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 Meredith College

Meredith College - Raleigh, NC

3800 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27607-5298

General information:(919)760-8600
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:1,980(1,707 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:11 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Diverse Fields
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $24,490 $26,200 $27,770 -6%
Out-of-state $24,490 $26,200 $27,770 -6%
Books and supplies $750 $750 $750 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,020 $7,500 $7,950 -6%
Other $1,800 $1,800 $1,800 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,020 $7,500 $7,950 -6%
Other $1,800 $1,800 $1,800 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $1,800 $1,800 $1,800 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $34,060 $36,250 $38,270 -5%
Off Campus $34,060 $36,250 $38,270 -5%
Off Campus with Family $27,040 $28,750 $30,320 -7%
Out-of-state
On Campus $34,060 $36,250 $38,270 -5%
Off Campus $34,060 $36,250 $38,270 -5%
Off Campus with Family $27,040 $28,750 $30,320 -7%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $27,720
In-state fees $50
Out-of-state tuition $27,720
Out-of-state fees $50
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $9,749
In-state fee $150
Out-of-state tuition $9,749
Out-of-state fees $150
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 366 100% --
Grant or scholarship aid 366 100% $6,843,011 $18,697
Federal grants 126 34% $808,535 $6,417
Pell grants 126 34% $639,190 $5,073
Other federal grants 125 34% $169,345 $1,355
State/local government grant or scholarships 303 83% $1,780,922 $5,878
Institutional grants or scholarships 348 95% $4,253,554 $12,223
Student loan aid 235 64% $2,449,705 $10,424
Federal student loans 235 64% $1,874,940 $7,978
Other student loans 28 8% $574,765 $20,527
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 1,719 94% $24,433,707 $14,214
Pell grants 653 36% $2,708,969 $4,148
Federal student loans 1,201 66% $8,574,453 $7,139

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 1,980
Undergraduate enrollment 1,707
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 104
Graduate enrollment 273
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$40

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$50

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,599 0 1,599
Percent admitted 61% 0% 61%
Percent admitted who enrolled NAN% NAN% 25%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 364 92%
ACT 107 27%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 450 560
SAT Math 460 563
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 18 24
ACT English 18 24
ACT Math 18 24
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 77 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

No varsity sports data reported for this institution.

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1921 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

06/01/1983 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1940 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1990 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations10 0
Liquor law violations310
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 100
Liquor law violations 310
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 001
Burglary 001
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 001
Burglary 000
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate3%
Number in default15
Number in repayment493

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00294500

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Postbaccalaureate certificate
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General0--
Molecular Biology0--
Category total17--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting8--
Business Administration and Management, General227-
Business/Managerial Economics0--
Fashion Merchandising1--
Finance, General0--
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General0--
International Business/Trade/Commerce0--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General0--
Category total6527-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Mass Communication/Media Studies0--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric0--
Category total27--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science0--
Computer and Information Sciences, General0--
Category total2--
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education6--
Drama and Dance Teacher Education8--
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented-3-
Elementary Education and Teaching-24-
Music Teacher Education0--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching3--
Reading Teacher Education-15-
Special Education and Teaching, General-10-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-3-
Category total1755-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General1--
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing1--
Category total17--
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Development36--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General0--
Human Nutrition-25-
Category total4025-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature1--
Spanish Language and Literature6--
Category total16--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist--10
Dietetics/Dietitian6--
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other5--
Category total11-10
History Colleges
History, General0--
Public/Applied History7--
Category total15--
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal--39
Category total--39
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General0--
Category total6--
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
International/Global Studies10--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other1--
Category total11--
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science0--
Environmental Studies2--
Category total2--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General8--
Kinesiology and Exercise Science0--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management0--
Category total8--
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Religion/Religious Studies1--
Category total1--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General0--
Category total4--
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General6--
Category total43--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work0--
Category total13--
Social Sciences Colleges
American Government and Politics (United States0--
Economics, General3--
International Relations and Affairs1--
Political Science and Government, General1--
Sociology1--
Category total24--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Dance, General1--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General0--
Fashion/Apparel Design12--
Fine/Studio Arts, General0--
Graphic Design0--
Interior Design1--
Music Pedagogy0--
Music Performance, General11-
Music, General2--
Category total771-
Grand total2610849