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: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 8,740
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 66%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 6,707 (77% 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: $36,894
Out-of-state Tuition: $36,894
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $29,633

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Mercer University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Mercer University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 3
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 31
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 114
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 4
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 41
Education 4462
Engineering 17
English Language and Literature/Letters 2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 5
Health Professions and Related Programs 1562
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 31
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 11
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 4
Physical Sciences 3
Psychology 121
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 21
Social Sciences 171
Theology and Religious Vocations 12
Visual and Performing Arts 53
Grand total 774365

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 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 Fees 2018-2019
In-state $36,894
Out-of-state $36,894
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $14,674
Out-of-state $14,674

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 887 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 886 100% $29,633
Student loan aid 603 68% $7,696

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 4,337 91% $22,228
Federal student loans 3,080 65% $5,162

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 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 5,454 2,150 3,304
Percent admitted 100% 74% 71%
Percent admitted who enrolled 18% 20% 16%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
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 2019

Total Enrollment 8,740
Undergraduate enrollment 4,797
Graduate enrollment 3,943

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 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 levels
  • 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
  • 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 (PHPBG) - 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
  • 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 schools

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