Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Mercer University

Find Schools Near

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?

1,221 Undergraduate Awards
$21,615 Avg Cost After Aid
73% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

Best Schools

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.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Mercer.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#5 Best Curriculum & Instruction Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Mercer has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#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?

Location of Mercer University

Contact details for Mercer are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1501 Mercer University Drive, Macon, GA 31207
Phone: 478-301-2700
Website: https://www.mercer.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MercerUniversity
Twitter: http://twitter.com/MercerYou

How Do I Get Into Mercer?

You can apply to Mercer online at: https://undergrad.mercer.edu/apply-now/

Admission Requirements for Mercer

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Mercer?

73% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
46% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 73%, Mercer may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Mercer University  ( 590 to 670 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Mercer University  ( 580 to 670 )
200
800
Mercer received ACT scores from 53% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 24 and 28. Math scores were between 24 and 31. Composite scores were between 25 and 30.

ACT English Scores for Mercer University  ( 24 to 28 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for Mercer University  ( 24 to 31 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Mercer University  ( 25 to 30 )
1
36

Can I Afford Mercer University?

$21,615 Net Price
68% Take Out Loans
5.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Mercer is $21,615. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

4,259 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,797 undergraduate students at Mercer, with 4,259 being full-time and 538 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Mercer

There are also 3,943 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,259 full-time undergraduates at Mercer, 40% are male and 60% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Mercer

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Mercer University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Mercer Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 347
Black or African American 1,070
Hispanic or Latino 255
White 2,139
International Students 100
Other Races/Ethnicities 348

Geographic Diversity

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

899 Took All Classes Online
2,033 Took At Least One Class Online
25.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 5 bachelor’s degree and 10 master’s degree programs available online at Mercer. In 2017-2018, 2,033 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Mercer has changed over the last few years.

undefined

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%
Computer Engineering 5%
General Business/Commerce 5%
General Social Sciences 36%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 51%
Health Professions 0%
Psychology 4%
Public Health 15%
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
Computer Engineering #4
General Social Sciences #10
Homeland Security #12
Computer Software & Applications #12
Engineering #20
General Education #34
Social Sciences #36
General Psychology #40
General Business/Commerce #41
Psychology #58
Teacher Education Grade Specific #63
Computer & Information Sciences #81
Criminal Justice & Corrections #94
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #103
Nursing #135
Education #167
Business Administration & Management #214
Health Professions #235
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.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Business/Commerce 0 34 0 198 0 232
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 82 9 116 0 207
Nursing 0 143 0 14 10 167
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 0 144 144
General Engineering 0 133 0 0 0 133
Law 0 0 0 0 130 130
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 99 21 120
Medicine 0 0 0 0 108 108
Public Health 0 38 0 70 0 108
General Biology 0 70 0 35 0 105
General Psychology 0 62 0 0 0 62
Accounting 0 19 0 41 0 60
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 60 0 60
Marketing 0 59 0 0 0 59
Educational Administration 0 0 0 41 11 52
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 0 43 7 50
General Social Sciences 16 12 0 16 0 44
Communication & Media Studies 0 42 0 0 0 42
Human Resource Management 0 40 0 0 0 40
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 4 0 35 0 39
Student Counseling 0 0 0 38 0 38
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 0 37 37
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 35 0 0 0 35
Human Services 0 23 0 12 0 35
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 29 0 29
Romance Languages 0 29 0 0 0 29
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 28 0 28
Finance & Financial Management 0 24 0 0 0 24
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 18 0 6 0 24
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 23 0 0 0 23
Chemistry 0 23 0 0 0 23
Business Administration & Management 0 17 0 4 0 21
Journalism 0 21 0 0 0 21
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 21 0 21
Music 0 18 0 2 0 20
Political Science & Government 0 18 0 0 0 18
Computer Science 0 16 0 0 0 16
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 16 0 16
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 15 0 15
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 14 0 0 0 14
Economics 0 13 0 0 0 13
History 0 12 0 0 0 12
Religious Studies 0 12 0 0 0 12
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 11 0 11
Other Engineering 0 0 0 11 0 11
General English Literature 0 11 0 0 0 11
Public Policy 0 11 0 0 0 11
Computer Information Systems 0 10 0 0 0 10
Public Relations & Advertising 0 9 0 0 0 9
Design & Applied Arts 0 9 0 0 0 9
International Business 0 8 0 0 0 8
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 8 8
International Relations & National Security 0 8 0 0 0 8
Sociology 0 8 0 0 0 8
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 7 0 0 0 7
Mathematics 0 7 0 0 0 7
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 6 0 0 0 6
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 4 0 2 0 6
Philosophy 0 6 0 0 0 6
Drama & Theater Arts 0 6 0 0 0 6
General Education 0 0 5 0 0 5
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 5 0 5
Writing Studies 0 5 0 0 0 5
Ethnic Studies 0 5 0 0 0 5
Germanic Languages 0 5 0 0 0 5
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 5 0 0 0 5
Criminology 0 5 0 0 0 5
Fine & Studio Arts 0 5 0 0 0 5
Information Science 0 3 0 0 0 3
Physics 0 3 0 0 0 3
Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 2 0 2
Classical Languages & Literature 0 2 0 0 0 2
Management Information Systems 0 1 0 0 0 1
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 1 0 1
Area Studies 0 1 0 0 0 1
Natural Resources Conservation 0 1 0 0 0 1
Homeland Security 0 0 0 0 0 0
Anthropology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sacred Music 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 16 1,205 14 971 476 2,682

References

*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.

Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited colleges across the U.S.