Institutional Research

Institutional Research(IR) is the collection, analysis, and dissemination of data to support planning, evaluation, and management. Sarah E. May is the Director of Institutional Research. She can be contacted at or (478) 301-2413. Cindy Glance, Institutional Research Analyst, can be reached at or (478) 301-2473.

Enrollment and Credit Hours provide multi-year fall semester enrollment comparisons in tabular and graphic formats. Both reports are updated annually prior to end of fall term.

The Term Enrollment Profiles provide term-specific enrollment data from fall 1992 through the current term. The profile has two major components. The "Demographic Profile" provides student headcount and FTE statistics by ethnicity, age, and religious preference for each fall quarter/semester. The "Academic Profile" provides student headcount and FTE statistics by career level, student classification, degree program, major and special program participation for each quarter/semester.

Degrees Awarded provides information on degrees awarded from 1997-98 through the latest academic year by school, degree type and major. It is updated annually at the end of the academic year (June 30).

Fall Staff Headcounts by Occupational Category provides trend information from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Fall Staff survey. The report provides a snapshot of human resources data as of November 1.

The Common Data Set is a standard response to college guides and other surveys requesting information about Mercer University. The document follows the format of the Common Data Set (CDS) which was developed as a collaborative effort between publishers (College Board, Wintergreen/Orchard House, Peterson's and U.S. News and World Report) and colleges. It is updated annually.

The Graduation Rate Disclosure provides graduation/completion rates in accordance with the Higher Education Act of 1965.