2018 Student Success Scorecard

Merritt College

Merritt College, established in 1954, is one of the four colleges of the Peralta Community College District in Alameda County. It offers a comprehensive day and evening program of transfer, technical, occupational and basic skills education and is committed to meeting the educational needs of the diverse student population it serves. Merritt College is named for one of the pioneer developers of Oakland, Dr. Samuel Merritt. Dr. Merritt first came to Oakland, then referred to as the “Contra Costa,” in 1850.

College Profile
Remedial / ESL
Transfer Level Achievement
Persistence
30 Units
Degree Transfer
Career Technical Education
Career Development/College Preparation
SkillsBuilder
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College Profile

The student population and course sections offered described in the tables are based on the 2016-17 academic year. Students represented differ from those included for calculation of Scorecard metrics, which are based on first-time students enrolled in 2011-12.

Total Students
10,936

Gender Rate
Female 63.3%
Male 34.4%
Unknown 2.2%
Age Rate
Less than 20 years old 22.0%
20 to 24 years old 27.1%
25 to 39 years old 33.6%
40 or more years old 17.3%
Unknown 0.0%
Ethnicity/Race Rate
African American 27.4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.3%
Asian 16.1%
Filipino 3.4%
Hispanic 27.3%
Pacific Islander 0.7%
White 17.0%
Two or more Races 1.9%
Unknown 5.9%
Institutional Information Rate
Full Time Equivalent Students 3,561.1
Credit Sections 1,467
Non-Credit Sections 10
Median Credit Section Size 26
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty 57.2%
Percentage of First-Generation Students 42.2%*
Student Counseling Ratio (FALL 2014) 608:1
* Insufficient Data ** No Data

Profile - Historical Trend


Year2012-132013-142014-152015-162016-17
Students10,77810,49010,42110,70510,936
Gender
Female59.1%58.6%62.8%63.2%63.3%
Male32.6%33.3%33.1%34.0%34.4%
Unknown8.3%8.1%4.0%2.8%2.2%
Age
Less than 20 years old13.3%14.3%15.8%19.4%22.0%
20 to 24 years old29.8%29.1%28.4%27.8%27.1%
25 to 39 years old35.4%35.9%35.9%34.8%33.6%
40 or more years old21.5%20.7%19.9%18.0%17.3%
Unknown0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Ethnicity/Race
African American29.4%28.5%27.7%26.2%27.4%
American Indian/Alaska Native0.4%0.4%0.4%0.4%0.3%
Asian15.9%14.5%14.4%14.5%16.1%
Filipino2.0%1.9%2.3%2.7%3.4%
Hispanic19.9%23.2%24.7%27.5%27.3%
Pacific Islander0.5%0.5%0.5%0.6%0.7%
White18.8%19.4%18.6%17.3%17.0%
Two or more Races4.1%4.8%4.7%4.7%1.9%
Unknown8.9%6.9%6.7%6.1%5.9%
Institutional Information
Full Time Equivalent Students3,855.43,809.94,040.54,185.53,561.1
Credit Sections1,1881,2401,3611,4641,467
Non-Credit Sections1084910
Median Credit Section Size3130282526
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty54.3%58.2%65.5%56.6%57.2%
Percentage of First-Generation Students********42.2%*
Student Counseling Ratio473:1605:1588:1712:1608:1
 
* Insufficient data
** No data

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Remedial / ESL

Percentage of credit students tracked for six years through 2011-12 who first enrolled in a course below transfer level in English, mathematics, and/or ESL during 2016-17 and completed a college-level course in the same discipline.

