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Merced College Overview

Merced College is a public institution located in Merced, California. The city atmosphere of Merced makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Merced College Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the undergraduate certificate is the highest award a student can attain at Merced Community College District.
  • In <nil>, 36% of the faculty were full-time.

Where Is Merced College?


Contact details for Merced Community College District are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3600 M St, Merced, CA 95348-2806
Phone: 209-384-6000

How Do I Get Into Merced Community College District?

You can apply to Merced Community College District online at:

As long as you submit the requested materials to Merced College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Merced College?

Merced College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,779 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
79% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,282 undergraduate students at Merced Community College District, with 3,779 being full-time and 5,503 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 3,779 full-time undergraduates at Merced Community College District, 40% are male and 60% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Merced College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 279
Black or African American 100
Hispanic or Latino 2,476
White 604
International Students 30
Other Races/Ethnicities 290

Over 20 countries are represented at Merced Community College District. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Japan, India, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Merced College

5,732 Took All Classes Online
8,244 Took At Least One Class Online
276.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 8,244 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Merced Community College District has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 13th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Merced Community College District

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Merced College was 276.5%. This is the #231 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Merced Community College District regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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