In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.
Merrimack College was awarded 90 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is other human development, family studies, and related services.
According to College Factual's 2023 analysis, Merrimack is ranked #987 out of 2,241 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.
Merrimack is also ranked #39 out of 63 schools in Massachusetts.
When it comes to admittance, Merrimack College is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 82%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.
Learn more about Merrimack College admissions.
With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, Merrimack College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.
When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.
The full-time faculty percentage at Merrimack College is 50%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.
The freshmen retention rate of 84% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Merrimack College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.
Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Merrimack the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 66%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%
Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Merrimack College.
During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,202 undergraduates at Merrimack with 3,932 being full-time and 270 being part-time.
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The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Merrimack, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.
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 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 3.3%. 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.
See which majors at Merrimack College make the most money.
Get more details about the location of Merrimack College.
Contact details for Merrimack are given below.
|Address:||315 Turnpike St, North Andover, MA 01845|
|Most Popular Majors||Bachelor’s Degrees||Average Salary of Graduates|
|Human Development & Family Studies||110||$31,026|
|Business Administration & Management||84||$45,692|
|Finance & Financial Management||58||NA|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||54||$38,959|
|Communication & Journalism (Other)||51||NA|
|Health Sciences & Services||45||$30,024|
|Health & Physical Education||45||NA|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||44||NA|
Learn more about the majors offered at Merrimack College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.
Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.
In 2019-2020, 4,238 students took at least one online class at Merrimack College. This is an increase from the 528 students who took online classes the previous year.
|Year||Took at Least One Online Class||Took All Classes Online|
Learn more about online learning at Merrimack College.
*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.
More about our data sources and methodologies.