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 Mercer University

Mercer University - Macon, GA

1400 Coleman Avenue, Macon, Georgia 31207

General information:(478)301-2700
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Doctor's degree - other
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:8,329(4,404 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:12 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $29,540 $30,560 $31,548 -3%
Out-of-state $29,540 $30,560 $31,548 -3%
Books and supplies $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $8,788 $10,088 $10,408 -3%
Other $2,001 $2,001 $2,651 -25%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,788 $10,088 $10,408 -3%
Other $2,001 $2,001 $2,651 -32%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,001 $2,001 $2,651 -25%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $41,529 $43,849 $45,807 -4%
Off Campus $41,529 $43,849 $45,807 -4%
Off Campus with Family $32,741 $33,761 $35,399 -6%
Out-of-state
On Campus $41,529 $43,849 $45,807 -4%
Off Campus $41,529 $43,849 $45,807 -4%
Off Campus with Family $32,741 $33,761 $35,399 -6%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $31,248
In-state fees $300
Out-of-state tuition $31,248
Out-of-state fees $300
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $12,186
In-state fee $300
Out-of-state tuition $12,186
Out-of-state fees $300
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 598 100% --
Grant or scholarship aid 598 100% $15,248,630 $25,499
Federal grants 190 32% $1,069,110 $5,627
Pell grants 189 32% $809,622 $4,284
Other federal grants 153 26% $259,488 $1,696
State/local government grant or scholarships 477 80% $1,992,750 $4,178
Institutional grants or scholarships 593 99% $12,186,770 $20,551
Student loan aid 397 66% $2,839,807 $7,153
Federal student loans 372 62% $2,348,205 $6,312
Other student loans 93 16% $491,602 $5,286
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 4,090 91% $61,429,619 $15,019
Pell grants 1,672 37% $7,147,244 $4,275
Federal student loans 3,133 69% $24,741,134 $7,897

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 8,329
Undergraduate enrollment 4,404
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 518
Graduate enrollment 3,925
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$50

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$50

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,582 1,026 1,556
Percent admitted 83% 86% 80%
Percent admitted who enrolled 86% 26% 19%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 359 64%
ACT 201 36%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 520 630
SAT Math 540 630
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 24 29
ACT English 24 32
ACT Math 24 28
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 48 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AAAMenWomen
Baseball 31-
Basketball 1714
Beach Volleyball -12
Golf 99
Lacrosse 36-
Soccer 2427
Softball -23
Tennis 96
Track and Field, X-Country 1310
Volleyball -16

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1911 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education

Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels

01/31/2003 Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

Law (LAW) - Professional schools

01/01/1925 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

04/21/2001 Accredited
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs

Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the certificate, master's, or doctoral degree level

01/18/2005 Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health

Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health

10/22/2005 Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education

Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree

07/01/1982 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1978 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

04/17/2008 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

03/01/1995 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations11 0
Liquor law violations010
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 000
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 011
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 011
Aggravated assault 100
Burglary 752
Motor vehicle theft 012
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 011
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 631
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

• This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database.

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page.

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Post-master's certificate Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Doctor's degree - professional practice Doctor's degree - other
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African-American/Black Studies1-----
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)1-----
Women's Studies1-----
Category total3-----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry17-----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General1-----
Category total76-----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting-15----
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other27----
Business/Commerce, General181139----
International Business/Trade/Commerce-11----
Category total183172----
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other12-----
Journalism6-----
Mass Communication/Media Studies1-----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric2-----
Category total32-----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science1-----
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other-2----
Computer and Information Sciences, Other1-----
Information Science/Studies11-----
Category total202----
Education Colleges
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-23----
Early Childhood Education and Teaching18-----
Education, General--22---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--2129--
Elementary Education and Teaching95214----
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching1848----
Music Teacher Education1-----
Reading Teacher Education-15----
Secondary Education and Teaching-26----
Category total1323264329--
Engineering Colleges
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering-5----
Computer Engineering, General-5----
Computer Software Engineering-3----
Electrical and Electronics Engineering-11----
Engineering, General65-----
Engineering, Other-4----
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering-1----
Mechanical Engineering-4----
Category total6533----
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General4-----
Category total19-----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature2-----
Latin Language and Literature1-----
Spanish Language and Literature2-----
Category total18-----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical Nurse Specialist-1----
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-15----
Medicine----64-
Nurse Anesthetist-11----
Nursing Education-7----
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design---5--
Pharmacy----146-
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other---2--
Physician Assistant-30----
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies11---1-
Public Health, General-22----
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse221-----
Category total23286-7211-
History Colleges
History, General11-----
Category total11-----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration51----
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies18-----
Category total231----
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Law----130-
Category total----130-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies35-----
Category total35-----
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General6-----
Category total6-----
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other36-----
Category total36-----
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science6-----
Environmental Studies5-----
Category total11-----
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Christian Studies2-----
Philosophy2-----
Category total4-----
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General6-----
Physics, General3-----
Category total9-----
Psychology Colleges
Counseling Psychology-35----
Psychology, General1-----
Category total2635----
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Community Organization and Advocacy2-----
Human Services, General78-----
Category total84-----
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology1-----
Criminology2-----
Economics, General7-----
International Relations and Affairs3-----
Political Science and Government, General5-----
Sociology1-----
Category total41-----
Theology and Religious Vocations Colleges
Divinity/Ministry-54---4
Religious/Sacred Music-1----
Category total-55---4
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General1-----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1-----
Music Performance, General95----
Music, General6-----
Category total225----
Grand total3871543363414