Merced College: Ranking & Review

Merced Rank United States Rank World Rank
2 2202 7279
Top 43%

Merced College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

2,578 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

588 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates.

Merced College has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

Merced College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
Off-campus $17,764 $22,729
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies and other expenses per full academic year.

Merced College does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $1,104 $6,096
Fees for full-time undergraduates $46 $46
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $46 $208

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeTotal
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 281 281
Social Sciences 208 208
Health Professions and Related Programs 190 190
Psychology 167 167
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 161 161
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 100 100
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 90 90
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 53 53
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 52 52
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians 50 50
Visual and Performing Arts 28 28
Construction Trades 25 25
History 21 21
Physical Sciences 19 19
Mathematics and Statistics 17 17
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 17 17
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 13 13
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 12 12
English Language and Literature & Letters 11 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 8 8
Personal and Culinary Services 8 8
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 7 7
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 7 7
Precision Production 5 5
Engineering 4 4
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services 1 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1 1
Legal Professions and Studies
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Science Technologies & Technicians
Grand Total1,5561,556

A total of 1,556 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Merced College.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate25%24%25%
  • Full-time retention rate - 71%
  • Part-time retention rate - 45%

General info

Alternative namesMerced Community College District
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff594
Instructional FTE298
Sector of institutionPublic, 2-year
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional

Location and Contacts

Official Websitemccd.edu
Address3600 M St
Merced, California, 95348-2898
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small
Phone2093846000