Facts and Figures

Mercer Profile: 2020-21
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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
  • Piedmont Columbus Regional Hospital, 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 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 the College of Professional Advancement, along with programs of the School of Business, College of Education and the English Language Institute.

Savannah — Savannah 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.

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 83,000 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 49 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 Other Total
Bachelor’s Degree 187 732 209 1,128
Post-baccalaureate Certificate 1 0 0 1
Master’s Degree 650 136 162 948
D.Min. 15 0 0 15
D.N.P. 6 0 0 6
D.P.H. 150 0 0 150
D.P.T. 38 0 0 38
Ed.S. 18 0 12 30
J.D. 0 121 0 121
M.D. 0 50 67 117
Psy.D. 8 0 0 8
Ph.D. (Pharmacy) 7 0 0 7
Ph.D. (Education) 20 0 4 24
Ph.D. (Nursing) 1 0 0 1
Ph.D. (CoPA) 7 0 0 7
Total 1,108 1,039 454 2,601

Enrollment

Fall 2020

  • Total — 9,026
  • Undergraduate — 4,930
  • Graduate/Professional — 4,096

Students represent 42 states and 57 foreign countries. Eighty-seven percent of students are residents of Georgia.

Faculty and Staff

1,909

Financial Data

2020 Market Endowment — $361,437,355
2020 Property and Equipment Net — $359,128,337
FY 2020 Budget — $269,161,240

2019–2020 Gifts and Grants

  • Voluntary Support (gifts and grants from all sources) — $70,289,977.49
  • Private Gifts — $24,275,959.02
  • Total Number of Donors — 9,281
  • Alumni Donors — 4,015

2020–2021 Macon Traditional Undergraduate Costs

  • Undergraduate Tuition — $37,808
  • Average First-Year Room and Board — $13,070