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

Admissions

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

Cost

Net Price
$9,269/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,378/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,114/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,068/ year
  • $76-110k
  • $110k+

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
25:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.20 responses
39%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.18 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.17 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,038Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
49%
Pell Grant
64%
Varsity Athletes
9%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
14%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
75%
National
83%

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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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Something I like about Merritt is that it's easy to get help when you need it! People are very open and polite!. Something to change... I wouldn't call it a change rather than adding more counselors in the counseling center. It's very necessary to help students see an counselor when they need to. I had a bad experience with that because I was waiting almost 4 hours to see a counselor.
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.