Remedial Math

31.0% N=532
Gender Rate N
Female 33.1 317
Male 25.1 171
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 34.7 199
20-24 19.8 126
25-39 33.8 133
40 OR OVER 35.1 74
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 26.9 216
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 *
ASIAN 23.3 30
FILIPINO 37.5 *
HISPANIC 31.6 136
PACIFIC ISLANDER 20.0 *
WHITE 46.3 54

Remedial English

33.0%
N=561
Gender Rate N
Female 33.1 323
Male 32.1 187
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 40.8 191
20-24 26.5 151
25-39 32.5 123
40 OR OVER 28.1 96
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 25.9 282
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 33.3 *
ASIAN 48.3 29
FILIPINO 37.5 *
HISPANIC 38.2 144
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 60.9 23

Remedial English As Second Language (ESL)

6.4%
N=47
Gender Rate N
Female 6.3 32
Male 7.1 14
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 0.0 *
20-24 0.0 *
25-39 15.0 20
40 OR OVER 0.0 20
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 0.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A N/A
ASIAN 15.4 13
FILIPINO N/A N/A
HISPANIC 4.0 25
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE 0.0 *

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Transfer Level Achievement

The percent of first-time students in 2015-16 who complete 6 units and attempt any Math or English in their first year who complete a transfer-level course in Math or English in their first or second year.

Transfer Level Achievement Math

  1-Year 2-Year
  17.8% N=292 30.5% N=292
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 8.5 164 22.6 164
Male 29.4 126 40.5 126
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 21.0 195 33.8 195
20-24 13.8 58 31.0 58
25-39 10.3 29 13.8 29
40 OR OVER 0.0 10 10.0 10
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 8.8 80 25.0 80
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 * 0.0 *
ASIAN 37.9 29 51.7 29
FILIPINO 16.7 * 33.3 *
HISPANIC 15.1 119 24.4 119
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 * 0.0 *
WHITE 37.0 27 55.6 27

Transfer Level Achievement English

  1-Year 2-Year
  35.6% N=292 54.5% N=292
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 32.3 164 54.3 164
Male 39.7 126 54.8 126
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 40.5 195 56.4 195
20-24 25.9 58 48.3 58
25-39 27.6 29 55.2 29
40 OR OVER 20.0 10 50.0 10
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 26.3 80 46.3 80
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 * 100.0 *
ASIAN 44.8 29 72.4 29
FILIPINO 33.3 * 50.0 *
HISPANIC 27.7 119 47.1 119
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 * 0.0 *
WHITE 66.7 27 74.1 27

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Persistence

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2011-12 tracked for six years through 2016-17 who enrolled in the first three consecutive terms.

Persistence College Prepared

76.7% N=73
Gender Rate N
Female 61.1 36
Male 93.8 32
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 83.0 47
20-24 53.8 13
25-39 80.0 *
40 OR OVER 75.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 65.0 20
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A *
ASIAN 72.7 11
FILIPINO N/A *
HISPANIC 94.4 18
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 77.8 18

Persistence Unprepared For College

69.8%
N=341
Gender Rate N
Female 70.4 199
Male 66.9 124
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 70.7 229
20-24 53.1 49
25-39 71.4 *
40 OR OVER 85.7 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 72.5 131
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 56.0 25
FILIPINO 50.0 *
HISPANIC 71.2 118
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 76.9 26

Persistence Overall

71.0%
N=414
Gender Rate N
Female 68.9 235
Male 72.4 156
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 72.8 276
20-24 53.2 62
25-39 72.7 33
40 OR OVER 83.7 43
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 71.5 151
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 61.1 36
FILIPINO 50.0 *
HISPANIC 74.3 136
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 77.3 44

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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30 Units

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2011-12 tracked for six years through 2016-17 who achieved at least 30 units.

30 Units College Prepared

61.6% N=73
Gender Rate N
Female 50.0 36
Male 75.0 32
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 68.1 47
20-24 46.2 13
25-39 60.0 *
40 OR OVER 50.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 45.0 20
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A *
ASIAN 54.5 11
FILIPINO N/A *
HISPANIC 88.9 18
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 55.6 18

30 Units Unprepared For College

63.0%
N=341
Gender Rate N
Female 64.3 199
Male 59.7 124
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 62.9 229
20-24 46.9 49
25-39 64.3 *
40 OR OVER 85.7 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 61.1 131
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 60.0 25
FILIPINO 75.0 *
HISPANIC 61.9 118
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 80.8 26

30 Units Overall

62.8%
N=414
Gender Rate N
Female 62.1 235
Male 62.8 156
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 63.8 276
20-24 46.8 62
25-39 63.6 33
40 OR OVER 79.1 43
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 58.9 151
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 58.3 36
FILIPINO 75.0 *
HISPANIC 65.4 136
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 70.5 44

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Degree Transfer - Completion

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2011-12 tracked for six years through 2016-17 who completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.

