Mercer University
Macon, GA 31207

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 8,615
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 4%
Student to faculty ratio 13:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 2,089 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
No
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

69%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

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.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1100 to 1290
ACT25 to 29

Application Fee

$50
Undergrad students
$50
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

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)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$20,692
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $22,127
$34,830
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
$34,830
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

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.)

$4,550
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,400
$5,901
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,895
100%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

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.

8,615
Total Enrollment
453
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 48%

Black/African American: 30%

Asian: 8%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%

Hispanic: 4%

Non-resident alien: 3%

Two or more races: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

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
Education 46% 1,096 59
Health Professions And Related Programs 12% 298 2
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 11% 270 0
Legal Professions And Studies 7% 167
Psychology 4% 101 0
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 4% 90 4
Engineering 2% 58 0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 1% 30
Social Sciences 1% 26
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 1% 24

Graduation & Dropout Rates

66%
Graduation rate
national average: 55%

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.

1%
Still enrolled
6%
Dropout rate
26%
Transfered out

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.

Earnings After College

$37,000
Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

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
Annual Income $37,000 $46,700
Employment Rate 93% 90%
Total Graduates 1,703 2,357

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

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