2018 Student Success Scorecard

Merced College

Merced College, part of the Merced Community College District, was established in 1962 to serve the educational needs of the residents of Merced County and surrounding communities.  Serving students at its main campus in Merced and at an educational center in the City of Los Banos, Merced College is fully accredited by WASC, and is approved by the State Department of Education to train veterans under provisions of the G.I. Bill of Rights, and by the United States Immigration Service. The college offers a lower division program consisting of courses paralleling those of four-year colleges and universities, the credits for which are transferable to accredited colleges and universities.

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
15,378

Gender Rate
Female 58.2%
Male 40.8%
Unknown 0.9%
Age Rate
Less than 20 years old 30.0%
20 to 24 years old 33.7%
25 to 39 years old 24.4%
40 or more years old 11.7%
Unknown 0.3%
Ethnicity/Race Rate
African American 3.4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.4%
Asian 9.2%
Filipino 0.9%
Hispanic 58.9%
Pacific Islander 0.4%
White 22.5%
Two or more Races 2.8%
Unknown 1.5%
Institutional Information Rate
Full Time Equivalent Students 9,549.9
Credit Sections 2,698
Non-Credit Sections 183
Median Credit Section Size 24
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty 62.7%
Percentage of First-Generation Students 51.5%*
Student Counseling Ratio (FALL 2014) 261:1
* Insufficient Data ** No Data

Profile - Historical Trend


Year2012-132013-142014-152015-162016-17
Students14,97215,09614,61114,77515,378
Gender
Female56.7%56.7%56.7%58.0%58.2%
Male41.9%42.0%42.2%40.9%40.8%
Unknown1.4%1.3%1.2%1.1%0.9%
Age
Less than 20 years old28.0%27.9%28.5%29.0%30.0%
20 to 24 years old34.6%34.9%35.5%35.3%33.7%
25 to 39 years old23.0%23.3%23.3%23.8%24.4%
40 or more years old13.8%13.4%12.3%11.4%11.7%
Unknown0.5%0.4%0.4%0.4%0.3%
Ethnicity/Race
African American4.2%3.8%3.6%3.5%3.4%
American Indian/Alaska Native0.6%0.5%0.5%0.4%0.4%
Asian9.0%8.9%9.1%9.2%9.2%
Filipino0.8%0.8%0.9%0.9%0.9%
Hispanic51.3%53.3%55.2%57.6%58.9%
Pacific Islander0.3%0.4%0.4%0.4%0.4%
White26.6%26.4%25.3%23.4%22.5%
Two or more Races2.2%2.7%2.5%2.7%2.8%
Unknown4.9%3.3%2.5%2.0%1.5%
Institutional Information
Full Time Equivalent Students9,241.19,400.79,754.09,146.49,549.9
Credit Sections2,2852,3082,4162,4882,698
Non-Credit Sections116118120118183
Median Credit Section Size2827262524
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty62.9%61.7%60.0%64.5%62.7%
Percentage of First-Generation Students**51.9%*51.4%*52.3%*51.5%*
Student Counseling Ratio372:1377:1292:1284:1261:1
 
* 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

33.6% N=2,070
Gender Rate N
Female 37.0 1,122
Male 29.5 948
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 37.1 1,206
20-24 28.6 437
25-39 29.4 313
40 OR OVER 26.3 114
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 18.3 104
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 20.0 *
ASIAN 45.8 131
FILIPINO 33.3 12
HISPANIC 35.2 1,124
PACIFIC ISLANDER 42.9 *
WHITE 36.2 448

Remedial English

41.3%
N=1,885
Gender Rate N
Female 45.6 1,011
Male 36.3 874
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 45.9 1,178
20-24 32.4 380
25-39 37.4 235
40 OR OVER 28.3 92
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 18.3 82
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 50.0 *
ASIAN 49.5 194
FILIPINO 58.3 12
HISPANIC 42.7 1,087
PACIFIC ISLANDER 20.0 *
WHITE 41.2 323

Remedial English As Second Language (ESL)

20.6%
N=34
Gender Rate N
Female 23.8 21
Male 15.4 13
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 27.3 11
20-24 20.0 *
25-39 25.0 12
40 OR OVER 0.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 100.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A N/A
ASIAN 12.5 *
FILIPINO N/A N/A
HISPANIC 21.1 19
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 50.0 *

*: 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
  14.1% N=1,505 24.3% N=1,505
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 13.4 816 23.8 816
Male 14.6 683 24.3 683
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 16.4 1,238 27.6 1,238
20-24 4.0 176 9.7 176
25-39 3.1 65 7.7 65
40 OR OVER 0.0 26 3.8 26
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 10.3 39 12.8 39
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 * 20.0 *
ASIAN 28.8 132 40.9 132
FILIPINO 38.1 21 61.9 21
HISPANIC 11.1 990 20.6 990
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 * 0.0 *
WHITE 19.2 266 30.5 266

Transfer Level Achievement English

  1-Year 2-Year
  30.8% N=1,505 50.4% N=1,505
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 30.6 816 51.6 816
Male 30.9 683 48.6 683
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 33.4 1,238 52.4 1,238
20-24 22.7 176 37.5 176
25-39 12.3 65 50.8 65
40 OR OVER 11.5 26 42.3 26
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 12.8 39 28.2 39
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 * 20.0 *
ASIAN 38.6 132 61.4 132
FILIPINO 52.4 21 76.2 21
HISPANIC 27.7 990 47.8 990
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 * 100.0 *
WHITE 41.0 266 57.9 266

