Graduates earn 2,512 degrees, certificates from Mercer University


About 27.7 percent of the 2,512 degrees and certificates handed out by Mercer University in 2017-18 were to students in health professions and related programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the private not-for-profit institution in Macon conferred 322 doctor's degrees and 204 bachelor's degrees in health professions and related programs.

But the single most popular program was for a master's degree in general business/commerce. Data shows the school gave out 170 master's degrees in general business/commerce, followed by 161 bachelor's degrees in registered nursing/registered nurse and 157 doctor's degrees in pharmacy.

The university enrolled 8,653 students for 2017-18, including 4,747 in undergraduate programs and 3,906 in graduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2017-18
Program
Bachelor's degrees awarded
Graduate and professional degrees awarded
Certificates awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
161
-
-
161
Pharmacy
-
157
-
157
Medicine
-
103
-
103
Public Health, General
7
61
-
68
Physician Assistant
-
47
-
47
Physical Therapy/Therapist
-
39
-
39
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
-
26
-
26
International Public Health/International Health
23
-
-
23
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
-
16
1
17
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
-
15
-
15
Pharmaceutical Sciences
-
14
-
14
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
9
-
-
9
Nursing Science
-
6
-
6
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
4
-
-
4
Nursing Practice
-
3
-
3
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
-
3
-
3
Health Professions and Related Programs total
204
490
1
695
27.7
Business/Commerce, General
51
170
-
221
Accounting
28
42
-
70
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
32
-
-
32
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
26
-
-
26
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
22
1
-
23
Finance, General
19
-
-
19
International Business/Trade/Commerce
13
-
-
13
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
-
11
-
11
Human Resources Development
11
-
-
11
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
4
-
-
4
Management Information Systems, General
1
-
-
1
Business Administration and Management, General
-
-
-
-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
207
224
-
431
17.2
Elementary Education and Teaching
45
71
13
129
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
-
62
12
74
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
8
25
-
33
Secondary Education and Teaching
-
27
-
27
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
-
20
1
21
Curriculum and Instruction
-
21
-
21
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
17
-
-
17
Education, General
-
-
6
6
Music Teacher Education
2
-
-
2
Reading Teacher Education
-
2
-
2
Education total
72
228
32
332
13.2
Engineering, General
144
-
-
144
Engineering, Other
-
13
-
13
Computer Software Engineering
-
11
-
11
Computer Engineering, General
-
9
-
9
Mechanical Engineering
-
9
-
9
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
-
7
-
7
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
-
7
-
7
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
-
3
-
3
Engineering total
144
59
-
203
8.1
Counseling Psychology
-
85
-
85
Psychology, General
68
-
-
68
Clinical Psychology
-
17
-
17
Psychology total
68
102
-
170
6.8
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
70
-
-
70
Biomedical Sciences, General
-
40
-
40
Biochemistry
12
-
-
12
Neuroscience
9
-
-
9
Biological And Biomedical Sciences total
91
40
-
131
5.2
Law
-
120
-
120
Legal Studies, General
7
-
-
7
Legal Professions and Studies total
7
120
-
127
5.1
Social Sciences, General
15
6
7
28
Economics, General
15
-
-
15
Political Science and Government, General
12
-
-
12
Criminology
8
-
-
8
Sociology
5
-
-
5
International Relations and Affairs
4
-
-
4
Anthropology
-
-
-
-
Social Sciences total
59
6
7
72
2.9
Human Services, General
39
9
-
48
International Policy Analysis
1
-
-
1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions total
40
9
-
49
1.9
Informatics
14
-
-
14
Computer Science
14
-
-
14
Information Science/Studies
10
-
-
10
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
-
4
-
4
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
2
-
-
2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
40
4
-
44
1.8
Divinity/Ministry
-
42
-
42
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
-
-
1
1
Religious/Sacred Music
-
-
-
-
Theology and Religious Vocations total
-
42
1
43
1.7
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
22
-
-
22
Journalism
10
-
-
10
Technical and Scientific Communication
5
-
-
5
Mass Communication/Media Studies
2
-
-
2
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs total
39
-
-
39
1.6
Music Performance, General
10
4
-
14
Music, General
8
-
-
8
Graphic Design
5
-
-
5
Art/Art Studies, General
4
-
-
4
Conducting
-
2
-
2
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
2
-
-
2
Keyboard Instruments
-
-
-
-
Visual and Performing Arts total
29
6
-
35
1.4
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
20
2
-
22
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
4
-
-
4
Homeland Security
-
-
-
-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services total
24
2
-
26
1
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
26
-
-
26
General Studies
-
-
-
-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities total
26
-
-
26
1
Spanish Language and Literature
16
-
-
16
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
2
-
-
2
Latin Language and Literature
2
-
-
2
French Language and Literature
2
-
-
2
German Language and Literature
-
-
-
-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics total
22
-
-
22
0.9
Chemistry, Other
12
-
-
12
Chemistry, General
10
-
-
10
Physics, General
-
-
-
-
Physical Sciences total
22
-
-
22
0.9
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
-
11
-
11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies total
-
11
-
11
0.4
English Language and Literature, General
9
-
-
9
Creative Writing
-
-
-
-
English Language and Literature/Letters total
9
-
-
9
0.4
Mathematics, General
9
-
-
9
Mathematics and Statistics total
9
-
-
9
0.4
Philosophy, Other
3
-
-
3
Philosophy
2
-
-
2
Christian Studies
2
-
-
2
Religion/Religious Studies
-
-
-
-
Philosophy and Religious Studies total
7
-
-
7
0.3
History, General
6
-
-
6
History total
6
-
-
6
0.2
Women's Studies
2
-
-
2
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)
1
-
-
1
African-American/Black Studies
-
-
-
-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies total
3
-
-
3
0.1
Environmental Studies
-
-
-
-
Natural Resources and Conservation total
-
-
-
-
-

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