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Merritt College was founded in 1954 as the Merritt School of Business. It was named after Dr. Samuel Merritt. The college is a part of the Peralta Community College District. It is located in an area of more than 120 acres in the hills of Oakland, California. In 1971, the college moved to its present campus. There are several academic departments at Merritt College. Some of these are the computer information systems, environmental management and technology, paralegal studies, business administration, administration of justice and medical assistant departments. The college also offers a number of scholarships. The sports teams of Merritt College are nicknamed the Thunderbirds and compete in a wide variety of sports like men's and women's basketball, cross-country, track and field and men's soccer. The college competes in the Bay Valley Conference.

Profile of Merritt CollegeStudents attend Merritt College in Oakland, California. a large city. The school is a public institution. Merritt College degrees go up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in science, real estate and construction management, family and social work, and nutrition and exercise therapy.

Merritt College Selectivity

Applicants to Merritt College appreciate its open admissions policy.

The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Merritt College is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

There are 6, 944 students at the school . Merritt College has a large minority student population. A large number of students at the school are 40 years old or older.

Merritt College Tuition and AffordabilityMerritt College is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

Merritt College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Family and Social Work257child development, human services, foodservice management
Liberal Arts162liberal arts and sciences, social services, Spanish language, humanities, minority and gender studies, English language and literature, geography courses, French language, . . .
Science66biological and physical sciences
Real Estate and Construction Management41real estate
Nursing and Emergency Medicine39registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant, EMT paramedic
Security and Law Enforcement35criminal justice and police, corrections
Medical Support and Technology34radiographer
Therapy and Counselling29substance abuse Counselling
Law26legal assistant, legal secretary
Landscaping and Horticulture23landscaping, plant nursery
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy22dietetic technician, parks and recreation studies
Business and Management18accounting, business management, business
Computer Science and Engineering5computer programming, system administration, webmastering, computer networking
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental studies
office and Administration0administrative assistant, office management, data entry
Education and Teaching0early childhood special ed
Agricultural Science and Management0various agricutural courses
Engineering Technician0energy systems tech, hazardous materials tech
Medicine0medical preparatory
Contact: Merritt CollegeMerritt College

12500 Campus Dr

Oakland, California 94619-3196

General Phone: (510) 531-4911


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