Mercer University Sets Record with Final Fall Enrollment

Quad Spring

MACON – Mercer University’s final fall enrollment establishes a new record, surpassing 9,000 students for the first time. A total of 9,026 students are enrolled in Mercer’s 12 schools and colleges on campuses in Macon, Atlanta, Savannah and Columbus, surpassing last year’s record final fall enrollment of 8,759 by 3%.


First-time students enrolled in Mercer’s Macon undergraduate programs numbered 951, and 87 percent of first-year students from 2019 returned for fall 2020. Freshman-to-graduation retention reached 73.2%, also a new University record.


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.