Mercer Facts & Figures

President

William D. Underwood

Schools and Colleges

  • College of Liberal Arts
  • 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 and Economics
  • College of Education
  • School of Theology
  • Penfield College
  • 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

Campuses

Macon — Mercer’s Macon campus is home to the College of Liberal Arts, School of Medicine, School of Engineering, School of Business and Economics, College of Education and School of Music, along with programs for adults through Penfield College. The School of Law is located one mile away on Coleman Hill overlooking downtown. Macon is a city of 90,000 residents that 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 Penfield College, along with programs of the School of Business and Economics, 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.

Alumni

Some 80,000 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 more than 47 local alumni chapters helps Mercerians stay connected in their hometowns.

Educational Partnerships

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 and Economics, Penfield College, and the Departments of Chemistry and Computer Science in the College of Liberal Arts.

Degrees Awarded in 2017–2018

 

Atlanta Macon RAC Total
Postsecondary Certificate 0 0 7 7
Bachelor's Degree 200 690 238 1,128
Post-baccalaureate Certificate 1 0 0 1
Master's Degree 614 148 98 860
Post-master Certificate 0 0 1 1
D.Min. 3 0 0 3
D.N.P. 3 0 0 3
D.P.H. 157 0 0 157
D.P.T. 39 0 0 39
Ed.S. 19 0 13 32
J.D. 0 120 0 120
M.D. 0 48 55 103
Ph.D. (Pharmacy) 14 0 0 14
Ph.D. (Education) 16 0 17 33
Ph.D. (Nursing) 6 0 0 6
Ph.D. (Penfield) 5 0 0 5
Total 1,077 1,006 429 2,512

Enrollment

Fall 2018

  • Total - 8,756
  • Undergraduate - 4,803
  • Graduate & Professional - 3,953

Students come from 42 states and 56 foreign countries.

87 percent of students come from Georgia.

Faculty and Staff

1,806

Financial Data

  • 2018 Market Endowment - $355,981,665
  • 2018 Property and Equipment Net - $313,560,861
  • FY 2019 Budget - $248,415,424

2017–2018 Gifts and Grants

  • Voluntary Support (gifts and grants from all sources) - $65,467,210
  • Private Gifts - $26,493,154
  • Total Number of Donors - 8,795
  • Alumni Donors - 4,679

2018–2019 Macon Undergraduate Costs

  • Undergraduate Tuition - $36,594
  • Average First-Year Room and Board - $11,616