Merritt College: Ranking & Review

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Merritt College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)6,9522,4084,544

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
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 Sciences326326
Health Professions and Related Programs244244
Social Sciences7474
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities7171
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service5555
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services5353
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences4747
Legal Professions and Studies3232
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies1212
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields88
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies66
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services66
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs44
Public Administration and Social Service Professions33
Mathematics and Statistics33
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies22
Biological and Biomedical Sciences22
Visual and Performing Arts11
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
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
City population423,000