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?
- The undergraduate certificate is the highest award offered at Merritt College.
- In 2017-2018, 29% of the faculty were full-time.
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.
Where Is Merritt College?
Contact details for Merritt College are given below.
|Address:||12500 Campus Dr, Oakland, CA 94619-3196|
How Do I Get Into Merritt College?
You can apply to Merritt College online at: web.peralta.edu/enrollment-2/
Can I Afford Merritt College?
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
Of the 1,546 full-time undergraduates at Merritt College, 39% are male and 61% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Merritt College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||384|
|Hispanic or Latino||560|
Online Learning at Merritt College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Merritt College has changed over the last few years.
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.
*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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