Meghan, 37, has been listed among other successful graduates from Northwestern University, Illinois on a prospectus designed to attract new students.
The former actress is described as a “humanitarian and the Duchess of Sussex”.
Meghan’s image appears next to a message reading: “You can do anything when you take a Northwestern Direction. They did.”
The prospectus came to light after a royal fan account called ‘harrysmegri’ which has more than 29,000 followers shared a snippet from the catalogue.
The Instagram post said: “The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle is at the top of the illustrious alum page in #Northwestern University’s newest student recruiting catalog.”
Thousands of people liked the post, but some questioned the university’s motive in highlighting Meghan’s royal position but not her successful acting career.
User @peoniesandpoems posted: “Not sure why they didn’t mention she’s an actress.”
The user pointed out that Meghan’s former career was “a huge part of her identity”.
Another @rbnslesl2, posted: “Nice, but would prefer “former actress, humanitarian, and Duchess of Sussex.””
Meghan graduated from Northwestern’s school of communication in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree and a double major in theatre and international studies.
After graduating she returned to her hometown, LA, to pursue her dreams of becoming an actress.
She briefly worked as a suitcase girl on ‘Deal or No Deal’.
Her first big break was the role of Rachel Zane in the hit legal drama ‘Suits’.
In August she reportedly ‘politely declined’ an invitation to the Emmy awards in Los Angeles on September 17.
Express.co.uk has contacted Northwestern University for comment.