About Mercer

Our mission isn’t just what we live by – it’s who we are. We’ve been teaching, creating and serving for more than 185 years.

Mission and Vision

Facts and Figures

By the Numbers

Mercer University remains one of America’s oldest and most distinctive institutions of higher learning.

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Graduates rub the head of the Jesse Mercer statute on Mercer's Macon campus

Our Traditions

From school colors to annual events, Mercer is packed with proud traditions that have made the University what it is today.

Mercer provided me with the space to explore new things and learn tremendously, and it gave me the tools to make it as a professional engineer. I have no doubt I made the right decision to complete my undergrad at Mercer.

Charlotte Dungan, Environmental Engineering, '20

Charlotte Dungan

Impact stories

The Hallmarks of Our Institution

A group of Mercer students and faculty pose for a photo during the 2018 Mercer On Mission trip to Peru.

Global Impact

Mercer’s Enduring International Footprint

Mercer launched Mercer On Mission in 2007, and more than a decade later, international service has become increasingly integral to the Mercer experience. Students and faculty carry the University’s mission far beyond the campus borders.

This 1845 file photo shows Mercer's historic building in Penfield, Georgia.

Our History

Our story begins in 1833 with a group of trailblazing Georgia Baptists, including our namesake Jesse Mercer.