Merritt College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$1,104

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$6,540

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

23.6%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

6,952

13.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

17.1%

32 Graduates

About

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

In 2017, 962 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Merritt College. 76.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 23.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (271 degrees), 1.03 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (263 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Merritt College is $1,104, which is $-6,310 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Merritt College is $1,104, which is $-6,310 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,540.

In 2017, 54% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 2% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,104

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Merritt College was $1,104. The cost of tuition at Merritt College is $-6,310 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$6,540

2017 Value

39.1%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Merritt College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,540. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Merritt College grew by 39.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,500

Room and Board

$1,792

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Merritt College was of $12,500 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,792. The cost of room and board increased by 4.43% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.59% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

54%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

2%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

54% of undergraduate students at Merritt College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 3.57% with respect to 2016, when 56% 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.

23.6%

2016 Default Rate

47

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Merritt College was 23.6%, which represents 47 out of the 199 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Merritt College has a total enrollment of 6,952 students. The full-time enrollment at Merritt College is 908 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,044. This means that 13.1% of students enrolled at Merritt College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Merritt College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 32.7% Hispanic or Latino, 24.1% Black or African American, 17.3% Asian, 14.9% White, 5.35% Two or More Races, 0.561% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.388% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Merritt College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (23.8%), followed by Black or African American Female (20%) and Black or African American Male (13.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

13.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Merritt College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,952 students. The full-time enrollment at Merritt College is 908 and the part-time enrollment is 6,044. This means that 13.1% of students enrolled at Merritt College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

51%

2017 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 Merritt College was 51%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Merritt College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    2,271

  2. Black or African American

    1,675

  3. Asian

    1,206

The enrolled student population at Merritt College is 32.7% Hispanic or Latino, 24.1% Black or African American, 17.3% Asian, 14.9% White, 5.35% Two or More Races, 0.561% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.388% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% 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, 323 students (4.65%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 512 more women than men received degrees from Merritt College. The majority of degree recipients at Merritt College are black or african american (271 degrees awarded). There were 1.03 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (263 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Merritt College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (326 degrees awarded), Agriculture (47 degrees), and Legal (32 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 Merritt College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (305,205 people), Other managers (219,935 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (195,322 people), Postsecondary teachers (101,816 people), and Chief executives & legislators (96,495 people).

The most specialized majors at Merritt College are Human Sciences (326 degrees awarded), Agriculture (47 degrees), Legal (32 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (6 degrees), and Social Sciences (74 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Merritt College are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Sales managers, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Merritt College are Human Sciences (326 degrees awarded), Agriculture (47 degrees), Legal (32 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (6 degrees), and Social Sciences (74 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 Merritt College are Elementary & secondary schools (355,243 people), Legal services (257,841 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (248,509 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (167,527 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (141,017 people).

The most specialized majors at Merritt College are Human Sciences (326 degrees awarded), Agriculture (47 degrees), Legal (32 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (6 degrees), and Social Sciences (74 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 Merritt College.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Merritt College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 225

  2. 737

In 2017, 225 degrees were awarded to men at Merritt College, which is 0.305 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (737).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 24 degrees were awarded to men at Merritt College in Other Health Preparatory Programs, which is 0.429 times less than the 56 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 300 degrees were awarded to women at Merritt College in Child Care Provider, which is 25 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%

100% Completion Time

18%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 12% of students graduating from Merritt College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 18% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 22% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Merritt College is Female and White (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 6.25% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    271 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    263 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    196 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Merritt College is black or african american (271 degrees awarded). There were 1.03 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (263 degrees).

6.65% of degree recipients (64 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    219 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    211 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    148 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Merritt College is hispanic or latino female (219 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (211 degrees).

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Operations

Merritt College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.01M (N/A%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Merritt College had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. Merritt College employs 79 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Merritt College are Female Instructors (47), Male Instructors(32), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Merritt College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 19 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 15 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 11 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Merritt College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Merritt College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as 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: High Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $2.15M - Federal

  2. $10.3M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Merritt College received $2.15M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $10.3M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$18M

2017 Salaries

2.99%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Merritt College paid a median of $18M in salaries, which represents N/A% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 2.99% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 10.3% growth from 2015 and a 6.82% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.13M

Instructional Salaries

79

Number of Employees

In 2017, Merritt College paid a total of $7.13M to 79 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $1.95M (30.4%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

79 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

19 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Merritt College were Instructor with 79 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Merritt College were Office and Administrative Support with 19 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 15 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 11 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Merritt College was Female Instructor with 47 employees, Male Instructor with 32 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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

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