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Merritt College Overview

Merritt College is a public institution situated in Oakland, California. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Merritt College Known For?

1,142 Undergraduate Awards
  • The undergraduate certificate is the highest award offered at Merritt College.
  • In 2017-2018, 29% of the faculty were full-time.

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Merritt College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#9 Most Popular Horticulture Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Health/Medical Prep Programs Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Real Estate Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#79 Most Popular Human Development & Family Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#82 Most Popular Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Merritt College?

Location of Merritt College

Contact details for Merritt College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 12500 Campus Dr, Oakland, CA 94619-3196
Phone: 510-531-4911
Website: www.merritt.edu

How Do I Get Into Merritt College?

You can apply to Merritt College online at: web.peralta.edu/enrollment-2/

Merritt College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Merritt College?

3% Take Out Loans
23.6% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Merritt College, approximately 3% of students took out student loans averaging $6,594 a year. That adds up to $26,376 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Merritt College is 23.6%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Merritt College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,546 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,857 undergraduate students at Merritt College, with 1,546 being full-time and 5,311 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Merritt College

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,546 full-time undergraduates at Merritt College, 39% are male and 61% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Merritt College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Merritt College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 221
Black or African American 384
Hispanic or Latino 560
White 184
International Students 24
Other Races/Ethnicities 173

Online Learning at Merritt College

2,019 Took All Classes Online
3,121 Took At Least One Class Online
32.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 3,121 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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Online Growth Rankings of Merritt College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Merritt College was 32.2%. This is the #654 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Merritt College 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%.

Merritt College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Human Development & Family Studies 329 32 6 367
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 6 104 110
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 97 0 97
Health & Medical Administrative Services 79 0 0 79
General Social Sciences 0 76 0 76
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 44 11 55
Horticulture 20 19 8 47
Allied Health Professions 2 22 22 46
Legal Support Services 19 14 0 33
Biological & Physical Science 0 24 0 24
Real Estate 13 9 0 22
Nursing 0 22 0 22
General Psychology 0 21 0 21
Business Administration & Management 1 18 0 19
Computer Information Systems 11 8 0 19
Sociology 0 18 0 18
Accounting 2 11 0 13
Mental & Social Health Services 0 6 7 13
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 8 1 0 9
Communication & Media Studies 0 7 0 7
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 7 0 0 7
Ethnic Studies 0 6 0 6
General Business/Commerce 0 4 0 4
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 4 0 4
Homeland Security 4 0 0 4
Human Services 1 2 0 3
Fine & Studio Arts 3 0 0 3
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 2 0 0 2
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 2 2
Mathematics 0 2 0 2
Anthropology 0 2 0 2
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 1 0 1
Entrepreneurial Studies 1 0 0 1
Instructional Media Design 1 0 0 1
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1 0 0 1
Natural Resources Conservation (Other) 1 0 0 1
Economics 0 1 0 1
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 0 0
Romance Languages 0 0 0 0
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 0 0
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 0 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 505 477 160 1,142

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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