Quick Facts

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 2016-17:  8,186 

Fall Census Counts

Headcount Enrollment (Unduplicated)

Fall Semester Total Unduplicated Headcount Fall Enrollment 1 Fall Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Enrollment 2
2017 8,667 7,603
2016 8,623 7,506
2015 8,603 7,434
2014 8,557 7,398
2013 8,361 7,175
2012 8,341 7,109
2011 8,336 7,123
2010 8,236 6,985
2009 8,072 6,913
2008 7,622 6,516
2007 7,308 6,245
2006 7,049 6,037
2005 7,154 6,181
2004 7,180 6,209
2003 7,200 6,185

 

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 Undergraduate Graduate Professional
2017 4,778 2,323 1,711
2016 4,750 2,258 1,769
2015 4,694 2,271 1,775
2014 4,571 2,309 1,783
2013 4,425 2,259 1,809
2012 4,429 2,259 1,766
2011 4,414 2,284 1,742
2010 4,509 2,155 1,638
2009 4,530 2,053 1,538
2008 4,403 1,737 1,533
2007 4,321 1,539 1,492
2006 4,260 1,363 1,477
2005 4,499 1,254 1,435
2004 4,628 1,131 1,421
2003 4,580 1,215 1,405

 

Employees

 

Fall Semester Total Employees3 Full-Time Faculty3 Student-Faculty Ratio4
2017 1,861 497 13.0:1
2016 1,851 504 12.7:1
2015 1,859 524 13.0:1
2014 1,860 534 12.8:1
2013 1,852 550 12.2:1
2012 1,789 523 12.7:1
2011 1,706 510 12.9:1
2010 1,658 508 12.8:1
2009 1,634 487 13.5:1
2008 1,554 471 13:01
2007 1,475 454 13:01
2006 1,499 445 12:01
2005 1,556 440 13:01
2004 1,533 434 14:01
2003 1,546 424 14:01

 

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.