MACON/ATLANTA/SAVANNAH/COLUMBUS – Mercer University set a fall enrollment record of 9,033 students across all campuses. It is the 15th consecutive year that the University has enrolled a record number of students.

The record number comes as colleges and universities across the country are seeing declining enrollments. More than 1,000 new undergraduate students on the Macon campus are included in this fall’s total. Nationwide, new freshman enrollment at private, not-for-profit colleges and universities is down almost 5% over the past three years.

“The record enrollment is further demonstration of the quality, relevance and value of our programs across the University,” said Dr. Penny L. Elkins, senior vice president for enrollment management. “I’m grateful to our faculty, staff, alumni and friends who helped us recruit another record class.”

Kyle is senior director of media relations at Mercer. In addition to being the primary media contact for most academic and administrative units of the university, he serves as editor of the Mercerian alumni magazine and News@Mercer e-newsletters, and he coordinates hometown and university news releases.