Merritt College: Ranking & Review

Oakland Rank United States Rank World Rank
8 2525 8376
Top 50%

Merritt College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

2,424 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,440 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates.

Merritt 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.

Merritt College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
Off-campus $20,886 $26,766
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies and other expenses per full academic year.

Merritt College does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $1,104 $6,624
Fees for full-time undergraduates $126 $486
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $46 $276

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeTotal
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 326 326
Health Professions and Related Programs 244 244
Social Sciences 74 74
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 71 71
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 55 55
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 53 53
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 47 47
Legal Professions and Studies 32 32
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 12 12
Psychology 9 9
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 8 8
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 6 6
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 6 6
Education 4 4
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 4 4
Mathematics and Statistics 3 3
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 3 3
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 2 2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2 2
Visual and Performing Arts 1 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians
Natural Resources and Conservation
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Grand Total962962

A total of 962 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Merritt College.

Graduation rate17%14%19%
  • Full-time retention rate - 51%
  • Part-time retention rate - 30%

General info

Religious affiliationNot applicable
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff215
Instructional FTE140
Sector of institutionPublic, 2-year
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Nontraditional

Location and Contacts

Address12500 Campus Dr
Oakland, California, 94619-3196
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large