2022 Student Population

A total of 9,282 students have enrolled at Merced College (all undergraduate).
By gender, 3,603 male and 5,679 female students are attending the school. By attendance status, there are 3,779 full-time students and 5,503 part-time students.
The number of students at Merced College is relatively small compared to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Cabrillo College and Cerritos College, its population is relatively small (average population is 12,182).
Merced College offers online degree/certificate programs and 5,732 students enrolled in online programs.

Enrollment Chart

Enrollment by Gender/Attending Status

By gender, there are 3,603 male and 5,679 female students attending the school. The male-to-female ratio is 0.63 to 1 and the ratio is lower (relatively less men students at the school) (the average male-to-female ratio over all U.S. colleges is 0.75 to 1).
The following table and chart show the student population by gender and attending status.

Gender Distribution Table

Population by Gender/Attending Status at

Gedner Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

By race/ethnicity, there are 5,769 Hispanic students (62.15%) and 1,703 White students (18.35%) at Merced College(top 2 most races/ethnicities). The following table summarizes the population diversity by race at Merced College.

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity Table

Population by Race/Ethnicity at Merced College
American Indian or Alaska Native461432
Black or African American295116179
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander241212
Two or More Races294123171
Race/Ethnicity Unknown366150216
Total 9,2823,6035,679

Race/Ethnicity Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Student Age

By age, there are 6,548 students whose age under twenty five and 1,760 students whose age is over thirty years old at Merced College.
Especially, 1,196 students are younger than eighteen and 25 students are older than sixty five.
The following table and chart show the student population by student age at Merced College.

Enrollment by Student Age Table

Population by Student Age at Merced College
Total9,282 3,6035,679
Under 181,196 440756
18-192,692 1,1691,523
20-211,551 680871
22-241,109 454655
25-29970 323647
30-34651 169482
35-39421 114307
40-49451 153298
50-64212 83129
65 and over25 169
unknown4 22
Total 9,282 3,6035,679

Student Age Distribution Chart

Online Student Population

At Merced College, 8,244 students (88.82% of total enrollment) take online classes to get their degrees. Among them, 5,732 students enrolled exclusively in online classes (i.e. no off-line attendance required) and others are taking online courses with off-line courses. The following tables describe the number of students who enrolled in one or more online courses.
By location of enrolled students, 5,605 students live in California where Merced College is located in and 0 students have enrolled from other states.

Online Enrollment Table

Enrollment TypeStudent Location
Online Student Population
Number of Students
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Classes5,732
Enrolled Some in Online Classes2,512
Not Enrolled in Online Classes1,038
Online Student Population by Student Location
Number of Students
Total (Enrolled Excl.)5,732
California Residents5,605
Other State in U.S.0
Outside of U.S.11

Online Enrollment Chart