U.S. News and World Report ranked Mercer No. 9 in the South in the “Best Regional Universities” category as part of its annual ranking of universities. This is the 13th consecutive year that Mercer has made the Top 10. The University is also ranked No. 7 in the South in the category of “Great Schools, Great Prices,” and Mercer’s School of Engineering has been placed again among the top 50 undergraduate engineering programs in the nation.
The “Great Schools, Great Prices” ranking reflects the magazine’s selection of institutions based on a number of criteria, including academic quality and the net cost of attendance for students receiving need-based aid.
Mercer has ranked among the South’s 15 best universities for 22 consecutive years. More than 500 universities are ranked within four geographic areas – North, South, Midwest and West. Mercer’s overall score of 81 in the magazine’s rankings places it among the top 25 regional universities in the country.
“Mercer has consistently been rated by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 universities in the South, but in recent years the magazine has been highlighting Mercer’s great value,” said Larry Brumley, Senior Vice President for Marketing and Communications and Chief of Staff. “For three consecutive years, the magazine has rated Mercer among the 10 best buys in our region, which underscores the excellent return on investment that our students and their families receive from a Mercer education. We are particularly pleased with this recognition.”