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  2. Value
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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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Merritt is a public college located in Oakland, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 908 undergraduate students. The Merritt acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Child Care Provider, Health Service Preparatory Studies, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 19% of students, Merritt alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,200.
Athletic Division
CCCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
12500 Campus Dr
Oakland, CA 94619
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$6,540/ 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
    $10,767/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,952/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,219/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,718/ year
  • $110k+
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.20 responses
42%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.18 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
908Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
37%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
9%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
19%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
77%
National
83%

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Merritt College Reviews

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This school is an excellent choice when it comes to getting any sort of degree or certificate. Personally they have the greatest teachers, known for multiple subjects but the ones that put Merritt on the map is Nursing programs coming in at number one in the state. Science courses, communications, psychology, Paralegal Studies.
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I love how diverse the community on campus is. The teachers are amazing! They really care about their students and are always readily available to answer questions. The campus is beautiful and very safe.
I liked the fact that it was accesible,and there was a bus from the station to transport one to school. The instructors were also very helpful in ensuring you excelled and making sure to explain or clarify any confusions in the suject. The administratative department were also friendly and assisting student to see counselors and book appintments conviniently. For me ,coming from africa into america and meeting instructors like these who didnt give you a hard time in the class, was great.All i needed to do was study and i excel.I am appreciative of that. The only imporvement would be to provide dorm accomodations for students coming from far.