Merritt College is one of the one hundred three public 2-year colleges in California. The campus is located in an urban area, in Oakland.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 6,952 students attend the school. Every year 17% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
Merritt College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $1,104, and fees were $126. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $6,624 and $486 respectively.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students6,952|
|Student to Faculty Ratio22:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
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.
- 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 (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years||0||0|
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges|
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Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$46/credit|
|In State Students||$46/credit|
|Out of State Students||$276/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 52% of Merritt College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||15%||$585|
|State Grant & Scholarships||22%||$1,546|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||--||--|
|Federal Student Loans||6%||$4,522|
$6,540Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$10,767|
|$30,001 to $48,000$11,952|
|$48,001 to $75,000$13,219|
|$75,001 to $110,000--|
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- California State PTA Continuing Education Scholarship for School Nurses
- FNSNA Promise of Nursing Scholarships
- Licensed Vocational Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing Scholarships
- Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship Program
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing Scholarship Program
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.