Graduation Rates Disclosure

October 26, 2020

In accordance with the Higher Education Act, Mercer University is pleased to provide the following information on the graduation/completion rates of our 2013-14 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) *
  2013 Cohort 4-Class Average Rate 2010 through 2013 Cohorts Combined
Adjusted Cohort
Completion Rate
Adjusted Cohort
Completion Rate
Total Cohort

723

66%

2,524

65%

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

722

66%

2,520

65%

Continuing Education at Regional Academic Centers or Atlanta

1

0%

4

0%

Student Athletes

Student Athletes Receiving Athletically Related Financial Aid. 

Latest NCAA Official Graduation Report

70 64% 220 61%
By Gender
Female

386

71%

1,280

69%

Male

337

60%

1,244

62%

By Race/Ethnicity
American Indian/Alaskan Native

**

**

13

54%

Asian

45

78%

192

72%

Black or African American

147

63%

485

58%

Hispanic/Latino

37

43%

114

57%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

**

**

**

**

Nonresident Alien

14

64%

58

62%

Two or More Races

27

48%

75

61%

Other/unknown

16

69%

69

57%

White

433

68%

1,517

68%

By Financial Aid Category 
PELL Grant Recipients

244

57%

820 57%
Subsidized Federal Loan Recipients who did not receive Pell Grant

124

63%

482 63%
Recipients of neither a Pell nor subsidized Federal Loan

355

73%

1222 71%

 

* 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.