Merrimack College Overview
Located in North Andover, Massachusetts, Merrimack College is a private not-for-profit institution. Merrimack is located in a safe and convenient suburb.
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, 47% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Merrimack with a bachelor's degree make about $57,100 a year. That's 40% more than those who graduate from other schools.
- 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
We have ranked Merrimack as #307 out of 2,587 colleges and universities in the country in our 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.
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.
Merrimack has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Merrimack.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Merrimack has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, General Schools||College Factual|
|#1||Best Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Educational Methods Bachelor’s Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#56||Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools||College Factual|
|#148||Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools||College Factual|
|#191||Best Business Schools||Business Degree Central|
|#282||Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools||College Factual|
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 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 81%, and the acceptance rate for women is 83%.
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
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Merrimack, approximately 73% of students took out student loans averaging $13,364 a year. That adds up to $53,456 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Merrimack is 4.3%. 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 1,216 graduate students at the school.
Of the 3,932 full-time undergraduates at Merrimack, 47% are male and 53% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Merrimack College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||152|
|Hispanic or Latino||301|
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 2019-2020.
Online Growth Rankings of Merrimack
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Merrimack College was 73.8%. This is the #516 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|
|Business, Management & Marketing||27%|
|Computer & Information Sciences||32%|
|Family, Consumer & Human Sciences||28%|
|Human Development & Family Studies||28%|
|Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods||21%|
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|
|Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods||#25|
|Human Development & Family Studies||#28|
|Family, Consumer & Human Sciences||#33|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#87|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#127|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#370|
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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