Samuel Merritt University

Samuel Merritt University

Samuel Merritt University (formerly Samuel Merritt College) was originally established in 1909 as an institution of health sciences. This private institution is also referred to as SMU, and is located in Oakland, California, United States. Samuel Merritt University offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in areas such as nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and podiatry medicine.

Samuel Merritt University has a Student Body Association that organizes social and academic activities, events and other programs for the students. Financial aid is provided to the eligible students through various loans and scholarships. Among them include the Edna Haywood Scholarship, Giving Golden Opportunities, and Deloras Jones RN Scholarship.

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Contacting Samuel Merritt University

Samuel Merritt University
370 Hawthorne Avenue
Oakland , CA 94609
General Phone: (510) 869-6511

Samuel Merritt University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine383registered nursing, nurse anesthetist, nurse practitioner
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy35occupational therapy
Therapy and Counseling33physical therapy
Medical Support and Technology26physician assistant

Number of programs and degrees for Samuel Merritt University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree1665
Bachelor's degree2781
Doctor's degree - professional practice692

Samuel Merritt University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Samuel Merritt University had a total enrollment of 1,278 students (1,649 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 45%
Graduate 55%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 100%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
20-21 4%
22-24 19%
25-29 38%
30-34 15%
35-39 7%
40-49 9%
50-64 3%

Samuel Merritt University Room and Board (2007)

Samuel Merritt University offers campus housing for 98 of its 1,649 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Oakland, 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.

Samuel Merritt University Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancerecommended

Samuel Merritt University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Room charge $ 6,348

Financial Aid:
Samuel Merritt University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 701200)

Samuel Merritt University Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2353

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year8$123,1363$122,938
Associate professorcalendar year1*5$101,266
Assistant professorcalendar year10$93,91729$88,040
Instructorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year20$104,12137$92,657

*: 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
Professoracademic year1*0*
Associate professoracademic year0*4$86,785
Assistant professoracademic year2*12$73,344
All faculty totalacademic year3$73,55316$76,704

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

Samuel Merritt University Degree Programs (2007)

Medical Support And Technology
Physician Assistant

Podiatric Medicine/Podiatry (DPM)

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Anesthetist
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapy/Therapist

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist

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Samuel Merritt University Highlights

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What Sets Samuel Merritt University Apart:

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Top 16%Samuel Merritt University % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy

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