Mercer University

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Athletic Graduation
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
ROTC (Army)
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
For-credit instruction programs offered
Noncredit education offered
Remedial Education
Continuing Professional Education
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2022Full timePart time
Total faculty528301
Research and public service648
Total graduate assistants-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
Tuition and fees$37,808$37,808$38,746$39,7082.5%
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$12,036$13,070$13,438$14,0464.5%
Off Campus
Room and board$12,036$13,070$13,438$14,0464.5%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
On Campus$53,822$54,856$56,162$57,7522.8%
Off Campus$53,822$54,856$56,162$57,7522.8%
Off Campus with Family$41,786$41,786$42,724$43,7062.3%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2022-2023
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Alternative Tuition Plans and Promise Program
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
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  • Does not participate in Promise program
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2021-2022
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Any student financial aid1947100%————
Grant or scholarship aid947100%$31,951,932$33,740
Federal grants42845%$2,649,987$6,192
Pell grants28130%$1,470,224$5,232
Other federal grants42745%$1,179,763$2,763
State/local government grant or scholarships80785%$4,985,188$6,177
Institutional grants or scholarships947100%$24,316,757$25,678
Student loan aid47650%$4,038,366$8,484
Federal student loans46449%$2,503,647$5,396
Other student loans13314%$1,534,719$11,539
  • 1 Includes students awarded Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Grant or scholarship aid14,54497%$115,467,574$25,411
Pell grants1,63735%$7,756,548$4,738
Federal student loans2,69657%$19,604,497$7,272
Grant or scholarship aid116367%$297,051$1,822
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid awarded, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$21,693$21,164$22,087
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2019-20202020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$16,024$16,868$19,249
$30,001 – $48,000$17,971$17,724$19,382
$48,001 – $75,000$21,388$20,875$19,827
$75,001 – $110,000$23,303$22,758$22,447
$110,001 and more$24,894$24,437$25,011
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students awarded federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2022
Total enrollment8,889
Undergraduate enrollment4,859
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment485
Graduate enrollment4,030
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:Full-time: 85%Part-time: 15%Undergraduate Student Gender:Male: 35%Female: 65%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%Asian: 8%Black or African American: 32%Hispanic/Latino: 8%Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%White: 44%Two or more races: 4%Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%U.S. Nonresident: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:24 and under: 75%25 and over: 25%Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:In-state: 86%Out-of-state: 13%Foreign countries: 2%Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2021.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 20%Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 10%Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 70%
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:Full-time: 71%Part-time: 29%
Graduate Distance Education Status
Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 21%Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 18%Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 62%
Undergraduate application fee (2022-2023): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2022
Number of applicants7,5562,7934,763
Percent admitted75%74%75%
Percent admitted who enrolled16%19%14%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequired to be consideredNot required, but consideredNot considered
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Work experienceX
Personal statement or essayX
Legacy statusNot applicableX
Admission test scoresRequired to be consideredNot required, but considered (Test Optional)Not considered (Test Blind)
Other Test (Wonderlic,WISC-III,etc)X
English Proficiency TestX
Test Scores: Fall 2022 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*50th Percentile** (median)75th Percentile***
*   25% of students scored at or below
**  50% of students scored above and 50% scored below (i.e., midpoint of the test score distribution)
*** 25% of students scored above
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing600640680
SAT Math590630680
ACT Composite262831
ACT English252832
ACT Math242629
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission. If an institution reports less than 5 students for any of the test scores, percentiles are not reported.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:Full-time students: 86%Part-time students: 50%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2021 and Returned in Fall 2022
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution without completing at the current institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 55 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2022.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016
Overall graduation rate:Overall graduation rate: 74%Transfer-out rate: 20%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:[Began in Fall 2014]4-year: 62%6-year: 73%8-year: 74%[Began in Fall 2016]4-year: 67%6-year: 74%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2014 or Fall 2016
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:Male: 68%Female: 78%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:American Indian or Alaska Native: 100%Asian: 79%Black or African American: 72%Hispanic/Latino: 70%Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%White: 74%Two or more races: 58%Race/ethnicity unknown: 93%U.S. Nonresident: 65%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2021-2022
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies-1--
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)-1--
Women's Studies-2--
Category total-4--
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other--0-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-51--
Biomedical Sciences, General--39-
Category total-10539-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-14210-
Business/Commerce, General-246-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies0d1--
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other0---
Finance, General-23--
Human Resources Development-8--
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-21--
International Business/Trade/Commerce-4--
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management-0--
Management Science0-46-
Marketing, Other-11--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-33--
Organizational Behavior Studies0---
Organizational Leadership-1727d-
Category total0d185329d-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies-8--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-29--
Technical and Scientific Communication055d-
Category total0485d-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance-20-
Computer Programming, Specific Platforms-3d--
Computer Science-13--
Information Science/Studies-14--
