Merced College

Tel: (209)384-6000
6,240 students
Public institution

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Students are our focus at Merced College. We set high standards to encourage students to reach their potential in a nurturing environment. Merced College is a leader in innovative instruction and cultural activities. We value and respect all members of our community and diversity is a strength of our institution. We are known by the success of our students.
School Highlights:
Merced College serves 6,240 students (50% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 63%.
Merced College is the only community colleges within Merced County, CA.

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Merced College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 6,240 teachers has declined by 40% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has decreased from 32:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.64 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,240 students
1,283 students
Merced College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
3,109 students
832 students
Merced College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 3,131 students
1,020 students
Merced College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Merced College sch enrollment Merced College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
14%
2%
Merced College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
-
1%
% Hispanic
49%
7%
Merced College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
5%
12%
Merced College Black (2006-2012)
% White
31%
66%
Merced College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Merced College More (2009-2012)
Merced College sch ethnicity Merced College sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.64 0.45
Merced College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,138 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 72% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,890 is less than the state average of $10,075. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,138 $5,940
Merced College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,890 $10,075
Merced College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Merced College was founded in 1962 and offers students the opportunity to obtain an associate degree, or to transfer academic credits to California State universities or the University of California. The College offers vocational certificates in various programs. Merced College serves all students who live in the college district. The Merced Community College District is composed of most of Merced County, the area of the Chowchilla Union High School District in Madera County, and the Dos Palos Joint Elementary School District. The Governing Board is made up of seven elected members. Merced College is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and is approved by the State Department of Education to train veterans under provisions of the G.I. Bill of Rights, and by the United States Immigration Service. The college offers a lower division program consisting of courses paralleling those of four-year colleges and universities, the credits for which are transferable to all other accredited colleges and universities.

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