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Study at Samuel Merritt College

Samuel Merritt College is now known as the Samuel Merritt University. It was originally established in 1909 as an institution of health sciences. This private institution is also referred to as SMU, and is located in Oakland, California, United States. Samuel Merritt University offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in areas such as nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and podiatry medicine.

Samuel Merritt University has a Student Enrolment Association that organizes social and academic activities, events and other programs for the students. Financial aid is provided to the eligible students through various loans and scholarships. Among them include the Edna Haywood Scholarship, Giving Golden Opportunities, and Deloras Jones RN Scholarship.

Profile of Samuel Merritt College

Samuel Merritt College is in a large city, in Oakland, California. The school is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at Samuel Merritt College earn degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include nursing and emergency medicine and nutrition and exercise therapy.

Samuel Merritt College Selectivity

Samuel Merritt College does not admit all applicants.


Faculty salaries at the school are higher than most.

Student Enrolment

Samuel Merritt College, in 2007, had 1, 278 students (1, 095 full-time equivalent). The Student Enrolment at the school is essentially female.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Samuel Merritt College educates students to become highly skilled and compassionate healthcare professionals who positively transform the experience of care in diverse communities. "

Samuel Merritt College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Nursing and Emergency Medicine269registered nursing, nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetist
Medical Support and Technology42physician assistant
Therapy and Counselling31physical therapy
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy27occupational therapy

Contact: Samuel Merritt College

Samuel Merritt College

370 Hawthorne Avenue

Oakland, California 94609

General Phone: (510) 869-6511


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