Graduation Rates Disclosure

January 7, 2022

In accordance with the Higher Education Act, Mercer University is pleased to provide the following information on the graduation/completion rates of our 2015-16 cohort of full-time, first-time, degree seeking undergraduates, and student athletes receiving athletic financial aid.

While reviewing the information, please keep the following in mind:

  • Graduation/completion rates are calculated by tracking a cohort of new, first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students for six years (150% of normal time to completion of a 4-year degree).  If a student completes a bachelor's or equivalent degree from Mercer by August 31 of the sixth year, the student is counted in the completion rate.
  • The majority of first-time, full-time degree-seeking students enter Mercer through our traditional program which is offered in Macon, Georgia; it is a daytime program geared toward traditional age students, the majority of whom are attending college for the first time. Some first-time, full-time degree-seeking students also enter Mercer through our non-traditional programs.  For example, Mercer offers a continuing education program geared toward older students which is offered evenings and weekends at regional academic centers around the state of Georgia.
  • Graduation/completion rates do not include students that enter as transfers or who initially enrolled part-time, and do not reflect outcomes after the 6-year period.
  • Graduation/completion rates do not include students who left school to serve in the armed forces, official church missions, or foreign aid service of the federal government.  In addition, students who die or become totally and permanently disabled are excluded from the cohort.

Questions related to this report should be directed to Sarah May, Director of Institutional Research at 478-301-2413 or may_se@mercer.edu.

Student-Right-To-Know Completion Rate  
(Total Completers within 150% / Adjusted Cohort) *
  2015 Cohort 4-Class Average Rate 2012 through 2015 Cohorts Combined
Adjusted Cohort
Completion Rate
Adjusted Cohort
Completion Rate
Total Cohort

825

74%

2,991

70%

Completion Rates for Cohort Sub-Categories
By Mercer Program
Macon Campus Residential Undergraduate Program

823

74%

2,988

70%

Post-Traditional Undergraduate Program

2

**

3

**

Student Athletes

Student Athletes Receiving Athletically Related Financial Aid - NCAA report for 2015-16 not currently available

Latest NCAA Official Graduation Report available

n/a n/a n/a n/a
By Gender
Female

431

75%

1,532

73%

Male

394

72%

1,459

66%

By Race/Ethnicity
American Indian/Alaskan Native

**

**

9

67%

Asian

76

79%

233

74%

Black or African American

134

75%

540

68%

Hispanic/Latino

49

65%

166

61%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

**

**

**

**

Nonresident Alien

22

59%

79

66%

Two or More Races

47

66%

107

61%

Other/unknown

19

63%

70

69%

White

478

75%

1,784

71%

By Financial Aid Category 
PELL Grant Recipients

201

68%

863 63%
Subsidized Federal Loan Recipients who did not receive Pell Grant

165

73%

576 68%
Recipients of neither a Pell nor subsidized Federal Loan

459

76%

1,152 74%

 

* Student-Right-to-Know rates are based students completing bachelor's or equivalent degrees. 
** Number of individuals in cell less than 6; data cell suppressed to protect confidentiality of individuals.