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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 11 colleges and schools serve undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in Macon, Atlanta, Savannah, and in four Regional Academic Centers.

Academic Calendar: Semester

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 Classification: Master's Large: Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)

Level: 4-year or above
Control: Private not-for-profit

Fall Census Counts

Headcount Enrollment (Unduplicated)

Fall Semester Total Headcount Enrollment Total FTE
2001 7,315 6,533.3
2002 7,324 6,566.4
2003 7,200 6,468.0
2004 7,180 6,474.0
2005 7,154 6,454.7
2006 7,049 6,340.0
2007 7,308 6,574.3
2008 7,622 6,890.7
2009 8,072 7,315.6
2010 8,236 7,460.8
2011 8,336 7,548.8
2012 8,341 7,559.2
2013 8,361 7,584.7

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 Undergraduate Graduate Professional
2001 4,740 1,250 1,325
2002 4,673 1,276 1,376
2003 4,580 1,215 1,405
2004 4,628 1,131 1,421
2005 4,499 1,254 1,435
2006 4,260 1,363 1,477
2007 4,321 1,539 1,492
2008 4,403 1,737 1,533
2009 4,530 2,053 1,538
2010 4,509 2,155 1,638
2011 4,414 2,284 1,742
2012 4,429 2,259 1,766
2013 4,425 2,259 1,809

Mercer Employees

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.

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 Continuing and Professional Studies, Nursing, and Education are included; these graduate programs are not stand-alone.

Fall Semester Total Employees Full-Time Faculty Student-Faculty Ratio
2001 1,553 404 15:1
2002 1,535 413 14:1
2003 1,546 424 14:1
2004 1,533 434 14:1
2005 1,556 440 13:1
2006 1,499 445 12:1
2007 1,475 454 13:1
2008 1,554 471 13:1
2009 1,634 487 13.5:1
2010 1,658 508 12.8:1
2011 1,706 510 12.9:1
2012 1,789 523 12.7:1
2013 1,852 550 12.2:1