Merced College

Merced College

Merced College is a public community college located in California. It was established in 1962. Merced offers students the opportunity to obtain both associate's degrees and vocational certificates. The college offers degrees and programs in various fields of study such as agriculture, humanities, math & engineering, and social science.

Merced College's athletic department fields sports teams for both men and women. Their sports teams participate in various sports including baseball, swimming and diving, track and field, football and water polo. The college runs various student organizations for the overall development and personal enrichment of the students.

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Merced College
3600 M St
Merced , CA 95348-2898
General Phone: (209) 384-6000

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Merced College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts262German language, French language, Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, social services, anthropology, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine93EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Business and Management68business, business management, accounting, small business management, retail
Agricultural Science and Management56agriculture, agricultural operations, agricultural machine tech, crop production
Family and Social Work44family and consumer science, foodservice management, family systems, child development, human services
Therapy and Counseling34psychology, substance abuse counseling
Security and Law Enforcement29corrections, criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Medical Support and Technology29sonography and ultrasound tech, radiographer
Engineering Technician20engineering technology, instrumentation tech, HVAC tech, hazardous materials tech, mechanical engineering tech, drafting, architectural drafting, mechanical drafting
Mechanics and Repair8electrical installation and repair, computer repair, industrial electronics tech, autobody repair, automobile mechanics
Medicine8medical preparatory
Science and Laboratory Technician8biology tech, chemical tech
Photography and Commercial Art7commercial art, photography, drawing
Production Trades5welding
Science5biology, biological and physical sciences, physical sciences, chemistry, geology, physics
Law4legal secretary, legal assistant
Medical Administration2medical secretary
Computer Science and Engineering2information technology, computer science
Office and Administration2office management, administrative assistant
Animal Science and Care2animal husbandry, equestrian studies
Drama and Performing Arts2drama
Landscaping and Horticulture1applied horticulture
Engineering1engineering, archeology
Real Estate and Construction Management1real estate
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1health and physical education
Construction Trades1electrician
Cooking and Culinary Arts1culinary arts
Religion and Philosophy0philosophy
Art Studies0art studies
Education and Teaching0early childhood special ed

Number of programs and degrees for Merced College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree55578
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years048
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years14426

Merced College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Merced College had a total enrollment of 10,890 students (6,529 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 35%
Black 6%
Hispanic 39%
Asian 11%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 24%
20-21 16%
22-24 13%
25-29 12%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 7%
65+ 2%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown4%

Merced College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 35 %
Part-Time 26 %

Merced College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Merced, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Merced College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 562
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,124
Books and supplies $ 1,026

Financial Aid:
Merced College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 123700)

Merced College Faculty

Merced College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year13$97,10617$87,065
All faculty totalcalendar year13$97,10617$87,065

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year79$78,87163$83,528
All faculty totalacademic year79$78,87163$83,528

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Merced College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Mechanics and Equipment/Machine Technology
Agriculture, General
Crop Production

Animal Science And Care
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production
Equestrian/Equine Studies

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Retailing and Retail Operations
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Technology

Construction Trades

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education/Teaching Individuals - Early Childhood Spec Ed Pgms

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Engineering Technology, General
Hazardous Materials Management and Waste Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician
Instrumentation Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Family Systems
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
Human Services, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician


Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physical Sciences
Physics, General

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
Chemical Technology/Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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What Sets Merced College Apart:

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Top 7%Merced College % of degrees in therapy and counseling
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Number of degree programs
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Top 9%Merced College Number of degree programs
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Top 11%Merced College Salaries of full-time faculty
Female % of student body
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Top 16%Merced College Female % of student body
% of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 17%Merced College % of degrees in liberal arts
Minority % of student body
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Top 18%Merced College Minority % of student body
% of degrees in agricultural science and management
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Top 18%Merced College % of degrees in agricultural science and management
% students 40 years or older
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Top 20%Merced College % students 40 years or older

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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