Merced Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Merced Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Merced, California

There are at least 3 colleges in Merced, listed and described below. These schools represent 12,838 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 8,566 full-time students, and a reported 1,082 dorm rooms.

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Brightwood College

Salida, CA

About Brightwood College

Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Associate, Diploma

Institute of Technology

Modesto, CA

You can get started on a new career with Institute of Technology.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.iot.edu/disclosure

  • Program Categories: Culinary Arts, Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Certificate, Associate

San Joaquin Valley College

Madera, CA

San Joaquin Valley College - A Private Junior College.

  • Program Categories: Business, Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Certificate
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Merced Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Merced College
3600 M St
Merced, CA 95348-2898

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, agricultural machine tech, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, business management, child development, radiographer, psychology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 10,890 students, 6,529 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services.

Colleges in Merced with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Sierra College of Beauty
1340 W 18th St
Merced, CA 95340

  • Programs: cosmetology, personal grooming
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 77 students, 80 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

University of California-Merced
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343-5603

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: biology, psychology, history, environmental engineering, comparative literature, computer engineering, economics, social services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 1,871 students, 1,957 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,082 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 440-570. Math: 470-610. Writing: 440-570.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option.
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