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Merced is a public college located in Merced, California in the Modesto Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,701 undergraduate students. The Merced acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Social Science Research Methods, and Psychology. Graduating 26% of students, Merced alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $19,800.
Athletic Division
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Athletic Conference
Address
3600 M St
Merced, CA 95348
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Cost

Net Price
$9,728/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,620/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,859/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,968/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,821/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,443/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
27:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.69 responses
32%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.72 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.72 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,701Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
60%
Varsity Athletes
4%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$26,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
26%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
78%
National
83%

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The teachers at Merced College are great! Smaller classes allow you to engage more with your professor and gives you a better understanding of what is going on within the class. It is very easy to register for classes and the counselors work quickly and efficiently to make sure every student is succeeding. Taking classes at Merced College is a great way to prepare for when you plan to transfer. One thing I wish would change is the number of classes offered. The classes fill up quite quickly, and I feel that making more classes would allow for every student to take the exact classes they need.
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Merced College has a very clean campus. Although it is quite small, that is also what makes it great! There are maps on the campus, and the building are labeled. The college here has the best Liberians and a very resourceful library. You must really use as many resources as you can at the college to help you financially and educationally.
Merced college is a very nice community college in size, students, academics , and professors. T college has many designated study centers across the campus to better suit the students. The students are very diligent in their studies, however they still find the time to have fun and play games. The professors are excellent, since they take the time to answer any questions the students may have to help them better understand the material.