Merritt College

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

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How much is the Merritt tuition? For the academic year 2022-2023, Merritt's tuition & fees is $1,167 for California residents and $8,703 for out-of-state students based on the NCES data.
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 $31,753 for California residents and $39,289 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

Merritt Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,167
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$8,703
Books & Supplies Costs$1,724
Off-campus Room & Board$22,066
Off-campus Expenses$6,796
2023-2024 Estimates
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,167
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$8,703

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, Merritt' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,740. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in California, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,488.
Merritt College$1,167$8,703
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
California 2-4 Years Colleges$20,202
Public Schools$3,888$12,488
Private Schools$22,481

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Merritt 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.
Merritt CollegeOakland, CA$1,167$8,703
Compton CollegeCompton, CA$1,142$8,822
Lake Tahoe Community CollegeSouth Lake Tahoe, CA$1,131$9,087
Laney CollegeOakland, CA$1,148$8,684
College of MarinKentfield, CA$1,494$9,864
West Hills College-CoalingaCoalinga, CA$1,380$10,110

Financial Aid and COA

At Merritt College, 4,312 students (68%) 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 $1,648.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Merritt is $37,641 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 94 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 $3,350 and the average amount of student loans is $9,404.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$31,753$39,289
Tuition & Fees$1,167$8,703
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$30,586$30,586
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$30,105$37,641
Average Financial Aid$1,648$1,648
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship4,31268%$1,648
Pell Grants5979%$3,864
Federal Student Loan150%$7,742
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid9478%-
Grants or Scholarships9478%$3,350
Federal Grants8873%$2,817
Pell Grants2823%$5,098
Other Federal Grants8873%$1,195
State/Local Grants5848%$1,155
Institutional Grants0--
Student Loan Aid11%$9,404
Federal Student Loans11%$9,404
Other Student Loans0--
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level2727$6,746
110,001 or more00-

Student Population

Merritt College has a total of 6,514 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 2,125 male students and 4,164 female students attending Merritt. The school offers online degree programs and 4,379 students enrolled online exclusively (67.22% of all students).
Undergraduate6,289 2,1254,164

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address12500 Campus Dr, Oakland, CA
Degree & Programs
Program Offered77 Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population6,514
Graduation Rate21%
Transfer-out Rate16%
Retention Rate57% (Full-time), 26% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate26 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties53 (Full-time), 166 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs133 (Full-time), 168 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$88,175
Average Staff Salary$76,527