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  3. Diversity
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  4. Safety
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  5. Student Life
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  6. Location
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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 4,725 undergraduate students. The Merced acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, and Psychology. Graduating 23% of students, Merced alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $19,800.
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Address
3600 M St
Merced, CA 95348
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Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$9,842/ 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
    $8,082/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,477/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,081/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,020/ year
  • $110k+
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
26:1
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.71 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.71 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,725Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
63%
Varsity Athletes
4%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$26,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
23%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
78%
National
83%

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Merced College Reviews

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Merced College is a great community college to attend with very helpful staff that are there with you along the way. If I had any problems or concerns there was always someone who could help me find a way to fix my situation. In regards to applying to the school and registering for classes it took nothing but five easy steps and I was good to go. Also, programs like work study that help me get a job and gain some awesome knowledge and experience to take with me. Merced College has wonderful professors, top athletic programs and coaches, fun groups to be part of, and a wide variety of courses. If you're not sure what school you want to go to or don't want to spend a lot of money on tuition, this school is the way to go. This community college made my first two years an outstanding experience and I can say they helped me with growth process.
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Merced college is a inexpensive and very viable community college. Some buildings are visibly dated but everything is still functional and works toward a productive environment. This is a purely commuter school, and the people found here are very nice and mature. Since the school is so inexpensive there are many students who are still trying to figure things out as I once was and a good handful who aren't entirely studious.
Overall my experience at Merced College has been good, I have not had any serious problems. The counselors are very supportive and helpful. So far I have gotten pretty good professors. In my opinion the food is delicious, my favorite food are the grilled cheese sandwiches with french fries its a must try. However, just like any other school it has its ups and downs. The only thing I would say should change is the size of the bookstore.