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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Featured Colleges in the Merced Area (QuickSchools™)

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Milan Institute

Merced, CA

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

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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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

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Turlock Colleges 1 55,810 8,836 653

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