Mercer University

Macon Enrollment: 4,875
Atlanta enrollment: 4,289
Undergraduate: 53 percent
Highest degree: Doctoral, Professional
President: William D. Underwood
Founded: 1833

Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. With more than 9,100 students enrolled in 12 schools and colleges, on major campuses in Macon and Atlanta; medical school sites in Macon, Savannah and Columbus; and at regional academic centers in Henry and Douglas counties, Mercer is ranked among the top tier of national research universities by U.S. News & World Report. The Mercer Health Sciences Center includes the University’s School of Medicine and Colleges of Nursing, Health Professions and Pharmacy. Mercer is affiliated with five teaching hospitals – Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah; The Medical Center, Atrium Navicent Health, and Piedmont Macon Medical Center in Macon; and Piedmont Columbus Regional Hospital and St. Francis-Emory Healthcare in Columbus.

The University also has an educational partnership with Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex in Warner Robins. It operates an academic press and a performing arts center in Macon and an engineering research center in Warner Robins. Mercer is one of only 293 institutions nationwide to shelter a chapter of The Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society; one of eight institutions to hold membership in the Georgia Research Alliance; and the only private university in Georgia to field an NCAA Division I athletic program.

The 300-acre Atlanta campus, just inside the northeast Perimeter, is a vital and growing component of Mercer, which has been part of Atlanta’s academic community since 1960. Atlanta degree programs focus primarily on graduate, professional and doctoral studies in pharmacy, nursing, theology, business, education, and health professions, as well as graduate and undergraduate programs for working adults.