Graduation Rates Disclosure

February 6, 2018

In accordance with the Higher Education Act, Mercer University is pleased to provide the following information on the graduation/completion rates of our 2011-12 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) *
  2011 Cohort 4-Class Average Rate 2008 through 2011 Cohorts Combined
Adjusted Cohort
Completion Rate
Adjusted Cohort
Completion Rate
Total Cohort

564

64%

2,403

64%

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

564

64%

2,363

64%

Continuing Education at Regional Academic Centers or Atlanta

0

0

40

28%

Student Athletes

Student Athletes Receiving Athletically Related Financial Aid. 

Latest NCAA Official Graduation Report

Rates displayed for Student Athletes are one year behind (fall 2010 cohort and 4-class average 2007 through 2010 cohorts).  2011 rates will not be available until July 2018.

54 67% 187 63%
By Gender
Female

298

66%

1,313

67%

Male

266

62%

1,090

59%

By Race/Ethnicity
American Indian/Alaskan Native

**

**

12

50%

Asian

53

77%

172

69%

Black or African American

97

55%

460

55%

Hispanic/Latino

28

54%

94

60%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

0

n/a

0

n/a

Nonresident Alien

12

42%

52

58%

Two or More Races

14

93%

48

69%

Other/unknown

40

50%

119

52%

White

317

67%

1,446

67%

By Financial Aid Category ***
PELL Grant Recipients

188

58%

693 54%
Subsidized Federal Loan Recipients who did not receive Pell Grant

109

61%

466 59%
Recipients of neither a Pell nor subsidized Federal Loan

267

69%

1,244 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.