Mercer University

Macon, GA 31207

Mercer University is one of the 35 private 4-year, not-for-profit colleges in Georgia. Its campus is medium in size and located in Macon. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 890 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 765 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 86%).

Every year 64% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Mercer University's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $35,700, and fees were $300. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $35,700 and $300 respectively.

Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4-year
TypePrivate
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate86%

Nursing Programs Offered

Macon-campus nursing BSN degree pre-licensure program begins for the first time in Fall 2013

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 15 113
Master's degree 0 0
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 8
Doctor's degree - other 0 1
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 90.5%

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1911 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
ACEN
03/01/1995 - 12/31/2006
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
CCNE
04/21/2001 - Current
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COA
01/18/2005 - 12/07/2012
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
CCNE
04/21/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
CCNE
04/21/2004 - Current

Admission

73%

Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1170 to 1340
ACT25 to 30
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates $50

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$806/credit
In State Students$806/credit
Out of State Students$806/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$798/credit
In State Students$798/credit
Out of State Students$798/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $36,270 $36,270 $36,270
ADN 70 $56,420 $56,420 $56,420
BSN 125 $100,750 $100,750 $100,750
FNP 50 $39,900 $39,900 $39,900
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of Mercer University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 26% $4,648
Other Federal Grant 13% $2,146
State Grant & Scholarships 79% $5,379
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $22,829
Federal Student Loans 62% $6,927
Private Loans 10% $9,974

$21,268

Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$17,503
$30,001 to $48,000$18,687
$48,001 to $75,000$19,923
$75,001 to $110,000$21,904
Over $110,000$23,444

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Student Population

4,747

Undergrads

3,906

Graduates

5,520

Women

3,133

Men

81%

Full-time

19%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
47%
Black/African American
30%
Asian
8%
Race/ethnicity unknown
5%
Hispanic
5%
Non-resident alien
3%
Two or more races
2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Georgia state board of nursing.

Mercer University
1501 Mercer University Drive
Macon, GA 31207
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