Merced College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$1,104

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$9,842

After Financial Aid

2016 Enrolled Students

10,750

44% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

22.1%

231 Graduates

About

Merced College is a higher education institution located in Merced County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Merced College were .

In 2016, 1,415 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Merced College. 59.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (776 degrees), 2.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (352 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Merced College is $1,104, which is $-6,216 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Merced College is $1,104, which is $-6,216 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,842.

In 2016, 74% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,104

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Merced College was $1,104. The cost of tuition at Merced College is $-6,216 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

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Average Net Price

$9,842

2016 Value

1.23%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Merced College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,842. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Merced College grew by 1.23%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,980

Room and Board

$1,638

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Merced College was of $10,980 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,638. The cost of room and board did not change between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.11% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

74%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

N/A%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

74% of undergraduate students at Merced College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 2.63% with respect to 2015, when 76% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

N/A%

N/A Default Rate

N/A

Number of Defaults

In N/A the default rate for borrower's at Merced College was N/A%, which represents N/A out of the N/A total borrowers.

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Admissions

Merced College received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 10,750 students enrolled at Merced College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Merced College has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Merced College was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Merced College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Merced College has a total enrollment of 10,750 students. The full-time enrollment at Merced College is 4,725 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,025. This means that 44% of students enrolled at Merced College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Merced College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.5% Hispanic or Latino, 21.5% White, 9.62% Asian, 3.31% Black or African American, 2.92% Two or More Races, 0.4% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.372% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Merced College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (35.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (25.1%) and White Female (11.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

44%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Merced College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,750 students. The full-time enrollment at Merced College is 4,725 and the part-time enrollment is 6,025. This means that 44% of students enrolled at Merced College are enrolled full-time compared with 36.5% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Merced College was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Merced College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    6,507

  2. White

    2,312

  3. Asian

    1,034

The enrolled student population at Merced College is 60.5% Hispanic or Latino, 21.5% White, 9.62% Asian, 3.31% Black or African American, 2.92% Two or More Races, 0.4% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.372% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 46.8% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 47 students (0.437%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 263 more women than men received degrees from Merced College. The majority of degree recipients at Merced College are hispanic or latino (776 degrees awarded). There were 2.2 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (352 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Merced College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Merced College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (75 degrees awarded), Psychology (162 degrees), and Social Sciences (182 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Merced College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (407,008 people), Miscellaneous managers (372,644 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (352,143 people), Counselors (215,097 people), and Social workers (213,081 people).

The most specialized majors at Merced College are Agriculture (75 degrees awarded), Psychology (162 degrees), Social Sciences (182 degrees), Human Sciences (50 degrees), and History (24 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Merced College are Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Sales engineers, Chief executives & legislators, and Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers

The most specialized majors at Merced College are Agriculture (75 degrees awarded), Psychology (162 degrees), Social Sciences (182 degrees), Human Sciences (50 degrees), and History (24 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Merced College are Elementary & secondary schools (720,063 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (442,974 people), Legal services (336,245 people), Hospitals (329,696 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (252,613 people).

The most specialized majors at Merced College are Agriculture (75 degrees awarded), Psychology (162 degrees), Social Sciences (182 degrees), Human Sciences (50 degrees), and History (24 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Merced College.

Most Common

  1. 141353 degrees awarded

  2. 131996 degrees awarded

  3. 114230 degrees awarded

In N/A, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Merced College was General Business Administration & Management with 141353 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 576

  2. 839

In 2016, 576 degrees were awarded to men at Merced College, which is 0.687 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (839).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 62 degrees were awarded to men at Merced College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.579 times less than the 107 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 113 degrees were awarded to women at Merced College in General Psychology, which is 2.31 times more than the 49 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

5%

100% Completion Time

22%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 5% of students graduating from Merced College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 22% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 31% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (37%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Merced College is Female and Asian (37% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    776 degrees awarded

  2. White

    352 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    176 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Merced College is hispanic or latino (776 degrees awarded). There were 2.2 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (352 degrees).

1.48% of degree recipients (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    474 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Male

    302 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    193 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Merced College is hispanic or latino female (474 degrees awarded). There were 1.57 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (302 degrees).

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Operations

Merced College has an endowment valued at nearly $6.82M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $105k (1.54%), compared to the 1.4% average return ($43.5k on $3.12M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2015, Merced College had a total expenditure of $97.7M. Of that $97.7M, they spent $35.7M on salaries and $97.7M on benefits.

Merced College employs N/A N/A, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Merced College are N/A (N/A), N/A(N/A), and N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Merced College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 99 employees, Management, with 50 employees, and Service with 43 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$6.82M

2015 Endowment

0.495%

growth from 2014

Merced College has an endowment valued at about $6.82M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Merced College grew 0.495% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.7M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $2.14M - Federal

  2. $9.17M - State

  3. $1.22M - Local

As of 2015, Merced College received $2.14M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $9.17M from state grants and contracts, and $1.22M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$35.7M

Salary Expenditure

$97.7M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Merced College had a total expenditure of $97.7M. Of that $97.7M, they spent $35.7M on salaries and $97.7M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Merced College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$35.7M

2015 Salaries

2.34%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Merced College paid a median of $35.7M in salaries, which represents 36.5% of their overall expenditure ($97.7M) and a 2.34% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.74% decline from 2013 and a 5.84% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 17.1M (52.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$15.2M

Instructional Salaries

197

Number of Employees

In 2015, Merced College paid a total of $15.2M to 197 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.44M (31%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

N/A

Most Common Instructor

N/A Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

99 Employees

In N/A, the most common positions for instructional staff at Merced College were N/A with N/A employees; N/A with N/A employees; and N/A with N/A employees.

In N/A, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Merced College were Office and Administrative Support with 99 employees; Management with 50 employees; and Service with 43 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In N/A, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Merced College was N/A with N/A employees, N/A with N/A employees, and N/A with N/A employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Merced College.

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