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IPEDS ID: 491808
OPE ID: 04271100
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Meridian University
47 Sixth Street, Petaluma, California 94952-3092
General information:  (707) 765-1836
Website:  meridianuniversity.edu
Type:  4-year, Private for-profit
Awards offered:  Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  113 (0 undergraduate)
Carnegie Classification
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2019Full timePart time
Total faculty535
Instructional435
Research and public service10
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2019-2020
Tuition$21,632
Fees$0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2018-2019, therefore financial aid information was not reported.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2018-2019, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2019
Total enrollment (all graduate)113
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 44%
Part-time: 56%Student Gender:
Male: 16%
Female: 84%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 2%
Asian: 5%
Black or African American: 3%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 3%
White: 61%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 19%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Graduate Distance Education Status
Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 100%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 0%
  • This institution does not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level, therefore admission information was not reported.
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
  • Institutions that did not offer undergraduate programs were not required to report Outcome Measures.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2018-2019
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General0d-
Category total0d-
Education
Education, Other-0d
Educational Leadership and Administration, General0d-
Category total0d0d
Psychology
Clinical Psychology-2d
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Other3d-
Counseling Psychology2d-
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other-1d
Category total5d3d
Grand total53
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
  • Meridian University's degree programs are approved for the training of veterans and other eligible persons under Title 38, U.S. Code. For more information, call 1-888-GIBILL-1 or visit: https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/
Educational Benefits, 2018-2019
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 1
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
  • Average amounts of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
WASC Senior College and University Commission Accredited since (02/17/2017)02/17/2023
WASC Senior College and University Commission Preaccredited (06/19/2015 - 02/17/2017)
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/239372.
  • No campus security data reported for this institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
  • This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database. Cohort Default Rate (CDR) data are not included when number of borrowers entering repayment includes 10 or fewer borrowers for all 3 cohort years.