Mercer University Shatters Fall Enrollment Record

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MACON/ATLANTA/SAVANNAH – Mercer University has set a new fall enrollment record with 15th class day numbers showing 8,855 students registered in programs across all campuses, up 247, or 3%, from last fall’s comparable number.

The largest enrollment increases were seen in the Stetson-Hatcher School of Business, College of Professional Advancement and Georgia Baptist College of Nursing.

The University’s largest population – Macon undergraduates – enrolled 951 new residential students for an overall total of 3,310.

Record-setting credentials of this class include an average GPA of 3.95 and an average ACT of 28. Freshman-to-sophomore retention was 87%, up from 86% last year, while the latest graduation rate, representing the percentage of entering freshmen who remain at Mercer through graduation, was a record 73.2%.

“Mercer University is home to an incredibly talented faculty and professional staff who are committed to student success,” said Mercer President William D. Underwood. “The University’s record enrollment this fall is a team effort led by professional staff who believe in forwarding Mercer’s mission through the remarkable students who choose to join an environment of academically-talented and service-minded Mercerians.”

Final fall enrollment figures will be released in November.

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