Retention and Graduation Rates

The University monitors retention and graduation rates as measure of success of its undergraduate programs. 

Retention Rate

Threshold: 80%
Goal by 2028: 92%
Actual retention rate for the fall 2022 cohort: 83%
FTFT Retention Graph 2023

Graduation Rate

Graduation rates are measured by calculating the percentage of an entering fall cohort that graduates from Mercer within 6 years.

Threshold: 65% (increased from 60% January 2021)
Goal by 2028: 75%

Actual graduation rate for the fall 2017 cohort: 73%

FTFT GraduationSACSCOC requires that institutions identify a student completion metric. Mercer has chosen the IPEDS graduation rate metrica.