Mercer Sets Enrollment Record, Topping 8,300 for the First Time

November 17, 2011

Media Contact: Mark Vanderhoek (478) 301-4037 or vanderhoek_m@mercer.edu

ATLANTA/MACON/SAVANNAH — For the fifth straight year Mercer University has enrolled a record number of students. The University-wide student population is up 1.2 percent to 8,336 students. This also marks the third year in a row the University’s enrollment has been more than 8,000 students.

This year’s enrollment increase is driven in part by a continuing expansion of degree programs, including doctoral programs, new programs in the health sciences, and the continued expansion of the Medical School campus in Savannah.

About Mercer University
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University enrolls more than 8,300 students in 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies – on major campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah and at three regional academic centers across the state. Mercer is affiliated with two teaching hospitals — Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah and the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, and has educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta. The University operates an academic press and a performing arts center in Macon and an engineering research center in Warner Robins. Mercer is the only private university in Georgia to field an NCAA Division I athletic program. For more information, visit www.mercer.edu.

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