MACON – Mercer University's final fall 2014 enrollment figures, released on Wednesday, show a record overall enrollment of 8,557 students, an increase of 196 students, or 2.3 percent, over last fall. It is the eighth consecutive fall enrollment increase for the University.
Growth in undergraduate enrollment on the Macon campus was the biggest contributor to the overall increase. Over the past four years, Mercer's entering freshman classes on the Macon campus have increased by more than 40 percent, from 565 in 2011 to 807 this fall.
Of the 8,557 students enrolled, 4,571 are undergraduates, 2,309 are graduate students and 1,783 are in professional programs such as law and medicine.
"Mercer University is enjoying tremendous momentum in our student recruitment efforts," said Dr. Penny Elkins, senior vice president for enrollment management. "More and more, prospective students are seeing the great value of a Mercer education and the impact this institution has on our state and world."