Merced College: Ranking & Review

United States
Top 43%

Merced College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)10,9124,5516,361

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
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
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 Humanities281281
Social Sciences208208
Health Professions and Related Programs190190
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services161161
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences100100
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service9090
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences5353
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields5252
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians5050
Visual and Performing Arts2828
Construction Trades2525
Physical Sciences1919
Mathematics and Statistics1717
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1717
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1313
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1212
English Language and Literature & Letters1111
Personal and Culinary Services88
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics88
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services77
Biological and Biomedical Sciences77
Precision Production55
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services11
Philosophy and Religious Studies11
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Science Technologies & Technicians
Legal Professions and Studies
Grand Total1,5561,556

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

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

Address3600 M St
Merced, California, 95348-2898
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small
City population79,000