C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Safety
    B-
  5. Student Experience
    B-
  6. Location
    A-
Merritt College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Address
12500 Campus Dr
Oakland, CA 94619

Admissions

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

Cost

Net Price
$11,041/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,591/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,174/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,163/ year
  • $76-110k
  • $110k+

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
23:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.20 responses
41%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.17 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.16 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,043Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
50%
Pell Grant
53%
Varsity Athletes
7%
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After Merritt College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
12%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
75%
National
83%

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Merritt College Reviews

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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.
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The Black Panthers were founded by two alumni, Huey Newton and Bobby Seale, in 1966 at the Grove St. (now Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd) campus in North Oakland. Not to forget, Percy (Master P) Miller is alumni as well.
I took Business classes and earned four business degrees (Economics, Accounting, General and Administration) and finished with a Social Behavioral degree before transferring to UC Berkeley. The business classes were very informative; the African American history classes were great and taught by some of the most passionate professors in the Peralta district; the Administration of Justice program is awesome as well; the English classes prepared me for the rigors of the Cal; the Music department had an awesome chair who's last year was my first; the Art, Horticulture, Child Development, Allied Health, Fire Science Departments are all at Merritt as well.
The counselors are wonderful, they sit down and let you know the best options for you as a student. The counselors set up an individual education plan and make sure you stay on top of your classes, they treat like you are part of a family. All the teachers I have had really care and want you to succeed both in class and outside of class. It has been a wonderful ride so far and will continue on my path to success. God Bless Merritt College!