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Merced College Overview

Located in Merced, California, Merced College is a public institution. 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?

3,133 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at Merced Community College District is the undergraduate certificate.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 38% of the faculty were full-time.

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Merced College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Merced Community College District has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#50 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#146 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Merced Community College District.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Psychology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Agricultural Mechanization Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular General Psychology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Agricultural Economics & Business Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Most Popular Business Support & Assistant Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Most Popular Social Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Most Popular Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#52 Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#84 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Merced College?

Location of Merced College

Contact details for Merced Community College District are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3600 M St, Merced, CA 95348-2898
Phone: 209-384-6000
Website: www.mccd.edu

How Do I Get Into Merced Community College District?

You can apply to Merced Community College District online at: www.mccd.edu/getstarted/apply.html

Since Merced College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Merced College?

Merced College Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,823 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 11,173 undergraduate students at Merced Community College District, with 4,823 being full-time and 6,350 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Merced Community College District

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,823 full-time undergraduates at Merced Community College District, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Merced Community College District

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Merced Community College District Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 329
Black or African American 108
Hispanic or Latino 2,629
White 605
International Students 78
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,074

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

514 Took All Classes Online
2,772 Took At Least One Class Online
19.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,772 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.

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This school is the 61st most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Merced Community College District

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Merced College was 19.2%. This is the #923 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Merced Community College District regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Merced Community College District majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
General Social Sciences 40%
Social Sciences 44%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Merced Community College District ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Merced Community College District.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Agricultural Mechanization #1
General Agriculture #1
Agricultural Economics & Business #3
Biological & Physical Science #4
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations #7
Communication & Media Studies #30
Communication & Journalism #46
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #49
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #120
Liberal Arts General Studies #120

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%.

Merced College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 38 725 763
General Psychology 0 319 0 319
General Social Sciences 0 280 0 280
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 119 35 36 190
Business Administration & Management 64 124 1 189
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 110 4 114
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 43 8 49 100
Allied Health Professions 58 18 16 92
Precision Metal Working 81 6 0 87
Sociology 0 86 0 86
Agricultural Mechanization 17 3 64 84
Business Support & Assistant Services 23 18 41 82
Human Development & Family Studies 0 63 11 74
Nursing 0 57 0 57
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 44 3 47
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 47 0 47
Mathematics 0 38 0 38
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 14 22 36
General Business/Commerce 0 27 6 33
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 13 20 33
Health & Physical Education 0 32 0 32
History 0 25 0 25
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 3 21 24
Fine & Studio Arts 0 24 0 24
Accounting 0 15 7 22
Physics 0 22 0 22
Communication & Media Studies 0 21 0 21
Computer Science 0 18 0 18
General English Literature 0 17 0 17
Agricultural Production 1 12 2 15
Fire Protection 0 11 4 15
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 5 5 4 14
General Agriculture 0 12 0 12
Culinary Arts 7 5 0 12
International Relations & National Security 0 11 0 11
Chemistry 0 10 0 10
Human Services 0 8 1 9
General Biology 0 8 0 8
Economics 0 8 0 8
Horticulture 0 6 1 7
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 4 3 7
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 1 4 2 7
Anthropology 0 7 0 7
General Sales & Marketing 0 4 2 6
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 3 2 0 5
Drama & Theater Arts 0 4 0 4
Real Estate 3 0 0 3
Romance Languages 0 3 0 3
Music 0 3 0 3
Environmental Control Technology 0 2 0 2
Audiovisual Communications 1 0 0 1
Computer Information Systems 0 1 0 1
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 1 0 1
General Engineering 0 1 0 1
Germanic Languages 0 1 0 1
Biological & Physical Science 0 1 0 1
Philosophy 0 1 0 1
Archeology 0 1 0 1
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 1 0 0 1
General Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0
Legal Support Services 0 0 0 0
General Physical Sciences 0 0 0 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 0
Physical Science Technicians 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 427 1,661 1,045 3,133

References

*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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