|Business model||Not for Profit|
|Degrees offered||Undergrad & Graduate|
|Students with disability||4%|
|Student to faculty ratio||13:1|
|Dormitory capacity||2,089 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Mercer University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 4,836 applications and 3,354 students were granted admission. Mercer University is at the #67 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.
Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 54% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 46% submitted SAT scores.
|SAT||1100 to 1290|
|ACT||25 to 29|
In 2016-2017 academic year, Mercer University's tuition was $34,830 for all students regardless of residency (30% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)
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In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of Mercer University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 25% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,550 (which is 3.4% above the national average.)
The total number of federal student loan recipients at Mercer University in 2016-2017, was 506, which is 61% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,901 (which is 0.1% above the national average.)
In Fall 2016, Mercer University has enrolled a total of 8,615 students (6,809 students full-time and 1,806 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 8,615 students, 453 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 37% men and 63% women and 4,706 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 3,909 for graduates studies.
The institution also enrolled 702 students for distance studies.
Black/African American: 30%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Two or more races: 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Mercer University.Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
|Study Areas||Percent||Total Graduates||Online|
|Health Professions And Related Programs||12%||298||2|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||11%||270||0|
|Legal Professions And Studies||7%||167|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services||4%||90||4|
|Biological And Biomedical Sciences||1%||30|
|Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics||1%||24|
Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.
The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Mercer University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.
The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.
The typical median income of Mercer University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $37,000. Last year, out of the total 1,703 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,584 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 2,357 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 2,121 were employed.
|6 years after enrollment||10 years after enrollment|
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