Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
$6,340 ($1,180)
Off-campus Living Costs
$20,358
Undergraduate Tuition per Credit Hour
$261 ($46)

2020 Cost of Attendance

The 2020 tuition & fees of Merced College are $1,180 for California residents and $6,340 for out-of-state students. Compare to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California, its tuition & fees are relatively inexpensive.
Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Bakersfield College and Butte College, tuition & fees of Merced College is relatively inexpensive where the average tuition & fees of the schools are $8,687.
The average living cost of the school is $20,358 when a student lives off-campus.

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2020 Tuition & fees

The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees at Merced College are $1,180 for California residents and $6,340 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition & fees have increased by 2.87% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 tuition & fees and the tuition trends over the last 5 years.

Tuition Trends Table

2020 Tuition & fees
YearTuitionFees
2016$5,856 $34
2017$6,096 $46
2018$6,096 $46
2019$6,096 $46
2020$6,264 $54
2021$6,264 $76

Tuition Trends Chart

2020 Living Costs

The 2020 average living cost is $20,358 including room & board and other living expenses.
The living cost at the school has increased by 35.94% from last year.
The following table and chart show the living costs changes over the last 5 years.

Living Costs Trends

2020 Living Costs(Off-Campus Living)
YearRoom & BoardOther Expenses
2016$10,980$3,897
2017$10,980$3,996
2018$10,980$3,996
2019$10,980$3,996
2020$15,084$5,274
2021$15,084$5,274

Living Costs Trends Chart

2020 Books & Supplies Costs

The 2020 average cost for purchasing books & supplies is $1,971 at Merced College. The books & supplies cost has increased by 20.33% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 books & supplies costs and the trends over the last 5 years.

Books & Supplies Costs Trends

Merced College 2020 Books & Supplies Costs
YearBooks & Supplies Costs
2016$1,620
2017$1,638
2018$1,638
2019$1,638
2020$1,971
2021$1,971

Books & Supplies Costs Trends Chart

2020 Tuition Per Credit Hour

The 2020 undergraduate tuition per credit hour at Merced College is $46 for California residents and $261 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition per credit hour has increased by 25.48% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 tuition per credit hour and its trends over the last 5 years.

Tuition Per Credit Hour Trends Table

2020 Tuition per Credit Hour
YearCalifornia ResidentsOut-of-State
2016$46$208
2017$46$208
2018$46$208
2019$46$208
2020$46$261
2021$46$261

Tuition Per Credit Hour Trends Chart