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So you're from Merced, CA?

Fortunately for you, Merced, CA offers a number of great schools to choose from. It's just a matter of finding the right program and study subject for you!


 

Merced College and University Demographics

Merced's 3 colleges and universities offer a total of 99 degree and certificate programs for you to choose from, in fields ranging from substance abuse/addiction counseling to biomedical technology/technician to cosmetology/cosmetologist, general.

The top-ranked school in Merced is University of California-Merced, with a student population of 3,414. In 2010, University of California-Merced was ranked 54th in the nation. Biology is the most popular course of study at University of California-Merced.

Tuition

Average tuition for students at Merced colleges and universities is $3,896 per year. University of California-Merced charges students $11,030 per year in tuition, which is the highest tuition rate in Merced. Merced College has the lowest tuition rate at $658 per year.

Financial Aid

Merced college students received $63,782,188 in grants, loans, and scholarships in 2008. Institutional grants and scholarships accounted for $58,947,000 of the total. Merced College gave its students $21,237,594 in institutional financial aid. This was the highest amount of financial aid given by any Merced school.

Merced Student Demographics

Merced schools had an enrollment of 13,945 students in 2010. This is 0% of the total number of California college students. Merced College had the most number of students of any college in Merced, with 10,446 students. Sierra College of Beauty, with 85 students, had the least number of students.

Graduation and Retention Rates

The retention rate for Merced colleges and universities, which is the percent of students who return to college after their first year, is about 73%. For every 100 students who enroll in Merced schools, 31 eventually graduate. Sierra College of Beauty has a graduation rate of 77%, which is the highest in amongst Merced schools. The lowest graduation rate is 15% for Merced College.

Diversity

The ratio of female to male students enrolled in Merced schools is 56 to 44. 82% of Merced college students are 24 years old or younger. For every 100 Merced college students, 69 students identified themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority background in 2009. Sierra College of Beauty, with 76% of students identifying themselves as being from a minority background, had the highest percentage of ethnically diverse students in Merced.

Merced Faculty Demographics

Merced schools had 1,015 faculty members in 2010. The ratio of female to male faculty was [Female Faculty Ratio] to [Male Faculty Ratio] for Merced schools. And 8% of faculty were from ethnically diverse backgrounds.

Merced schools had an average faculty to student ratio of 1 to 18 in 2009. Institute of Transpersonal Psychology had 1 faculty for every 1 student. This was the highest faculty to student ratio for schools in Merced.

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Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,740 $62,930 $54,330 -4.9%
2
Retail Salespersons 1,620 $21,450 $25,000 -6.4%
3
Office Clerks, General 1,190 $28,310 $28,240 -5.6%
4
Cooks, Fast Food 880 $18,380 $18,540 72.5%
5
General and Operations Managers 670 $104,910 $113,100 0.0%
6
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 650 $36,880 $35,340 -20.7%
7
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 620 $26,090 $25,140 72.2%
8
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 590 $46,920 $50,770 -16.9%
9
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 580 $35,330 $39,890 7.4%
10
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 560 $32,850 $32,000 16.7%
11
Registered Nurses 500 $82,600 $67,720 -13.8%
12
Medical Assistants 490 $24,410 $29,760 53.1%
13
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 480 $65,700 $55,620 23.1%
14
Medical Secretaries 470 $27,800 $31,820 147.4%
15
Construction Laborers 370 $31,620 $33,590 -42.2%
16
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 370 $57,370 $54,880 -19.6%
17
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 330 $39,650 $45,860 -5.7%
18
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 310 $35,480 $38,200 -45.6%
19
Security Guards 270 $22,680 $26,870 -3.6%
20
Cooks, Restaurant 260 $20,820 $23,260
21
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 240 $50,060 $41,360 33.3%
22
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 230 $61,570 $51,550 35.3%
23
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 210 $28,720 $24,180 61.5%
24
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 200 $40,150 $43,850
25
Social and Human Service Assistants 200 $28,490 $30,100 5.3%
26
Accountants and Auditors 180 $64,050 $68,960 -14.3%
27
Billing and Posting Clerks 170 $29,550 $33,270 -15.0%
28
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 170 $99,390 $89,990 30.8%
29
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 170 $53,550 $55,970 112.5%
30
Home Health Aides 160 $21,180 $21,760 -33.3%
31
Dental Assistants 160 $31,800 $34,140 -23.8%
32
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 150 $40,650 $42,250 15.4%
33
Food Service Managers 140 $46,550 $52,220 27.3%
34
Carpenters 140 $49,600 $43,890 -51.7%
35
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 130 $31,110 $29,200 -71.7%
36
Electricians 130 $50,950 $51,810 -13.3%
37
Medical and Health Services Managers 120 $113,870 $93,670 50.0%
38
Instructional Coordinators 120 $76,220 $61,270 100.0%
39
Dental Hygienists 120 $65,300 $68,680
40
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 120 $31,650 $37,070 -14.3%
41
Pharmacy Technicians 100 $36,840 $29,330 42.9%
42
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 100 $59,550 $62,260 -56.5%
43
Cooks, Short Order 100 $23,970 $21,030 0.0%
44
Financial Managers 100 $105,050 $116,970 -28.6%
45
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 90 $98,620 $72,540 50.0%
46
Sales Managers 90 $93,040 $114,110 12.5%
47
Chief Executives 80 $188,830 $173,350 -11.1%
48
Management Analysts 80 $75,540 $87,260
49
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 80 $20,630 $26,510 -27.3%
50
Lawyers 80 n/a $129,440