Merced College
Merced, CA 95348-2898


Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 10,750
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Students with disability 8%
Student to faculty ratio 26:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Merced College has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Tuition & Fees

Merced College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $6,096 and in-state students paid $1,104.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $7,496
In State Tuition
National Average = $3,466
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $7,623
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 81% of Merced College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 63% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,583 (which is 4.9% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Merced College in 2016-2017, was 0, which is -- of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was -- (which is 100% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,368
Federal Loan
National Average = $4,557
Financial aid
National Average = 79%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Merced College has enrolled a total of 10,750 students (4,725 students full-time and 6,025 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 10,750 students, 477 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 42% men and 58% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 421 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Hispanic: 61%

White: 22%

Asian: 10%

Black/African American: 3%

Two or more races: 3%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Merced College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 15% 619
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 11% 468 136
Social Sciences 9% 364
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 8% 356 0
Psychology 8% 324 0
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 6% 248
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences 5% 220
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 3% 140 0
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 3% 126
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/technicians 3% 119

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 30%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Merced College full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $25,082

The typical median income of Merced College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $19,800. Last year, out of the total 2,363 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,843 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 2,577 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,984 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $19,800 $26,300
Employment Rate 78% 77%
Total Graduates 2,363 2,577

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 2 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Merced College.

Columbia College
48.2 mile away
Clovis Community College
51.4 mile away
Fresno City College
54.3 mile away
San Joaquin Delta College
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Gavilan College
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Evergreen Valley College
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Reedley College
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