Merritt College: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - Below AverageQuality:Education Quality Rating - Very BadSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - Very GoodCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Oustanding
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Merritt College is a medium two-year, public school with 6,650 students enrolled. This institution was originated in 1954 and is one of the 14 schools and colleges located in Oakland, California.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
39
Fair
At Merritt College you can receive your several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, associate's degree, or 2-year certificate.

Merritt College deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and has 39 majors. The most popular concentrations are Work and Family Studies, General Studies, Medical, Medical Assistant, and Agriculture. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other schools and colleges.


Student Retention
54%
Bad
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a positive sign. However, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at Merritt College is low at 54% (way below California average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
25 : 1
Medium
The graduation rate at Merritt College is very low: 14%. Roughly 14% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Merritt College is reasonable: 25:1. Learn more on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$6,400
Low
Average tuition price is low - $6,300 a year. The additional fees at Merritt College beyond tuition are around $100; which makes it a total of $6,400 annually.

Read the details about Merritt College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
This school might accept your dual credits and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) for admission.

To request the most accurate and up-to-date information about admission at Merritt College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (510) 531-4911 or check Merritt College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
B
Dicey
Merritt College offers a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a great option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Merritt College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
No
At the present moment, there is no on-campus housing at Merritt College.

Based on the college crime data, Merritt College seems to be a generally safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Merritt College Location and Maps



Post Address: Merritt College, 12500 Campus Dr, Oakland, California 94619-3196, USA
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