Brown Mackie College-Merrillville

  • 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 to Brown Mackie College-Merrillville is College of Court Reporting Inc (4.8 miles away).

Top Placements

Brown Mackie College-Merrillville places among the top 20% of community colleges in Indiana for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 15 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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
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Student Body

  • The student population of Brown Mackie College-Merrillville has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Brown Mackie College-Merrillville 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
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Student : Teacher Ratio34:134:1
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# Full-Time Students512 students507 students
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% Hispanic
10%
2%
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% Black
45%
6%
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% White
43%
47%
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% Unknown races
1%
44%
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Diversity Score0.600.58
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College Completion Rate (Year 2007)
54%
33%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,300$30,600
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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
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid84%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$22,141$20,000
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Brown Mackie College-Merrillville and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in IN by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,625$6,334
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Brown Mackie College-Merrillville and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in IN by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
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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