For the 12th consecutive year, Mercer has made the Top 10 in U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of comprehensive universities in the South. Mercer was again ranked No. 8 in the South in the 2010 “Best Regional Universities” category. The University also moved up to the No. 4 spot in the South for “Great Schools, Great Prices.”
The “Great Schools, Great Prices” ranking reflects the magazine’s selection of institutions based on a number of criteria, including academic quality and the net cost of attendance for students receiving need-based aid. The ranking is also based on the premise that “the higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the deal.”
“We’re glad the word is out that we are a great school at a great price,” said Brian Dalton, senior vice president for enrollment management. “It confirms what Mercer students and graduates have found all along, that Mercer offers an excellent undergraduate experience for the price.”
For 21 consecutive years, the University has been ranked among the South’s top 15 regional universities, which includes institutions that provide a full range of undergraduate and master’s programs, and few, if any, doctoral programs. More than 500 universities are ranked within four geographic areas – North, South, Midwest and West.