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Meredith College

Meredith College Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Meredith College? We’ve put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Meredith offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. If you’re interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Meredith College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Meredith College was awarded 46 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is food, nutrition and related services.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Meredith is ranked #998 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Meredith also holds the #15 spot on the Best Colleges in North Carolina ranking.

See all of the rankings for Meredith College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Meredith?

Acceptance Rate

Meredith College has an acceptance rate of 72%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 67% of students accepted to Meredith submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 620. Math scores were between 498 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Meredith College  ( 510 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for Meredith College  ( 498 to 580 )
Meredith received ACT scores from 57% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Meredith College  ( 19 to 25 )

Learn more about Meredith College admissions.

Meredith College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Meredith is an impressive 11 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Meredith College is 99%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  99 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Meredith College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 86% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Meredith College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  86 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Meredith the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 55%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  55 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Meredith College.

Meredith College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,521 undergraduates at Meredith with 1,468 being full-time and 53 being part-time.

How Much Does Meredith College Cost?

The overall average net price of Meredith is $23,683. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Meredith

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$18,882 $19,130 $21,878 $24,994 $30,104

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Meredith, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Meredith, approximately 68% of students took out student loans averaging $7,911 a year. That adds up to $31,644 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Meredith is 4.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Meredith Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Meredith make about $39,500 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Meredith College make the most money.

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Location of Meredith College

Meredith College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Raleigh, North Carolina. The city atmosphere of Raleigh makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Contact details for Meredith are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3800 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607-5298
Phone: 919-760-8600

Meredith College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 42 majors graduated from Meredith College. Of these students, 459 received undergraduate degrees and 128 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 53 $29,141
General Biology 40 $32,925
Business Administration & Management 32 $36,312
Design & Applied Arts 25 $36,668
Marketing 18 NA
Human Development & Family Studies 18 $31,133
Social Work 18 NA
Sociology 16 $33,993
Chemistry 16 NA
Public Health 16 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Meredith College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Meredith

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 6 students took at least one online class at Meredith College. This is an increase from the 3 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 6 6
2018-2019 3 3
2017-2018 46 2
2016-2017 23 0
2015-2016 20 19

Learn more about online learning at Meredith College.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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