2022 Student Population

A total of 6,289 students have enrolled at Merritt College (all undergraduate).
By gender, 2,125 male and 4,164 female students are attending the school. By attendance status, there are 980 full-time students and 5,309 part-time students.
The number of students at Merritt College is small compared to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Compton College and Lake Tahoe Community College, its population is very large (average population is 4,488).
Merritt College offers online degree/certificate programs and 5,416 students enrolled in online programs.

Enrollment Chart

Enrollment by Gender/Attending Status

By gender, there are 2,125 male and 4,164 female students attending the school. The male-to-female ratio is 0.51 to 1 and the ratio is very lower (more women 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 2,016 Hispanic students (32.06%) and 1,322 Black or African American students (21.02%) at Merritt College(top 2 most races/ethnicities). The following table summarizes the population diversity by race at Merritt College.

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity Table

Population by Race/Ethnicity at Merritt College
American Indian or Alaska Native1789
Black or African American1,322444878
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander442024
Two or More Races355108247
Race/Ethnicity Unknown14847101
Total 6,2892,1254,164

Race/Ethnicity Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Student Age

By age, there are 3,273 students whose age under twenty five and 2,118 students whose age is over thirty years old at Merritt College.
Especially, 803 students are younger than eighteen and 58 students are older than sixty five.
The following table and chart show the student population by student age at Merritt College.

Enrollment by Student Age Table

Population by Student Age at Merritt College
Total6,289 2,1254,164
Under 18803 315488
18-19940 398542
20-21775 321454
22-24755 265490
25-29898 255643
30-34694 183511
35-39547 144403
40-49497 143354
50-64322 82240
65 and over58 1939
Total 6,289 2,1254,164

Student Age Distribution Chart

Online Student Population

At Merritt College, 5,823 students (92.59% of total enrollment) take online classes to get their degrees. Among them, 5,416 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, 5,133 students live in California where Merritt 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 Classes5,416
Enrolled Some in Online Classes407
Not Enrolled in Online Classes466
Online Student Population by Student Location
Number of Students
Total (Enrolled Excl.)5,416
California Residents5,133
Other State in U.S.0
Outside of U.S.118

Online Enrollment Chart