Brown Mackie College-Merrillville

1000 E 80th Place, Suite 2055
Merrillville, IN 46410-0000
Tel: (219)769-3321
  • 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 512 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is same as the state community college average of 34:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 53%.
  • 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 15 teachers has declined by 71% over five years.
Brown Mackie College-Merrillville(IN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsLess than 2 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty15 staff28 staff
Brown Mackie College-Merrillville Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 512 has declined by 12% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment512 students1,806 students
Brown Mackie College-Merrillville Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio34:134:1
Brown Mackie College-Merrillville Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students512 students507 students
Brown Mackie College-Merrillville Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
Brown Mackie College-Merrillville Enrollment Breakdown IN All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Brown Mackie College-Merrillville Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
Brown Mackie College-Merrillville Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Brown Mackie College-Merrillville Black (2007-2016)
% White
Brown Mackie College-Merrillville White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Brown Mackie College-Merrillville More (2011-2012)
% Unknown races
Brown Mackie College-Merrillville Ethnicity Breakdown IN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.600.58
Brown Mackie College-Merrillville Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,300$31,500
Brown Mackie College-Merrillville Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $12,123 is less than the state average of $15,017. The private state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$12,123$15,017
Brown Mackie College-Merrillville In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid84%89%
Brown Mackie College-Merrillville % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$22,142$20,000
Brown Mackie College-Merrillville Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,626$6,334
Brown Mackie College-Merrillville Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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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Did You Know?
For Indiana public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,878 per year for in-state students and $9,519 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,017 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 score of 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Indiana is Kaplan College-Hammond. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.