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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

80.4% N=291
Gender Rate N
Female 82.9 164
Male 77.6 125
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 81.5 275
20-24 71.4 14
25-39 N/A N/A
40 OR OVER 0.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 83.3 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 66.7 *
ASIAN 76.0 25
FILIPINO 80.0 *
HISPANIC 75.9 133
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A *
WHITE 84.7 85

Persistence Unprepared For College

72.9%
N=1,600
Gender Rate N
Female 74.1 850
Male 71.5 750
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 74.8 1,311
20-24 59.5 168
25-39 69.5 82
40 OR OVER 71.8 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 69.8 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 74.0 154
FILIPINO 83.3 *
HISPANIC 74.2 912
PACIFIC ISLANDER 71.4 *
WHITE 69.4 291

Persistence Overall

74.0%
N=1,891
Gender Rate N
Female 75.5 1,014
Male 72.3 875
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 76.0 1,586
20-24 60.4 182
25-39 69.5 82
40 OR OVER 68.3 41
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 71.2 59
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 80.0 *
ASIAN 74.3 179
FILIPINO 82.4 17
HISPANIC 74.4 1,045
PACIFIC ISLANDER 71.4 *
WHITE 72.9 376

*: 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

77.7% N=291
Gender Rate N
Female 76.2 164
Male 80.0 125
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 78.2 275
20-24 78.6 14
25-39 N/A N/A
40 OR OVER 0.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 50.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 66.7 *
ASIAN 72.0 25
FILIPINO 60.0 *
HISPANIC 74.4 133
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A *
WHITE 85.9 85

30 Units Unprepared For College

61.6%
N=1,600
Gender Rate N
Female 65.9 850
Male 56.8 750
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 63.9 1,311
20-24 48.2 168
25-39 48.8 82
40 OR OVER 69.2 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 49.1 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 68.2 154
FILIPINO 83.3 *
HISPANIC 61.4 912
PACIFIC ISLANDER 71.4 *
WHITE 63.9 291

30 Units Overall

64.1%
N=1,891
Gender Rate N
Female 67.6 1,014
Male 60.1 875
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 66.4 1,586
20-24 50.5 182
25-39 48.8 82
40 OR OVER 65.9 41
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 49.2 59
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 80.0 *
ASIAN 68.7 179
FILIPINO 76.5 17
HISPANIC 63.1 1,045
PACIFIC ISLANDER 71.4 *
WHITE 68.9 376

*: 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

71.8% N=291
Gender Rate N
Female 71.3 164
Male 72.8 125
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 72.7 275
20-24 64.3 14
25-39 N/A N/A
40 OR OVER 0.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 50.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 92.0 25
FILIPINO 100.0 *
HISPANIC 65.4 133
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A *
WHITE 71.8 85

Persistence Unprepared For College

32.8%
N=1,600
Gender Rate N
Female 34.4 850
Male 30.9 750
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 34.9 1,311
20-24 21.4 168
25-39 24.4 82
40 OR OVER 28.2 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 30.2 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 *
ASIAN 41.6 154
FILIPINO 50.0 *
HISPANIC 31.9 912
PACIFIC ISLANDER 14.3 *
WHITE 35.1 291

Persistence Overall

38.8%
N=1,891
Gender Rate N
Female 40.3 1,014
Male 36.9 875
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 41.4 1,586
20-24 24.7 182
25-39 24.4 82
40 OR OVER 26.8 41
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 32.2 59
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 60.0 *
ASIAN 48.6 179
FILIPINO 64.7 17
HISPANIC 36.2 1,045
PACIFIC ISLANDER 14.3 *
WHITE 43.4 376

*: 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

55.3% N=693
Gender Rate N
Female 61.1 350
Male 49.6 341
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 62.9 329
20-24 53.9 191
25-39 44.6 121
40 OR OVER 36.5 52
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 29.4 17
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 20.0 *
ASIAN 73.4 79
FILIPINO 60.0 *
HISPANIC 56.5 333
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 53.4 176

*: 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

42.8% N=759
Gender Rate N
Female 40.7 533
Male 50.7 209
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 56.5 262
20-24 46.1 178
25-39 33.3 216
40 OR OVER 22.3 103
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 18.2 22
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 53.2 79
FILIPINO N/A N/A
HISPANIC 40.9 452
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 54.5 112

*: 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

+30.9% N=577
Disciplines with the highest enrollment Median percentage change Total N
Management Development and Supervision 12.5% 140
Business and Commerce, General 12.5% 70
Nutrition, Foods, and Culinary Arts 81.1% 52
Child Development/Early Care and Education 43.0% 52
Administration of Justice 42.4% 40
Health Occupations, General 62.7% 39
Emergency Medical Services 123.6% 34
Agricultural Power Equipment Technology 5.9% 32
Software Applications 48.2% 25
Automotive Technology 128.4% 24

*: Cohort fewer than 10 students

Skills Builder - Demographics

Gender Median Percentage Change Total N
Female 26.3% 296
Male 38.9% 280
Age Median Percentage Change Total N
UNDER 20 189.4% 41
20-24 92.5% 173
25-39 27.3% 220
40 OR OVER 9.0% 143
Ethnicity/Race Median Percentage Change Total N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 24.8% 15
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 27.3% *
ASIAN 71.8% 31
FILIPINO 70.0% *
HISPANIC 42.6% 297
PACIFIC ISLANDER 5.9% *
WHITE 17.5% 207

*: 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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