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University Sets Enrollment Record, Tops 8,200 Students


November 12, 2010

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MACON/ATLANTA/SAVANNAH — Topping an enrollment record set a year ago, Mercer University has established another record for total enrollment this fall, with the University-wide student population up 2 percent to 8,236 students. Fall 2009 was the first time the University’s enrollment had gone above 8,000 students.

This year’s enrollment increase is driven in part by a continuing expansion of degree programs, including doctoral programs, new programs in the health sciences, and the continued expansion of the Medical School campus in Savannah. Among the 11 colleges and schools those with the highest growth rates were the James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology, the College of Continuing and Professional Studies, the School of Medicine, the Townsend School of Music, the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

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 8,200 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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