Mercer shatters fall enrollment record

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The Class of 2027 forms an MU on Cruz Plaza during 2023 Bear Beginnings. Photo by Matt Smith

MACON – Mercer University has set a new preliminary fall enrollment record with 15th class day numbers showing 9,019 students registered in programs across all campuses, up 239, or 2.7%, from last fall’s comparable number.

Contributing to the enrollment increase was a record number of first-year residential undergraduate students, including 1,015 freshmen and 103 transfer students. Record-setting credentials of this class include an average high school GPA of 4.02.

Final fall enrollment figures will be released in early November, after programs that have two fall sessions have completed registration.

The largest enrollment increases were seen in the Tift College of Education and Stetson-Hatcher School of Business. The Law School and Medical School, as well as the College of Health Professions, also saw strong enrollments.

“The University’s record enrollment this fall is a team effort led by professional staff who believe in forwarding Mercer’s mission through the remarkable students who choose to join an environment of academically-talented and service-minded Mercerians,” said Mercer President William D. Underwood.