December 12, 2003
Last Updated: March 30, 2004
2003-2004 Common Data Set
This document is a standard response to college guides and other surveys requesting information about Mercer University. It provides a quick and easy way to find out basic information about Mercer. The document follows the format of the Common Data Set (CDS) which was developed based on cooperation between publishers (College Board, Wintergreen/Orchard House, Peterson's and U.S. News and World Report) and colleges.
The focus of the CDS is undergraduate programs. Mercer University has several distinct programs for undergraduate degree-seeking students: 1. Our "traditional" program is offered on our main campus in Macon, Georgia; it is a daytime program geared toward traditional age, first-time college students. 2. Mercer offers an evening and weekend continuing education program geared toward adults held at off-campus centers around the state of Georgia. 3. Our branch campus in Atlanta offers upper division undergraduate courses leading to a BBA in business. 4. Our Georgia Baptist College of Nursing offers undergraduate nursing degrees in Atlanta. Therefore, the CDS format has been modified where appropriate to delineate figures for each program separately. Responses to most sections are limited to our traditional undergraduate program because the information is most relevant to that population, and because policies, requirements, costs and options vary by program.
Mercer University was founded in 1833 and is the second largest
Baptist-affiliated institution in the world. In addition to undergraduate level
offerings, programs at the graduate and professional level are offered. Mercer's
main campus is located in Macon. Atlanta is the home of Mercer's Cecil B. Day
Campus, and four off-campus centers located in the Atlanta and Central Georgia areas offer
degree tracks for non-traditional students. For additional information on Mercer's
academic programs, visit the home pages of the academic colleges and schools of Mercer.
|A. General Information||E. Academic Offerings & Policies||I. Instructional Faculty and Class Size|
|B. Enrollment & Persistence||F. Student Life||J. Degrees Conferred|
|C. Freshman Admission||G. Annual Expenses|
|D. Transfer Admissions||H. Financial Aid||Common Data Set Definitions|
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