Merritt College

Oakland, CA 94619

Located in Oakland, California, Merritt College is a public institution that offers diploma and associate's degree programs, which can take 2 to 4 years to complete.

Merritt College has an open admission/open enrollment policy. The only requirement for entrance is a high school diploma or equivalent (such as GED certificate).

Merritt College's in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $1,104 and fees $128. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $6,624 and $272 respectively.


Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio26:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate54%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. LPN
  2. LPN to ADN
  3. ADN

    The Merritt College Associate of Science in nursing program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. The program is intended to prepare students for entry level positions in nursing.

    Students who successfully complete the requirements of the program will be eligible to apply to sit for the state licensing examination for registered nurses (National Council Licensure Examination – NCLEX-RN).

    The Merritt College ADN curriculum is a two year program including instruction in applied nursing sciences, related natural, social and behavioral sciences and clinical nursing experience in health care. The ADN program is taught over four semesters. Students must earn 75% or more in all nursing courses to continue in the program and graduate.  

    Admissions Requirements:

    • High school diploma or GED equivalency certificate
    • Complete pre-requisite college level courses with a GPA of 2.5 or above
    • Submission of mandatory health record information as per the institutions requirements (including immunization records)
    • CPR certification (AHA) to be kept current for the duration of enrollment

    Applications for admission are accepted from the 2nd of January through the 1st of March for admission in the fall of the following academic year. Applications are only open once a year.

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Certificate 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 32

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Merritt College

Carrington College California - Emeryville
7.78 miles away
Chabot College
10.64 miles away
Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts - Concord
14.03 miles away
Contra Costa College
15.64 miles away
City College of San Francisco
16.09 miles away
College of San Mateo
19.86 miles away
Los Medanos College
22.4 miles away
Ohlone College
22.71 miles away
College of Marin
23.79 miles away
Carrington College California - Antioch
24.22 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
01/01/1956 - Current



Acceptance Rate

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$8,723
30k to 48k$9,285
48k to 75k$11,723
75k to 110k$11,718
Over 110k--
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $46.00 $276.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $0.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native
Non-resident alien

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Merritt College
12500 Campus Dr
Oakland, CA 94619

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