Merritt College

Oakland, CA, USA
3.23 Average Rating

Merritt College is a 2-year community college in Oakland. Among Merritt’s more than 60 academic disciplines, its African American, Native American, Ethnic, and Mexican & Latin American Studies programs provide an exploration of the diverse cultures that make up the college’s student body. For students studying science and health, Merritt’s new Barbara Lee Science & Allied Health Center features state of the art educational technology and a breathtaking vista of the Bay Area. To encourage social activism, The Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center hosts numerous guest speakers on the subjects of civil rights and nonviolence throughout the year.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
2 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

Admissions Requirements

Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 28, 2021

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
79%

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
At least 2, but less than 4 academic years
Total Number of Students
7,453
Total Number of Undergrads
7,453
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

Student:Faculty Ratio
27:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$8,527
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$1,257
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$7,785
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1971

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
19%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,628
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
19%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,693
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,523

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
3%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,594
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$9,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$139

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
35%
65%
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
No

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$41,500

What Students Are Saying

3.23 Average Rating
I love Merritt College in Oakland, CA. It is very calm and the teachers really care about their students. It is a great school to go to if you are a motivated student.
Jordan from Berkeley, CA
It is a wonderful campus that's currently remodeling the older infrastructure. The teachers and professors here, especially in the health sciences department are extraordinary. The faculty is always willing and providing help to students.
Andy from Oakland, CA

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