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Mercer University

Macon, GA

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The graph below shows the Administrative Cost Per Student at Mercer University. This is a measure of expenditures per student for day-today executive operations of the institution, not including student services or academic management.

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Hidden Gems

Mercer University has an ACTA Hidden Gem on campus. ACTA’s Hidden Gems initiative highlights exceptional programs at colleges and universities that offer high-quality and coherent interdisciplinary education across the liberal arts. Hidden Gems range from major and minor degree programs to honors and certificate programs. Learn more about Hidden Gems here.

The Great Books Program at Mercer University says, "Mercer faculty members who teach in the Great Books Program believe that students must sufficiently engage and confront the Western tradition before they can begin imaginatively to grasp other cultural traditions or before they can critically appropriate contemporary culture and its formative texts. The Great Books Program consists of eight courses and serves as one of two general education “tracks” in the College of Liberal Arts."

Oases of Excellence

Mercer University has an ACTA Oasis of Excellence on campus. ACTA’s Oases of Excellence initiative highlights academic centers that prepare students for informed citizenship in a free society by maintaining the highest academic standards, introducing students to the best of the foundational arts and sciences, teaching American heritage, and ensuring free inquiry into a range of intellectual viewpoints. Learn more about Oases of Excellence here.

The Thomas C. and Ramona E. McDonald Center for America’s Founding Principles


According to its mission statement, Mercer University's mission is, "To teach, to learn, to create, to discover, to inspire, to empower and to serve." [Source]

Curriculum last evaluated: 11/13/2023

2021-22 enrollment and tuition data, and four-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2012, are derived from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.