12500 Campus Dr, Oakland, CA
- FAFSA School Code: 001267
- Phone: (510) 531-4911
- School Homepage
- Phone: (510) 436-2488
Financial Aid Office
- Phone: (510) 436-2465
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.
Get an idea of how Merritt College ranks among other community colleges in California by looking at the transfer-out rates of students to other colleges and universities.
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 range:
- State Residents: $1,000-$1,200
- Out-of-State: $5,100-$6,134
- Part-time students are charged:
- State Residents: $36-$43 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $210-$260 per credit 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||77%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||77%||$3,950|
|Receiving Student Loans||7%||$6,221|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 15%.
Admissions, Academics, & 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 state of California as whole.
|Merritt College||Alameda County||California|
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:
- University of California - Berkeley
- California State University - East Bay
- San Francisco State University
- Stanford University
- San Jose State University
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)
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.
Get more information about the programs offered by Merritt College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)
- Landscaping and Groundskeeping (A, C)
- Plant Nursery Operations and Management (C)
- Horticulture (C)
Business and Marketing Studies
- Home Construction and Inspection (C)
- Educational and Instructional Media Design (C)
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
- Ethnic Studies (A)
Family and Consumer Sciences
- Child Care Provider (A, C)
- Foodservice Administration and Management (C)
Health and Clinical Professions
- Interdisciplinary Studies (C)
- Biological and Physical Sciences (A)
Legal Professions and Studies
- Paralegal (A, C)
- Legal Administrative Assistant (C)
Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Liberal Arts (A, C)
- Humanistic Studies (A)
Mathematics and Statistics
- Math (A)
Public Administration and Social Services
- Human Services (A, C)
Security and Protective Services
- Police Science (A, C)
- Corrections (A, C)
- Social Sciences (A)
- Anthropology (A)
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Merritt College.