Mercer University

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office
1400 Coleman Avenue
Macon, GA 31207-0001
(478) 301-2650
(800) 840-8577
Fax: (478) 301-2828

Contact: Brian Dalton
Senior Vice President, Enrollment Services
Main Address
1400 Coleman Avenue
Macon, GA 31207
(478) 301-2700

www.mercer.edu

Size
Total undergrads: 2,245
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 593
Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,228
Graduate enrollment: 1,690

Setting
Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 67%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 78%


College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B
Regional Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business – General B

Communications & Journalism

Journalism B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Information Sciences/Systems B

Education

Elementary Education B
Junior High Education B
Music Teacher Education B

Engineering

Engineering – General B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
French B
German B
Latin B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Philosophy & Religion

Christian Studies B
Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Community Organization/Advocacy B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Mercer University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(478) 301-2700
Website:www.mercer.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:bethebear.com/
Address:1501 Mercer University Drive, Macon, GA 31207
Setting:Rural: Remote
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:8,615
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):59%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:7,031 (82% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$35,130
Out-of-state Tuition:$35,130
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$28,147

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Mercer University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Mercer University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies3
Biological and Biomedical Sciences31
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services105
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs4
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services41
Education4462
Engineering17
English Language and Literature/Letters2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics5
Health Professions and Related Programs362
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service21
Legal Professions and Studies11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities2
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies11
Natural Resources and Conservation2
Philosophy and Religious Studies3
Physical Sciences3
Psychology121
Public Administration and Social Service Professions21
Social Sciences7
Theology and Religious Vocations2
Visual and Performing Arts53
Grand total470375

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Mercer University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Education21
Engineering1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11
Psychology1
Grand total2261

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Mercer University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$35,130
Out-of-state$35,130
Books and supplies$1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$15,857
Out-of-state$15,857

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid826100%
Grant or scholarship aid826100%$28,147
Student loan aid51362%$7,360

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid4,18990%$20,104
Federal student loans3,03665%$7,973

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Mercer University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Mercer University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants4,8361,9082,928
Percent admitted100%70%69%
Percent admitted who enrolled17%19%16%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Mercer University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment8,615
Undergraduate enrollment4,706
Graduate enrollment3,909

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Mercer University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • 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 levels
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPB) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level programs offered outside a school of public health
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
    • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
    • Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology

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