Facts and Figures

tower of mercer administration building


William D. Underwood, J.D.

Schools and Colleges

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • School of Law
  • Mercer Health Sciences Center
    • School of Medicine
    • College of Pharmacy
    • College of Nursing
    • College of Health Professions
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Business
  • College of Education
  • School of Theology
  • College of Professional Advancement
  • School of Music

Primary Teaching Hospitals

  • Atrium Health Navicent The Medical Center, Macon
  • Piedmont Macon Medical Center, Macon
  • Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah
  • Piedmont Columbus Regional Hospital, Columbus
  • St. Francis-Emory Healthcare, Columbus


Macon — Mercer’s Macon campus is home to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Medicine, School of Engineering, School of Business, College of Education and School of Music, along with programs of the College of Professional Advancement and the College of Health Professions. The School of Law is located one mile away on Coleman Hill overlooking downtown. Macon-Bibb County is home to more than 150,000 residents and serves as the educational, medical, cultural and commercial hub of Central Georgia.

Atlanta — Mercer’s Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus is home to the College of Pharmacy, College of Health Professions, School of Theology, College of Nursing and College of Professional Advancement, along with programs of the School of Business and College of Education.

Savannah — Savannah is home to a campus of Mercer’s four-year M.D. program in the School of Medicine.

Columbus — Columbus is home to a campus of Mercer’s four-year M.D. program in the School of Medicine.

Regional Academic Centers — Mercer offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs for adults at centers in Douglas County and Henry County.


Because every graduate is automatically a member of the Mercer University Alumni Association, more than 90,000 Mercer alumni, including graduates of Tift College, live in all 50 states and in 90 countries. The Alumni Association, governed by a National Board of Directors and an Alumni Board of Directors for each college and school, seeks to engage alumni by providing relevant programming, enhanced connections and effective communications. The Association strives to create unique opportunities for Bears, build a culture of philanthropy, preserve the traditions that make Mercer special and forge lifelong connections. Examples of events the Association sponsors each year include Homecoming on the Macon campus and “Mercer Mingles” in cities where alumni live.

Educational Partnership

Robins Air Force Base — In 1983, the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex (the largest entity housed at Robins Air Force Base) and Mercer began discussions about the critical need for engineers at the base. As a result, the University established the School of Engineering in 1985 and Mercer Engineering Research Center in 1987. The educational partnership was formally renewed in 2021 and includes additional Mercer academic units and programs including the School of Business, College of Professional Advancement and the Departments of Chemistry and Computer Science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Degrees Awarded 2022–23

Atlanta Macon Other Total
Bachelor’s Degree 248 726 174 1,148
Master’s Degree 744 122 119 985
Ed.S. 16 0 13 29
Ph.D. (Education) 11 0 0 11
Ph.D. (Nursing) 2 0 0 2
Ph.D. (Pharmacy) 9 0 0 9
Ph.D. (CoPA) 7 0 0 7
Ph.D. (Medicine) 0 3 0 3
D.P.H. 114 0 0 114
D.P.T. 37 0 0 37
J.D. 0 123 0 123
M.D. 0 131 0 131
Psy.D. 14 0 0 14
D.Min. 12 0 0 12
D.N.P. 19 0 0 19
Total 1,233 1,105 306 2,644



Fall 2023

  • Total — 9,164
  • Undergraduate — 4,774
  • Graduate/Professional — 4,390

Students represent 49 states and 38 countries. Eighty-seven percent of students are residents of Georgia.

Faculty and Staff


Financial Data

Endowment — $479,944,937
Property and Equipment Net — $426,607,170
FY 2024 Budget — $302,671,778

2022-23 Gifts and Grants

  • Voluntary Support — $77,213,469.20
  • Private Gifts — $26,305,361.87
  • Total Number of Donors — 8,194
  • Alumni Donors — 3,813

2023–24 Macon Residential Undergraduate Costs

  • Undergraduate Tuition and Fees — $40,890
  • Average First-Year Housing and Food — $14,528