Information Technology-7d--
Category total-40d0-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--19-
Curriculum and Instruction1d-03
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-9--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General0-1610
Elementary Education and Teaching18d64119-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration--38-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-422-
Music Teacher Education-4--
Secondary Education and Teaching-019-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other21---
Category total40d8123313
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering--5-
Civil Engineering, General-133-
Computer Engineering, General--3-
Computer Software Engineering--9d-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering--14-
Engineering, General-128--
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering--0-
Mechanical Engineering--13-
Category total-14147d-
Engineering/Engineering-related Technologies/Technicians
Engineering/Industrial Management-89-
Category total-89-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-1--
English Language and Literature, General-13--
Category total-14--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-0--
French Language and Literature-3--
Latin Language and Literature-0--
Spanish Language and Literature-24--
Category total-27--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing0-183
Athletic Training/Trainer--3-
Community Health and Preventive Medicine---0
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing0-222
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator1d944d-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management0d10--
International Public Health/International Health-19--
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling--17-
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other---5
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor--70-
Nursing Practice---0
Nursing Science---3
Pharmaceutical Sciences-28-5
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other--0d-
Physical Therapy/Therapist---38
Physician Assistant--70-
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies-2--
Public Health, General-27540
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-217--
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor--13-
Category total1d312311d284
History, General-10--
Category total-10--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-015d-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-13--
Homeland Security-6d--
Category total-19d15d-
Legal Professions and Studies
Category total---119
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-11--
Category total-11--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-4--
Statistics, General-0--
Category total-4--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Computational Science-0--
Data Science, General--0-
International/Globalization Studies-4--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-2--
Category total-60-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology
Exercise Science and Kinesiology-0--
Category total-0--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies-3--
Category total-5--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-9--
Chemistry, Other-10--
Physics, General-1--
Category total-20--
Clinical Psychology--2010
Psychology, General-79--
Category total-792010
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General-14d11-
Public Policy Analysis, General-6--
Category total-20d11-
Social Sciences
Anthropology, General-2--
Economics, General-10--
International Relations and Affairs-5--
Political Science and Government, General-13--
Sociology, General-2--
Category total-44--
Theology and Religious Vocations
Religious/Sacred Music--1-
Theology/Theological Studies0-1-
Category total0-249
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General-4--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-2--
Fine/Studio Arts, General-1--
Graphic Design-4--
Keyboard Instruments--0-
Music Performance, General-81-
Music, General-3--
Music, Other-0--
Category total-221-
Grand total411,2051,044435
Athletics Participation
  • Sanction Body: NCAA Division I-FCS
Varsity Men's and Women's TeamsMenWomen
Beach Volleyball10
Track and Field, Outdoor22
Track and Field, X-Country1211
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on CollegesAccredited since (01/01/1911)12/09/2025
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate programAccredited (03/01/1995 - 12/31/2006)
 No Longer Recognized  American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levelsAccredited (01/31/2003 - 04/15/2013)
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schoolsAccredited since ((!)01/01/1925)08/31/2031
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levelsAccredited since ((!)04/21/2001)TBD
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English LanguageAccredited since (08/01/2020)08/31/2025
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levelsAccredited (01/18/2005 - 12/07/2012)
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPBG) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level programs offered outside a school of public healthAccredited since (10/22/2005)12/31/2026
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degreeAccredited since (07/01/1982)12/31/2029
 No Longer Recognized  National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schoolsAccredited since (04/17/2008)12/31/2012
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Criminal Offenses201920202021
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape828
d. Fondling509
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault001
i. Burglary414
j. Motor vehicle theft465
k. Arson010
  • For 2021, it was determined that our NC property actually meets the Celery definition of a separate campus. It will be eligible to add to the 2023 survey. The NC statistics for the Columbus Campus were combined to the Macon Campus data. For clarity, there were zero statistics for the Columbus Campus in all categories.
VAWA Offenses201920202021
a. Domestic violence102
b. Dating violence635
c. Stalking301212
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.001
b. Drug abuse violations011
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.001
b. Drug abuse violations152137
c. Liquor law violations58132103
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201920202021
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape828
d. Fondling307
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary011
j. Motor vehicle theft001
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201920202021
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence602
c. Stalking546
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.001
b. Drug abuse violations152129
c. Liquor law violations5613296
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Member of Department of Defense Voluntary Educational Partnership Memorandum of Understanding
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2021-2022
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 130Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 62DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution:Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $11,580Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $15,747
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year202020192018
Default rate0.0%1.0%3.5%
Number in default02485
Number in repayment2,3962,2972,386
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)