Merced College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in Merced, CA

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How much is the Merced tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Merced's tuition & fees is $1,194 for California residents and $8,154 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $24,990 for California residents and $31,950 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

Merced Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,194
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$8,154
Books & Supplies Costs$1,152
Off-campus Room & Board$17,784
Off-campus Expenses$4,860
2023-2024 Estimates
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,208
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$8,932

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, Merced' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in California, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $13,259.
Merced College$1,194$8,154
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California 2-4 Years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Merced and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, 2-4 years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Merced CollegeMerced, CA$1,194$8,154
Cabrillo CollegeAptos, CA$1,270$9,910
Cerritos CollegeNorwalk, CA$1,364$12,004
Chabot CollegeHayward, CA$1,150$8,686
Chaffey CollegeRancho Cucamonga, CA$1,184$11,120
Citrus CollegeGlendora, CA$1,204$9,844
Columbia CollegeSonora, CA$1,547$8,870
Crafton Hills CollegeYucaipa, CA$1,188$12,320
College of the DesertPalm Desert, CA$1,326$9,586
Diablo Valley CollegePleasant Hill, CA$1,312$9,012
El Camino Community College DistrictTorrance, CA$1,144$7,144

Financial Aid and COA

At Merced College, 7,787 students (83%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $4,475.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Merced is $27,475 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 959 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $7,004 and the average amount of student loans is $2,750.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$24,990$31,950
Tuition & Fees$1,194$8,154
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$23,796$23,796
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$20,515$27,475
Average Financial Aid$4,475$4,475
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship7,78783%$4,475
Pell Grants2,88131%$4,121
Federal Student Loan320%$6,121
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid95995%-
Grants or Scholarships95995%$7,004
Federal Grants95395%$5,313
Pell Grants54354%$5,128
Other Federal Grants95395%$2,392
State/Local Grants82282%$2,008
Institutional Grants2-$1,438
Student Loan Aid1-$2,750
Federal Student Loans1-$2,750
Other Student Loans0--
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level531531$7,691
110,001 or more00-

Student Population

Merced College has a total of 10,214 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 3,603 male students and 5,679 female students attending Merced. The school offers online degree programs and 4,418 students enrolled online exclusively (43.25% of all students).
Undergraduate9,282 3,6035,679

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address3600 M St, Merced, CA
Degree & Programs
Program Offered139 Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population10,214
Graduation Rate29%
Transfer-out Rate4%
Retention Rate69% (Full-time), 32% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate25 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties191 (Full-time), 316 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs476 (Full-time), 355 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$79,439
Average Staff Salary$69,447