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Mercer Demographics & Diversity

Macon, Georgia

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Mercer are predominantly White with a significant Black population. The school has very high racial diversity. 52% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Mercer University students
Race Percent of Students
White 48%
Black 31%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 6%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 3%
Race Unknown 5%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 105% more female students than male students enrolled at Mercer University with a gender ratio of 67% women to 33% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Mercer has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Mercer University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 33%
Women 67%
Enrollment by gender for Mercer University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,912
Women 5,977

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Mercer serves a very low number of students outside of Georgia, with 86 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Mercer University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 86%
Out of State 13%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$67,164 per year

30% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 32.1%
Part time Undergrads 16.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=140447 IPEDS survey data for Mercer University.