Mercer University is an independent, private, coeducational university with a Baptist heritage placed Georgia, USA. Mercer is consistently ranked among the nationís leading institutions by such publications as U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review. Its alumni are making important contributions to their professions and communities throughout Georgia, the Southeast and the world.
Mercer University is one of Americaís oldest and most distinctive institutions of higher learning, providing rigorous programs that span the undergraduate liberal arts to doctoral-level degrees. Founded by early 19th century Baptists, Mercer remains dedicated to an educational environment that includes intellectual and religious freedom while affirming values that arise from a Judeo-Christian understanding of the world.
The institution is guided by the historic principles of religious and intellectual freedom, while affirming religious and moral values that arise from the Judeo-Christian understanding of the world.
While offering a width of programs found at much larger universities, Mercer maintains an intimate, student-focused culture more characteristic of smaller liberal arts colleges. Mercerís uniqueness is found in the way the University integrates five defining components of its mission: Liberal Learning, Professional Knowledge, Discovery, Service to Humankind, Community.
Mercer is the only university of its size in the United States that offers programs in eleven diversified fields of study: liberal arts, business, education, music, engineering, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, law, theology, and continuing and professional studies.
The College of Continuing and Professional Studies of Mercer University offers online programs. Faculty believe that technology and web enhanced learning opportunities are effective in increasing student engagement and in deepening student learning. That's why, many faculty members in the College incorporate web based learning tools, including course management systems such as Blackboard and Moodle, blogs, and Wikiís within traditional face-to-face courses.
In addition, the College offers numerous hybrid courses, learning environments which include both traditional face-to-face class sessions and online sessions. The College also offers one degree completion program, a graduate certificate program, as well as a number of general education, elective, and major courses in totally online format. Students may choose among face-to-face, hybrid, and totally online courses as they complete their degree programs.
The Financial Aid Office of Mercer University is committed to provide eligible students with financial assistance. available financial aid types are the following: scholarships, grants, loans, students employment, national and international scholarships and fellowships.