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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Safety
    B+
  5. Student Life
    B+
  6. Location
    B
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 $24,100.
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.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,118/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
52%

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
Part-Time Undergrads
6,044
Undergrads Over 25
37%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
10%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,600/ 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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My overall experience with Merritt community college is that is has been great. Whether I needed silence and needed to study for classes or needed assistance with the librarians. If I needed any assistance with challenging classes, I always felt welcomed and comfortable to use their student center for tutoring. The campus is clean and there is always security around whether I had a morning, afternoon or even night class. A good handful of my teachers showed support, knowledge and great spirit. Economically, the cost for my classes and most books were affordable. Without the financial aid office help with the "bog waiver" I would pay more for my classes. With a reward of making friends and relationships with teachers that I will continue to cherish, I will take the powerful knowledge that I learned from college and use the information to pursue my career and better my future. Overall, I am proud that I went to Merritt community college and that I will be graduating this spring of 2019.
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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.
Great campus! great staff! super chill environment with lots of history behind it. Very respectable. Lots of variety and range of courses to choose from. Could use more tech and arts courses though.