of Mercy College of Ohio is located at 2221 Madison Avenue in Toledo, Ohio. Located on the western tip of Lake Erie, Toledo is known as the “Glass City.” Toledo’s expressway system is linked to the east-west by the Ohio Turnpike and to the north-south by Interstate 75. Toledo is the fourth largest city in Ohio and home to the Toledo Mud Hens baseball team and the Toledo Walleye hockey team.

Youngstown Location

The Mercy College of Ohio Youngstown location is at 1044 Belmont Avenue in Youngstown, Ohio, easily accessible from the Ohio and Pennsylvania Turnpike system and many major interstates. The Cardiac Health Center Building on the corner of Belmont and Park Avenues houses the Youngstown location. The College occupies the second and fourth floors.  The last class was admitted fall 2021 with an expected closure of the Youngstown location in December 2023.

Mercy Alumni Association

The Mercy Alumni Association, founded in 1923, currently serves more than 7,500 living graduates from Mercy School of Nursing and Mercy College of Ohio.

Every graduate that completes a degree or certificate program is considered a member of the Association. There are no annual dues. The Association is organized for charitable, educational, and social purposes to support both the College and alumni. Information about the Association can be found on the College’s website:

Mercy College of Ohio Seal

Mercy College of Ohio seal

The Mercy College of Ohio seal combines symbols of the traditions of the Sisters of Mercy, healthcare and higher education, all of which reflect the mission of the College.

The Mercy cross is the central symbol representing Christian values embedded in a shield symbolizing a tradition of excellence. The lamp and book signify the pursuit of knowledge and truth with the guiding flame of light. The College motto, “Misericordia et Cura,” denotes compassion and caring, and focuses on the values that are vital to the healing ministries.


Mercy College of Ohio, a Catholic institution with a focus on healthcare, educates and inspires students to lead and to serve in the global community.


To be the leader in educating individuals committed to intellectual inquiry, social engagement, and lifelong learning.


Compassion: Displaying respect, empathy, and a willingness to listen.

Human Dignity: Respecting the significance of each individual.

Excellence: Pursuing distinction in our professional and personal lives through quality academics and intellectual inquiry.

Service: Engaging the College Community to enrich the lives of students through professional and community service.

Sacredness of Life: Revering all life through our thoughts, words, and actions.

Justice: Acting with integrity, fairness, honesty, and truthfulness.

Mercy College takes great pride in the quality healthcare education it provides to every student. Faculty, staff, and students embrace the spirit, mission, values, and heritage set forth by the foundresses of the College. Graduates are prepared to enter their respective healthcare professions with the knowledge to make a difference – the Mercy difference.