Graduation Rates Disclosure

February 7, 2017

In accordance with the Higher Education Act, Mercer University is pleased to provide the following information on the graduation/completion rates of our 2010-11 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) *
  2010 Cohort 4-Class Average Rate 2007 through 2010 Cohorts Combined
Adjusted Cohort Completion Rate Adjusted Cohort Completion Rate
Total Cohort

596

66%

2,441

62%

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

593

67%

2,380

63%

Continuing Education at Regional Academic Centers or Atlanta

**

**

61

28%

Student Athletes

Student Athletes Receiving Athletically Related Financial Aid. 

Latest NCAA Official Graduation Report

Athletic data is one year behind. Update will occur in June 2017 when official NCAA reporting is conducted.

43 63% 174 61%
By Gender
Female

301

69%

1,352

67%

Male

295

63%

1,089

57%

By Race/Ethnicity
American Indian/Alaskan Native

**

**

9

56%

Asian

43

67%

176

62%

Black or African American

128

54%

485

54%

Hispanic/Latino

17

71%

87

61%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

0

n/a

0

n/a

Nonresident Alien

12

75%

50

60%

Two or More Races

19

53%

41

63%

Other/unknown

**

**

112

52%

White

368

71%

1,481

66%

By Financial Aid Category ***
PELL Grant Recipients

183

59%

641 53%
Subsidized Federal Loan Recipients who did not receive Pell Grant

125

63%

481 57%
Recipients of neither a Pell nor subsidized Federal Loan

288

73%

1,319 69%

 

* 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. Methodology for this analysis is subject to rule making by National Center for Educational Statistics at a later date.