Merrimack College Overview
Located in North Andover, Massachusetts, Merrimack College is a private not-for-profit institution. North Andover is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.
What Is Merrimack College Known For?
- The student loan default rate at Merrimack is 4%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
- The highest award offered at Merrimack is the post-master's certificate.
- In 2017-2018, 48% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Merrimack makes roughly $57,100 a year. This is 40% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
- It takes the average Merrimack student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.
Merrimack College Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Merrimack.
Where Is Merrimack College?
Contact details for Merrimack are given below.
|Address:||315 Turnpike St, North Andover, MA 01845|
Admission Requirements for Merrimack
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||neither required nor recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Merrimack?
Approximately 49% of accepted students are men and 51% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 79%, and the acceptance rate for women is 84%.
Can I Afford Merrimack College?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Merrimack, approximately 79% of students took out student loans averaging $12,433 a year. That adds up to $49,732 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Merrimack is 3.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Merrimack College Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 790 graduate students at the school.
Of the 3,572 full-time undergraduates at Merrimack, 50% are male and 50% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Merrimack College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||118|
|Hispanic or Latino||260|
Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at Merrimack College. At this time, 21 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 37 countries are represented at Merrimack. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Saudi Arabia.
Online Learning at Merrimack College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Merrimack has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 24th most popular in Massachusetts for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Merrimack
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Merrimack College was 167.2%. This is the #270 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Merrimack regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Merrimack majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Computer & Information Sciences||12%|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||5%|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||7%|
|Teaching English or French||25%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Merrimack ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Merrimack.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Teaching English or French||#2|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#11|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Merrimack College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Merrimack Colleges Church under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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