Facts and Figures

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President

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

Teaching Hospitals

  • Navicent Health, Macon
  • Coliseum Medical Center, Macon
  • Memorial University Medical Center, Savannah
  • The Midtown Medical Center, Columbus
  • St. Francis Hospital, Columbus
  • Fairview Park Hospital, Dublin
  • Memorial Satilla Health, Waycross
  • Orange Park Medical Center, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Trident Medical Center, Charleston, South Carolina

Campuses

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 for adults through the College of Professional Advancement. 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, College of Education and the English Language Institute. The campus focuses on graduate and professional programs.

Savannah — Savannah is home to a second 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.

Columbus — The School of Medicine in 2012 opened a clinical site in Columbus for third- and fourth-year students. In 2021, it will expand to a full four-year campus of the medical school.

Alumni

Some 83,500 Mercer alumni, including graduates of Tift College, live in all 50 states and in more than 90 countries. The Mercer University Alumni Association, governed by a National Board of Directors and an Alumni Board of Directors for each college and school, seeks to promote the commitment of alumni to the University. The Association sponsors events each year, including Homecoming on the Macon campus and “Mercer Mingles” in cities where alumni live. A network of 48 local alumni chapters helps Mercerians stay connected in their hometowns.

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 2018 and now 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 in 2018–2019

Atlanta Macon RAC Total
Postsecondary Certificate 0 0 16 16
Bachelor’s Degree 171 742 188 1,101
Master’s Degree 718 124 129 971
D.Min. 7 0 0 7
D.N.P. 7 0 0 7
D.P.H. 134 0 0 134
D.P.T. 37 0 0 37
Ed.S. 5 0 9 14
J.D. 0 130 0 130
M.D. 0 44 64 108
Psy.D. 14 0 0 14
Ph.D. (Pharmacy) 10 0 0 10
Ph.D. (Education) 15 0 4 19
Ph.D. (Nursing) 3 0 0 3
Ph.D. (Professional Advancement) 7 0 0 7
Total 1,128 1,040 410 2,578

Enrollment

Fall 2019

  • Total – 8,759
  • Undergraduate – 4,877
  • Graduate & Professional – 3,882

Students come from 42 states and 56 foreign countries. Eighty-seven percent of students come from Georgia.

Faculty and Staff

1,892

Financial Data

2019 Market Endowment – $376,609,509
2019 Property and Equipment Net – $360,470,687
FY 2019 Budget – $256,040,497

2018–2019 Gifts and Grants

  • Voluntary Support (gifts and grants from all sources) – $66,046,503.89
  • Private Gifts – $27,105,108.54
  • Total Number of Donors – 9,503
  • Alumni Donors – 4,571

2019–2020 Macon Undergraduate Costs

  • Undergraduate Tuition – $37,508
  • Average First-Year Room and Board – $12,036