Mercer University says, "Mercer University's mission is to teach, to learn, to create, to discover, to inspire, to empower and to serve. In fulfilling this mission, the University supports undergraduate, graduate, and professional learning as well as basic research and its application in service to others. As a university committed to excellence and innovation, Mercer challenges members of its community to meet and exceed high standards in their teaching, learning, research, scholarship and service. Mercer is an independent university that remains grounded in a tradition that embraces freedom of the mind and spirit, cherishes the equal worth of every individual, and commits to serving the needs of humankind. As a reflection of this heritage: We encourage our students to discover and develop fully their unique combination of gifts and talents to become leaders who make a positive difference in the world. We seek to inspire members of our community to live virtuous and meaningful lives by using their gifts and talents to serve the needs of humankind as an expression of their love for God and neighbor. We seek to enrich the mind and spirit by promoting and facilitating an open and rigorous search for truth and understanding, including an examination of the moral, religious and ethical questions of this and every age. We affirm and respect the dignity and sacred worth of every person and celebrate both our commonalities and our differences." [Source]
- Undergraduate Enrollment:4,747
- 4-Year Graduation Rate:47%
- Tuition & Fees:$36,000 annually
General Education Requirements
No credit given for Literature because a survey course in literature is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Humanities/Fine Arts" requirement.
3. Foreign LanguageNO
No credit given for Foreign Language because students may fulfill the requirement with elementary-level study.
4. U.S. Government or HistoryNO
No credit given for U.S. Government or History because a survey course in American government or history is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Humanities/Fine Arts" requirement.
No credit given for Economics because a course in economics is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Behavioral/Social Science" requirement.
Notably, Mercer offers an alternative general education track in the form of their Great Books Program, which gives students the option of completing their Core requirements through engagement with canonical literary, philosophical, and historical texts.
Curriculum last evaluated: 06/05/2019