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
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 2015-16: 8,831
Fall Census Counts
Headcount Enrollment (Unduplicated)
|Fall Semester||Total Headcount Fall Enrollment||Total Fall FTE|
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.
†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‡|