Graduation Rates Disclosure

February 1, 2019

In accordance with the Higher Education Act, Mercer University is pleased to provide the following information on the graduation/completion rates of our 2012-13 cohort of full-time, first-time, degree seeking undergraduates, and student athletes receiving athletic financial aid.

While reviewing the information, please keep the following in mind:

  • Graduation/completion rates are calculated by tracking a cohort of new, first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students for six years (150% of normal time to completion of a 4-year degree).  If a student completes a bachelor's or equivalent degree from Mercer by August 31 of the sixth year, the student is counted in the completion rate.
  • The majority of first-time, full-time degree-seeking students enter Mercer through our traditional program which is offered in Macon, Georgia; it is a daytime program geared toward traditional age students, the majority of whom are attending college for the first time. Some first-time, full-time degree-seeking students also enter Mercer through our non-traditional programs.  For example, Mercer offers a continuing education program geared toward older students which is offered evenings and weekends at regional academic centers around the state of Georgia.
  • Graduation/completion rates do not include students that enter as transfers or who enroll part-time, and do not reflect outcomes after the 6-year period.
  • Graduation/completion rates do not include students who left school to serve in the armed forces, official church missions, or foreign aid service of the federal government.  In addition, students who die or become totally and permanently disabled are excluded from the cohort.

Questions related to this report should be directed to Sarah May, Director of Institutional Research at 478-301-2413 or may_se@mercer.edu.

Student-Right-To-Know Completion Rate  
(Total Completers within 150% / Adjusted Cohort) *
  2012 Cohort 4-Class Average Rate 2009 through 2012 Cohorts Combined
Adjusted Cohort
Completion Rate
Adjusted Cohort
Completion Rate
Total Cohort

641

66%

2,429

64%

Completion Rates for Cohort Sub-Categories
By Mercer Program
Traditional Macon Campus Undergraduate Program

641

66%

2,414

64%

Continuing Education at Regional Academic Centers or Atlanta

0

0

15

40%

Student Athletes

Student Athletes Receiving Athletically Related Financial Aid. 

Latest NCAA Official Graduation Report

Rates displayed for Student Athletes are one year behind (fall 2012 cohort and 4-class average 2009 through 2012 cohorts).  2012 rates will be available July 2019.

48 56% 197 61%
By Gender
Female

295

68%

1,243

67%

Male

346

64%

1,186

61%

By Race/Ethnicity
American Indian/Alaskan Native

**

**

11

64%

Asian

51

67%

197

69%

Black or African American

113

59%

463

57%

Hispanic/Latino

32

69%

107

60%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

0

n/a

0

n/a

Nonresident Alien

20

65%

58

64%

Two or More Races

15

67%

58

67%

Other/unknown

8

63%

77

52%

White

399

66%

1,458

67%

By Financial Aid Category ***
PELL Grant Recipients

205

57%

755 56%
Subsidized Federal Loan Recipients who did not receive Pell Grant

124

67%

483 61%
Recipients of neither a Pell nor subsidized Federal Loan

312

71%

1,191 71%

 

* Student-Right-to-Know rates are based students completing bachelor's or equivalent degrees. 
** Number of individuals in cell less than 6; data cell suppressed to protect confidentiality of individuals.
*** Data by financial aid category is a good faith effort to comply with Higher Education Act provision that became effective August of 2008.