Degree Transfer College Prepared

47.9% N=73
Gender Rate N
Female 44.4 36
Male 56.3 32
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 55.3 47
20-24 38.5 13
25-39 40.0 *
40 OR OVER 25.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 30.0 20
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A *
ASIAN 63.6 11
FILIPINO N/A *
HISPANIC 50.0 18
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 50.0 18

Persistence Unprepared For College

30.2%
N=341
Gender Rate N
Female 32.7 199
Male 26.6 124
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 31.0 229
20-24 14.3 49
25-39 28.6 *
40 OR OVER 48.6 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 26.7 131
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 33.3 *
ASIAN 32.0 25
FILIPINO 25.0 *
HISPANIC 30.5 118
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 38.5 26

Persistence Overall

33.3%
N=414
Gender Rate N
Female 34.5 235
Male 32.7 156
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 35.1 276
20-24 19.4 62
25-39 30.3 33
40 OR OVER 44.2 43
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 27.2 151
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 33.3 *
ASIAN 41.7 36
FILIPINO 25.0 *
HISPANIC 33.1 136
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 43.2 44

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Career Technical Education

Percentage of students completing more than eight units in courses classified as career technical education (or apprenticeship ) in a single discipline for the first time in 2011-12 tracked for six years through 2016-17 who completed a degree, certificate, apprenticeship or transfer-related outcomes.

Career Technical Education College Overall

40.8% N=874
Gender Rate N
Female 42.1 503
Male 38.3 264
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 52.7 91
20-24 43.1 197
25-39 37.5 360
40 OR OVER 39.4 226
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 36.5 230
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 25.0 *
ASIAN 44.3 131
FILIPINO 47.1 17
HISPANIC 41.1 158
PACIFIC ISLANDER 50.0 *
WHITE 38.4 203

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Career Development and College Preparation (Non-credit)

Percentage of students tracked for six years through 2016-17, who started first time in 2011-12 in a Career Development and College Preparation course and completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.

Career Development and College Preparation (Non-credit) Overall

N/A N=Less Than 10
Gender Rate N
Female N/A *
Male N/A *
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 N/A *
20-24 N/A *
25-39 N/A *
40 OR OVER N/A *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN N/A *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A *
ASIAN N/A *
FILIPINO N/A *
HISPANIC N/A *
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A *
WHITE N/A *

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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SkillsBuilder

The median percentage change in wages for students who completed higher level CTE coursework in 2014-2015 and left the system without receiving any type of traditional outcome such as transfer to a four year college or completion of a degree or certificate.

Career Builder - Mediam Earnings Change

+27.8% N=576
Disciplines with the highest enrollment Median percentage change Total N
Real Estate 16.8% 95
Child Development/Early Care and Education 20.4% 74
Horticulture 23.2% 59
Preshool Age Children 20.4% 50
Administration of Justice 123.2% 40
Dietetic Technology 33.7% 36
Educational Technology 20.9% 31
Clinical Medical Assisting 43.0% 29
Business and Commerce, General 40.0% 28
Landscape Design and Maintenance 11.0% 26

*: Cohort fewer than 10 students

Skills Builder - Demographics

Gender Median Percentage Change Total N
Female 25.6% 373
Male 35.8% 167
Age Median Percentage Change Total N
UNDER 20 172.2% 21
20-24 86.5% 118
25-39 22.5% 269
40 OR OVER 14.8% 168
Ethnicity/Race Median Percentage Change Total N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 24.9% 138
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 17.0% *
ASIAN 24.2% 100
FILIPINO 10.8% 17
HISPANIC 41.0% 107
PACIFIC ISLANDER -95.8% *
WHITE 30.9% 152

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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