Founded by early 19th century Baptists, Mercer — while no longer formally affiliated with the Baptist denomination — remains committed to an educational environment that embraces intellectual and religious freedom while affirming values that arise from a Judeo-Christian understanding of the world. Mercer’s 12 colleges and schools serve undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in on three major campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah, and at three Regional Academic Centers in suburban Atlanta.
Academic Calendar: Semester
Level: 4-year or above
Control: Private not-for-profit
Degrees offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Post-Master's Certificate, Doctoral, First Professional
Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Programmatic Accreditations: 21
Carnegie Basic Classification: Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 12-month FTE for 2017-18: 8,281
Fall Census Counts
Headcount Enrollment (Unduplicated)
|Fall Semester||Total Unduplicated Headcount Fall Enrollment 1||Fall Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Enrollment 2|
1 Unduplicated headcount of students enrolled in credit bearing instructional activity. May not match IPEDS Fall Enrollment survey because it includes exclusive auditors and some other student categories excluded by IPEDS.
2 FTE is calculated based on fall student headcounts as reported on the IPEDS Fall Enrollment survey using IPEDS methodology. IPEDS FTE formula: Headcount of full-time undergraduate, graduate and professional students + (.392857*part-time undergraduate enrollment) + (.382059 * part-time graduate and professional enrollment. Full-time defined as 12 or more credits for an undergraduate students and 9 or more credits for graduate students.
Headcount Enrollment by Student Level*
Headcount enrollment by student level are duplicated counts. A student may have a valid matriculation at more than one level, for example, a joint J.D. and M.B.A. degree.
|Fall Semester||Total Employees3||Full-Time Faculty3||Student-Faculty Ratio4|
3 Total Employees and Full-Time faculty figures are based on IPEDS Human Resources survey definitions. Total employees include adjunct instructors. Full-time faculty counts are faculty employees whose primary function is instruction, research and/or public service.
4 Student-Faculty Ratio is based on Common Data Set methodology of full-time equivalent students (full-time plus 1/3 part-time) to full-time equivalent instructional faculty (full-time plus 1/3 part-time). Excluded are both faculty and students in Mercer's stand-alone graduate and professional programs of Medicine, Law, Pharmacy, Health Professions, and Theology. Graduate faculty and students in schools of Business, Engineering, Music, Penfield, Nursing, and Education are included; these graduate programs are not stand-alone.