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 Merced College

Merced College - Merced, CA

3600 M St, Merced, California 95348-2898

General information:(209)384-6000
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Campus setting:Rural: Fringe
Campus housing:No
Student population:10,480( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:28 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Large
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $658 $658 $898 -27%
Out-of-state $5,218 $5,650 $5,890 -4%
Books and supplies $1,638 $1,620 $1,638 -1%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $10,872 $10,980 $10,872 1%
Other $3,996 $3,897 $3,996 -3%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,140 $4,041 $4,140 -2%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $2,296 $2,278 $2,536 0%
Off Campus $17,164 $17,155 $17,404 0%
Off Campus with Family $6,436 $6,319 $6,676 0%
On Campus $6,856 $7,270 $7,528 0%
Off Campus $21,724 $22,147 $22,396 0%
Off Campus with Family $10,996 $11,311 $11,668 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $864
In-state fees $34
Out-of-state tuition $5,856
Out-of-state fees $34
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 984 78% --
Grant or scholarship aid 984 78% $5,164,507 $5,248
Federal grants 899 71% $4,142,631 $4,608
Pell grants 899 71% $4,050,421 $4,505
Other federal grants 127 10% $92,210 $726
State/local government grant or scholarships 955 75% $1,021,876 $1,070
Institutional grants or scholarships Implied zero 0% Implied zero Not applicable
Student loan aid Implied zero 0% $0 Not applicable
Federal student loans Implied zero 0% Implied zero Not applicable
Other student loans Implied zero 0% Implied zero Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 7,380 67% $28,844,184 $3,908
Pell grants 5,727 52% $22,382,894 $3,908
Federal student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $4,542 $4,378 $3,361
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $3,558 $3,733 $2,840
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


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Fall 2011
Total enrollment 10,480
Undergraduate enrollment 10,480
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 343
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 41 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


Baseball 26-
Basketball 1717
Football 76-
Softball -13
Swimming and Diving 1519
Track and Field, Outdoor 187
Volleyball -13
Water Polo 1617


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges01/01/1965 Accredited


Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

10/01/1975 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations00 2
Liquor law violations042
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 011
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 423
Motor vehicle theft 121
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


• This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database.

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Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations7---
Agricultural Mechanics and Equipment/Machine Technology-612-
Agriculture, General1---
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production2---
Crop Production1---
Category total11612-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General5---
Category total5---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping17-3-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General8-6-
Business Administration and Management, General47---
Business/Commerce, General9---
Office Management and Supervision5---
Real Estate11--
Retail Management2---
Small Business Administration/Management2-1-
Category total91110-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric4---
Category total4---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science2---
Information Technology1---
Category total3---
Construction Trades Colleges
Category total3---
Engineering Colleges
Category total2---
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD-21-
Biomedical Technology/Technician6-2-
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General3---
Engineering Technology, General1---
Hazardous Materials Management and Waste Technology/Technician1---
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/--3-
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD-2--
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician1-3-
Category total1249-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General5---
Category total5---
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care Provider/Assistant31-2-
Category total31-2-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Spanish Language and Literature3---
Category total3---
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician--17-
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other14---
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training15-39-
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary4-3-
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer19--17
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse49---
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling2-1-
Category total103-6017
History Colleges
History, General6---
Category total6---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science34-1-
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician10-1-
Category total49-2-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal5-4-
Category total5-4-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies90-32-
Category total90-32-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General8---
Category total8---
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician-2--
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician211--
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician3-1-
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General1---
Category total6131-
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences2---
Category total2---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General1---
Category total1---
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General-1--
Category total-1--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General4---
Geology/Earth Science, General1---
Physical Sciences1---
Physics, General2---
Category total8---
Precision Production Colleges
Welding Technology/Welder12--
Category total12--
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General61---
Category total61---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Human Services, General8-2-
Category total8-2-
Social Sciences Colleges
International Relations and Affairs3---
Social Sciences, General77---
Category total83---
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General8---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1---
Music, General2---
Category total13-1-
Grand total6142713517