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U.S. News Ranks Mercer University Among
Top 10 Schools in the South for 12th Consecutive Year

August 17, 2010

Media Contact:
Mark Vanderhoek
(478) 301-4037

MACON — Mercer University, for the 12th consecutive year, 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.

About Mercer University:
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University enrolls more than 8,000 students in 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies – on major campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah and at three regional academic centers across the state. Mercer is affiliated with two teaching hospitals — Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah and the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, and has educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta. The University operates an academic press and a performing arts center in Macon and an engineering research center in Warner Robins. Mercer is the only private university in Georgia to field an NCAA Division I athletic program. For more information, visit

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