Merritt College

12500 Campus Dr, Oakland, CA

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Merritt College has a lot to offer. Located in Oakland, California, your two years at Merritt will be a rewarding experience. The school is popular because its degree programs provide students with the skills need to land a job and advance. Transfer courses are accepted at colleges and universities.

Affordability is one of the biggest things that Merritt has going for it. You will receive an outstanding education without taking on major debt. It only cost $552 to attend the college for a semester.

Merritt College is known for outstanding programs in Allied Health. Programs are offered in nursing, EMT, medical assisting, nutrition and dietetics, and radiologic science. The college also offers degrees in languages, mathematics, and physical sciences. No matter your interest, you will find a program that is right for you.

The college has been accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Courses at Merritt College can be transferred to the University of California and other colleges and universities.

Supportive services are excellent. The Financial Aid office will work with you to solve any issue. The staff will work with you to apply for state grants that will help pay for your education. Counseling services as well as health care are offered. Merritt College also offers support for low income students and individuals with disabilities.

Athletic programs are offered at Merritt. The school fields teams in basketball, cross country, soccer, and track and field. Athletic teams are members of the Bay Area conference.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $11,100. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $1,100-$1,300
    • Out-of-State: $5,700-$6,797
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $46-$55 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $240-$280 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid77%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships77%$3,950
Receiving Student Loans7%$6,221

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 24%.

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Merritt College may provide services like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Day care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how this school compares against other community colleges in Alameda County and the community colleges in California as a whole.

 Merritt CollegeAlameda CountyCalifornia
Graduation Rate7.4%20.7%22.8%
Transfer-out Rate14.5%14.2%14.2%

Popular Transfer-Out Colleges & Universities

The list of colleges below are popular among students transferring out of Merritt College. Visit the following school profiles to get admissions information, including admissions requirements and contact information:

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dietetic Technician Program
    • Accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (since 2000)
  • Radiology Technician Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1971)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Other Community Colleges Nearby

The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Merritt College.

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Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

  • Phone: (510) 436-2488

Financial Aid Office

  • Phone: (510) 436-2465

School Reviews

Overall Rating: 4 / 5 Stars

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