Mercer University Overview
Mercer University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Macon, Georgia. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is Mercer University Known For?
- The highest award offered at Mercer is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 96% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Mercer makes roughly $48,200 a year. This is 18% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
Mercer University Rankings
Mercer holds the #12 spot on the Best Colleges in Georgia ranking.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Mercer has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Mercer.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Mercer has earned from around the web.
|#2||Best Colleges for Human Services||College Factual|
|#2||Best Value Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service||College Factual|
|#24||Best Colleges for General Business/Commerce||College Factual|
|#34||Best Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service||College Factual|
|#55||Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific||College Factual|
|#65||Best Colleges for Criminal Justice & Corrections||College Factual|
Where Is Mercer University?
Contact details for Mercer are given below.
|Address:||1501 Mercer University Drive, Macon, GA 31207|
How Do I Get Into Mercer?
You can apply to Mercer online at: https://undergrad.mercer.edu/apply-now/
Admission Requirements for Mercer
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Mercer?
Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 75%, and the acceptance rate for women is 72%.
Average Test Scores
About 46% of students accepted to Mercer submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 590 and 670. Math scores were between 580 and 670.
Can I Afford Mercer University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Mercer, approximately 68% of students took out student loans averaging $7,696 a year. That adds up to $30,784 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Mercer is 5.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Mercer University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 3,875 graduate students at the school.
Of the 4,260 full-time undergraduates at Mercer, 39% are male and 61% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Mercer University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,074|
|Hispanic or Latino||278|
Georgia students aren't the only ones who study at Mercer University. At this time, 29 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 52 countries are represented at Mercer. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam.
Online Learning at Mercer University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Mercer has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 19th most popular in Georgia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Mercer
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Mercer University was 25.4%. This is the #781 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Mercer regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Mercer majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business, Management & Marketing||8%|
|Communication & Journalism||35%|
|Communication & Media Studies||26%|
|General Social Sciences||36%|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||51%|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||0%|
|Theological & Ministerial Studies||14%|
|Theology & Religious Vocations||14%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Mercer ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Mercer.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|General Social Sciences||#10|
|Computer Software & Applications||#12|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#63|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#81|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#94|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#103|
|Business Administration & Management||#214|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#271|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Mercer University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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