General Information About Brown Mackie College-Merrillville
Brown Mackie College — Merrillville provides higher education to traditional and nontraditional students through associate’s degree, diploma, and certificate programs. Our general education courses teach students to think independently and critically, and improve problem-solving abilities. Furthermore, these programs prepare students for career opportunities and broaden their perspectives. The College strives to develop within its students the desire for lifelong and continued education. Brown Mackie College — Merrillville is dedicated to sound business principles that parallel the business principles of the surrounding community, and its leaders believe that it makes an important contribution to the economic growth and social well being of the metropolitan areas it serves. The College’s change-oriented approach to education arms students with the skills and knowledge to help meet the economic needs of communities by preparing students for entry-level positions in business, technical, legal, and medical careers. The following eight purposes are integral to the mission of Brown Mackie College — Merrillville: To offer sound business, technical, legal, and allied health education in associate’s degree, diploma, and certificate programs. To provide in degree programs appropriate general education courses that stimulate and develop each student’s individual and professional growth, including written and interpersonal communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving competencies. To minimize economic disadvantages as a barrier to higher education by providing financial aid services and by accepting students without regard to age, sex, religion, race, physical challenges, or economic or social background. To attract and retain qualified instructors who are effective in the classroom and are familiar with appropriate current business, medical, legal, and/or technical practices. To maintain a dynamic organization that is responsible and responsive to its constituencies. To develop in students a professional attitude and an awareness of contemporary career practices through exposure to pragmatic course content and to faculty currently engaged in enterprise. To assist graduates in finding positions for which they are educated. To provide ongoing assessment and planning procedures to ensure that the College’s mission continues to be accomplished.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics.
- 4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities
- Weekend/evening college
- Remedial services
- Academic/career counseling service
- Employment services for students
- Placement services for completers
- Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- 1-2 years certificate
- Associate's degree
- Bachelor's degree
- Suburb: Large
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Tuition & Fees 09-10 Tuition & Fees $12,183 Room & Board Charge $0 Books & Supplies Cost $1,448
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 1,348 Native American 3 Asian 12 African American 889 Hispanic 94 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 781 Enrolled FullTime Graduates