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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“I’ve learned self-confidence since I’ve been at Mercer. Mercer has taught me that the world is a vast and complex place, and the courses I’ve taken have prepared me for an enriching life.”

Jazmine Buckley, Political Science and Women's and Gender Studies, '18

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Impact stories

The Hallmarks of Our Institution

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.