Mercy College of Health Sciences has relationships with two independent housing facilities: Mercy Court Apartments and Drake West Village.

If you are interested in viewing either housing option, you will need to make an appointment to view these properties with their staff. Note: Appointments may not necessarily coincide with your visit to the College.

Mercy Court Apartments

(Owned by Mercy Medical Center)
921 6th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309
Contact: Susan Spoerry - (515) 643-5900


  • Across from the Mercy College campus
  • Around-the-clock security staff
  • Rent includes utilities except phone/cable
  • Rooms wired for phone/cable
  • Outdoor pool
  • Guest room – $50/night


Mercy Court dorm rooms are leased by semester. Students pay per semester upon move-in.

  • Dorm, 4th floor, single – $2,500 per semester
  • Dorm, 4th floor, double – $1,700/occupant per semester


The deposit on a three-semester lease is $250. We recommend that you place your deposits early as space is very limited.

Drake West Village

Mercy College students now have permission to rent college student apartments at Drake West Village, 1351 31st Street, Des Moines, IA 50311, across from the Drake University campus. The complex opened in fall 2008 to originally accommodate Drake University students, but quickly received inquiries from students attending Des Moines University.  Now a year later, the complex has officially expanded its access to Mercy College students.

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