2021 Student Population

A total of 6,261 students have enrolled at Merritt College (all undergraduate).
By gender, 2,023 male and 4,238 female students are attending the school. By attendance status, there are 1,174 full-time students and 5,087 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 MTI College and San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia, its population is very large (average population is 960).
Merritt College offers online degree/certificate programs and 2,259 students enrolled in online programs.

Enrollment Chart

Enrollment by Gender/Attending Status

By gender, there are 2,023 male and 4,238 female students attending the school. The male-to-female ratio is 0.48 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 2,057 Hispanic students (32.85%) and 1,299 Black or African American students (20.75%) 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 Native1064
Black or African American1,299412887
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander29821
Two or More Races363126237
Race/Ethnicity Unknown25371182
Total 6,2612,0234,238

Race/Ethnicity Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Student Age

By age, there are 3,260 students whose age under twenty five and 2,044 students whose age is over thirty years old at Merritt College.
Especially, 742 students are younger than eighteen and 96 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
Total6,261 2,0234,238
Under 18742 294448
18-19865 343522
20-21843 339504
22-24810 268542
25-29957 278679
30-34723 173550
35-39410 104306
40-49478 119359
50-64337 75262
65 and over96 3066
Total 6,261 2,0234,238

Student Age Distribution Chart

Online Student Population

At Merritt College, 3,421 students (54.64% of total enrollment) take online classes to get their degrees. Among them, 2,259 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, 2,082 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 Classes2,259
Enrolled Some in Online Classes1,162
Not Enrolled in Online Classes2,840
Online Student Population by Student Location
Number of Students
Total (Enrolled Excl.)2,259
California Residents2,082
Other State in U.S.0
Outside of U.S.53

Online Enrollment Chart