Graduation Rates in Reasonable Completion Time

For the academic year 2020-2021, 475 students out of 723 candidates have completed their courses within 150% normal time (i.e. in 6 years for 4-years BS degree) at Mercer University. By gender, 201 male and 274 female students graduated the school last year completing their jobs in the period. Its graduation rate is relatively higher than the average rate when comparing similar colleges (60.72% in average - Private (not-for-profit) Doctoral/Research University).
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total72347565.70%
Men33720159.64%
Women38627470.98%

Graduation Rate By Race/Ethnicity

The graduation rate of American Indian or Alaska Native students is 33.33%, rate of Asian students is 77.78%, rate of Black (Non-Hispanic) students is 63.27%, rate of Hispanic students is 43.24%, rate of White students is 68.36%, rate of Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander students is 100.00%, rate of Two or More Race students is 48.15%, and rate of Unknown students is 68.75% at Mercer University.
TotalMaleFemale
American Indian or Alaska Native33.33%(1/3) - 100.00%(1/1)
Asian77.78%(35/45) 70.00%(14/20) 84.00%(21/25)
Black (Non-Hispanic)63.27%(93/147) 50.88%(29/57) 71.11%(64/90)
Hispanic43.24%(16/37) 31.25%(5/16) 52.38%(11/21)
White68.36%(296/433) 63.64%(140/220) 73.24%(156/213)
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander100.00%(1/1) 100.00%(1/1) -
Two or More Race48.15%(13/27) 40.00%(2/5) 50.00%(11/22)
Unknown68.75%(11/16) 60.00%(6/10) 83.33%(5/6)
Graduation Rate By Race/Ethnicity

Graduation Rate By Completion Time Period

For BS degrees, 374 students completed their courses in 4 years (or 100% normal time) and 84 finished in 5 years (or 125% normal time). An additional 391 students graduated within 6 years (or 150% normal time).
Graduation Rate By Completion Time Period

Transfer-out and Retention Rates

The transfer-out rate is calculated by dividing the total number of students who are known to have transferred out of other institutions within 150% of normal time to completion into the total number of students, At Mercer University, the transfer-out rate is 28.22%. Its transfer-out rate is much higher than the average rate when comparing similar colleges (21.88% in average - Private (not-for-profit) Doctoral/Research University).
Transfer-out and Retention Rates
By definition, the retention rate is the percentage of students who return to a college for their sophomore year. At Mercer University, the retention rate is 89% for full-time students and 79 % for part-time students last year. Its retention rate is higher than the average rate when comparing similar colleges (78.25% in average - Private (not-for-profit) Doctoral/Research University).
Retention Rates at Mercer University

Non-Resident Alien Graduation Rate

A non-resident alien student is not a US citizen/green card holder and studies with a student visa, such as an F visa, in the United States. At Mercer University, 9 of 14 non-resident alien students completed their studies and the graduation rate was 64.29%.
Non-Resident Alien Graduation Rate


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