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Merrimack is providing the following information about the College in compliance with the requirements of the Higher Education Act and the standards of the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Much of this information can also be found in Merrimack’s catalog, handbook and department pages on merrimack.edu.

2021-2022 Merrimack Student Body

  • 4,000 undergraduate students
  • 1,400 graduate students
  • Students from 38 states and 47 countries

Institutional Overview of Merrimack College

Founded in 1947, Merrimack College is a not-for-profit, private college located in a residential setting in North Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack offers more than 100 career-focused academic undergraduate and graduate programs and is inspired by its Catholic Augustinian heritage and mission.

General Institutional Information

Academics

Leadership

Student Outcomes

Tuition, Fees & Financial Aid

Campus Overview

Merrimack College, a private Catholic comprehensive college nestled in the Boston suburbs of Andover and North Andover, Mass., is an institution with great upward momentum. In the 2022 U.S. News & World Report rankings, Merrimack ranked 3 for Most Innovative Schools making improvements in curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology or facilities. U.S. News also ranked the College at 34 in the Regional Universities North category and 41 for Best Value Schools.

Founded in 1947 by the Archbishop of Boston and the Order of St. Augustine, Merrimack strives to cultivate global citizens who are prepared to lead in today’s diverse and changing environment. As of fall 2021, the College offers over 100 undergraduate programs, including 69 traditional undergraduate majors and 61 undergraduate minors, as well as 20 on-ground graduate programs, 8 online graduate programs, 16 graduate certificates, 5 specializations in an online bachelor degree completion program, two dual enrollment (early college) programs and an international dual degree program. The College offers programs in liberal arts, science and engineering, business, health sciences, and education and social policy. The only Catholic Augustinian College in New England, Merrimack College is an independent, co-educational institution located on a 220-acre campus. Approximately 73% of undergraduate students live on campus; some 85% of first-year students.

The College has over 4,000 undergraduate and 1,400 graduate students from 40 states and 38 countries who form an engaged community of thinkers, learners and achievers integrated into an academic culture of excellence. Undergraduate enrollment has increased approximately 20% in the last five years and Merrimack has hired more than 80 new faculty in that same time period. Merrimack is classified as a master’s colleges and universities, larger programs under the Carnegie classification of institutions of higher education.

At Merrimack, dedication to the Augustinian values of hospitality, community, and the pursuit of truth allows students to feel at home. They explore the world and gain experiences through strong cooperative education programs, study abroad, internships and career services programs. The College also respects diversity in all its forms. Merrimack has worked to create an inclusive culture that embraces diversity not merely across ethnicity and race but across socioeconomic background, academic abilities and interest as well as diversity of thought and belief. As a Catholic, Augustinian College, Merrimack welcomes and encourages diversity of faith traditions.

Some 96% of the class of 2018 reported being employed, in graduate school, or completing a year of service nine months post-graduation. Approximately 74% of these students participated in co-ops or internships while attending Merrimack and 29% of these internships and co-ops led to full-time job offers. At Merrimack, 70% of students reside in College housing and enjoy more than 60 student clubs and activities. Merrimack offers a 24-hour fitness facility and more than 65% of the students participate in club sports, intramurals and/or varsity athletics. Merrimack College has recently moved all of its intercollegiate athletic teams to NCAA Division 1.

Public Disclosures

To help students, prospective students and other members of the public locate important information about Merrimack College, the following provides links to helpful information on a variety of subjects.

Form 990

Merrimack College 2020 - Form 990

Merrimack College 2019 - Form 990

Merrimack College 2018 - Form 990

Merrimack College 2017 - Form 990

Merrimack College 2016 - Form 990

Audited Financial Statements

Audited Financial Statements FY 2021

Audited Financial Statements FY 2020

Audited Financial Statements FY 2019

Audited Financial Statements FY 2018

Audited Financial Statements FY 2017

Audited Financial Statements FY 2016

Financial Statement Summaries

Financial Statement Summary for the Year Ended June 30, 2021

Financial Statement Summary for the Year Ended June 30, 2020

Financial Statement Summary for the Year Ended June 30, 2019

Handbooks

Spring 2022 Return to Campus Handbook

Employee Handbook