Brown Mackie College-Merrillville

1000 E 80th Place Suite 2055
Merrillville, IN 46410
Tel: (219)769-3321
574 students
Private for-profit
The Brown Mackie College system of schools provides higher education to traditional and nontraditional students through associate's degree, diploma, and certificate programs designed to enhance career opportunities, broaden perspectives through appropriate general education courses, develop critical and independent thinking skills, improve problem-solving abilities and develop an appreciation for lifelong and continued education.
School Highlights:
Brown Mackie College-Merrillville serves 574 students (100.00% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 36:1 is higher than the community college average of 33:1.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 58%.
Brown Mackie College-Merrillville is one of 4 community colleges within Lake County, IN.
The nearest community college is College of Court Reporting Inc (4.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 69% over five years.
College Brown Mackie College-Merrillville Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 16 staff
61 staff
Brown Mackie College-Merrillville Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 574 teachers has declined by 26% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.59 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment 574 students 1,296 students
Brown Mackie College-Merrillville Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 36:1
Brown Mackie College-Merrillville Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 574 students
810 students
Brown Mackie College-Merrillville Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
Brown Mackie College-Merrillville Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Brown Mackie College-Merrillville Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Brown Mackie College-Merrillville Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Brown Mackie College-Merrillville Black (2006-2013)
% White
Brown Mackie College-Merrillville White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
Brown Mackie College-Merrillville Unknown (2006-2013)
Brown Mackie College-Merrillville Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.59 0.53
Brown Mackie College-Merrillville Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $12,114 is more than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $12,114 is more than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $12,114 $5,694
Brown Mackie College-Merrillville In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,114 $10,252
Brown Mackie College-Merrillville Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 85%
Brown Mackie College-Merrillville % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • The Brown Mackie College system of schools is dedicated to providing educational programs that prepare students for entry-level positions in a competitive, rapidly changing workplace. The schools offer associate's degrees and/or diplomas, and certificate programs in business, health sciences, legal studies, information technology, and electronic fields to over 7,000 students in eight states (as of fall 2004). Not all programs and degree levels are offered at all locations. The Merrillville location offers a modern, professional environment for study. The smoke-free facility includes four classrooms, library, and student lounge. The facility includes five computer laboratories with networked computers and a modern medical laboratory. The labs provide students with hands-on opportunities to apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom. Students are welcome to use those facilities when they are not in use for scheduled classes. At Brown Mackie College — Merrillville, we pride ourselves on the close attention that our faculty and staff offer our students. With an attractive student/faculty ratio, we're able to offer lots of support and guidance to ensure our students' academic success. Our faculty and administration come to know our students personally. You'll never get lost in the crowd. Each Brown Mackie College location is licensed by the state in which it is located and is authorized to confer associate's degrees and/or diplomas and certificates. The college is an accredited member of ACICS.

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For Indiana public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,038 per year for in-state students and $9,280 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,459 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Indiana is 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Indiana community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.62, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Indiana is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.