2017 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
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College Profile

The student population and course sections offered described in the tables are based on the 2015-16 academic year. Students represented differ from those included for calculation of Scorecard metrics, which are based on first-time students enrolled in 2010-11.

Total Students
14,775

Gender Rate
Female 58.0%
Male 40.9%
Unknown 1.1%
Age Rate
Less than 20 years old 29.0%
20 to 24 years old 35.3%
25 to 39 years old 23.8%
40 or more years old 11.4%
Unknown 0.4%
Ethnicity/Race Rate
African American 3.5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.4%
Asian 9.2%
Filipino 0.9%
Hispanic 57.6%
Pacific Islander 0.4%
White 23.4%
Two or more Races 2.7%
Unknown 2.0%
Institutional Information Rate
Full Time Equivalent Students 9,146.4
Credit Sections 2,488
Non-Credit Sections 118
Median Credit Section Size 25
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty 64.5%
Percentage of First-Generation Students 52.3%
Student Counseling Ratio (FALL 2014) 284:1
* Insufficient Data ** No Data

Profile - Historical Trend


Year2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-16
Students**14,97215,09614,61114,775
Gender
Female**56.7%56.7%56.7%58.0%
Male**41.9%42.0%42.2%40.9%
Unknown**1.4%1.3%1.2%1.1%
Age
Less than 20 years old**28.0%27.9%28.5%29.0%
20 to 24 years old**34.6%34.9%35.5%35.3%
25 to 39 years old**23.0%23.3%23.3%23.8%
40 or more years old**13.8%13.4%12.3%11.4%
Unknown**0.5%0.4%0.4%0.4%
Ethnicity/Race
African American**4.2%3.8%3.6%3.5%
American Indian/Alaska Native**0.6%0.5%0.5%0.4%
Asian**9.0%8.9%9.1%9.2%
Filipino**0.8%0.8%0.9%0.9%
Hispanic**51.3%53.3%55.2%57.6%
Pacific Islander**0.3%0.4%0.4%0.4%
White**26.6%26.4%25.3%23.4%
Two or more Races**2.2%2.7%2.5%2.7%
Unknown**4.9%3.3%2.5%2.0%
Institutional Information
Full Time Equivalent Students**9,241.19,400.79,754.09,146.4
Credit Sections**2,2852,3082,4162,488
Non-Credit Sections**116118120118
Median Credit Section Size**28272625
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty**62.9%61.7%60.0%64.5%
Percentage of First-Generation Students****51.9%*51.4%*52.3%
Student Counseling Ratio**372:1377:1292:1284:1
 
* Insufficient data
** No data

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Remedial / ESL

Percentage of credit students tracked for six years through 2010-11 who first enrolled in a course below transfer level in English, mathematics, and/or ESL during 2015-16 and completed a college-level course in the same discipline.

Remedial Math

28.6% N=2,258
Gender Rate N
Female 32.5 1,248
Male 23.7 1,007
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 31.1 1,269
20-24 25.8 493
25-39 26.5 358
40 OR OVER 21.0 138
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 15.3 118
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 10
ASIAN 44.2 147
FILIPINO 50.0 12
HISPANIC 28.4 1,337
PACIFIC ISLANDER 23.5 17
WHITE 28.8 524

Remedial English

39.2%
N=1,848
Gender Rate N
Female 43.2 1,016
Male 34.2 830
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 43.9 1,122
20-24 34.7 403
25-39 32.3 232
40 OR OVER 18.7 91
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 23.5 85
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 22.2 *
ASIAN 49.8 203
FILIPINO 33.3 12
HISPANIC 39.9 1,099
PACIFIC ISLANDER 35.7 14
WHITE 36.9 374

Remedial English As Second Language (ESL)

18.4%
N=76
Gender Rate N
Female 19.4 62
Male 14.3 14
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 27.3 11
20-24 35.3 17
25-39 20.0 20
40 OR OVER 3.7 27
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 0.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A N/A
ASIAN 23.1 26
FILIPINO N/A N/A
HISPANIC 14.3 42
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 66.7 *

*: 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 2014-15 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
  13.9% N=1,529 23.3% N=1,529
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 11.8 799 22.0 799
Male 16.0 726 24.5 726
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 15.3 1,297 25.8 1,297
20-24 8.2 146 11.0 146
25-39 3.4 59 8.5 59
40 OR OVER 0.0 27 3.7 27
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 2.4 42 4.8 42
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 * 0.0 *
ASIAN 28.2 124 44.4 124
FILIPINO 63.6 11 81.8 11
HISPANIC 11.8 1,002 20.2 1,002
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 * 16.7 *
WHITE 16.7 282 28.4 282

Transfer Level Achievement English

  1-Year 2-Year
  25.3% N=1,529 43.7% N=1,529
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 26.4 799 45.4 799
Male 24.0 726 41.6 726
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 27.1 1,297 45.3 1,297
20-24 15.8 146 34.2 146
25-39 18.6 59 37.3 59
40 OR OVER 7.4 27 29.6 27
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 11.9 42 26.2 42
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 33.3 * 50.0 *
ASIAN 30.6 124 49.2 124
FILIPINO 36.4 11 72.7 11
HISPANIC 22.8 1,002 41.4 1,002
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 * 33.3 *
WHITE 34.4 282 51.8 282

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Persistence

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who enrolled in the first three consecutive terms.

Persistence College Prepared

76.6% N=304
Gender Rate N
Female 79.5 151
Male 73.9 153
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 78.0 282
20-24 50.0 14
25-39 33.3 *
40 OR OVER 100.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 87.5 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A *
ASIAN 78.6 28
FILIPINO 83.3 *
HISPANIC 73.8 141
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 79.0 105

Persistence Unprepared For College

71.0%
N=1,656
Gender Rate N
Female 73.0 868
Male 68.8 785
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 72.8 1,295
20-24 59.1 198
25-39 72.1 *
40 OR OVER 70.7 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 78.3 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 80.0 *
ASIAN 77.7 179
FILIPINO 69.2 *
HISPANIC 71.5 1,002
PACIFIC ISLANDER 60.0 *
WHITE 66.1 327

Persistence Overall

71.9%
N=1,960
Gender Rate N
Female 74.0 1,019
Male 69.6 938
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 73.7 1,577
20-24 58.5 212
25-39 71.0 107
40 OR OVER 73.0 63
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 79.4 68
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 80.0 *
ASIAN 77.8 207
FILIPINO 73.7 19
HISPANIC 71.7 1,143
PACIFIC ISLANDER 66.7 12
WHITE 69.2 432

*: 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 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who achieved at least 30 units.

30 Units College Prepared

75.7% N=304
Gender Rate N
Female 77.5 151
Male 73.9 153
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 77.0 282
20-24 50.0 14
25-39 33.3 *
40 OR OVER 100.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 87.5 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A *
ASIAN 75.0 28
FILIPINO 83.3 *
HISPANIC 73.0 141
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 79.0 105

30 Units Unprepared For College

59.3%
N=1,656
Gender Rate N
Female 65.2 868
Male 52.7 785
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 61.3 1,295
20-24 46.5 198
25-39 60.6 *
40 OR OVER 55.2 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 56.7 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 20.0 *
ASIAN 72.1 179
FILIPINO 61.5 *
HISPANIC 58.2 1,002
PACIFIC ISLANDER 50.0 *
WHITE 55.4 327

30 Units Overall

61.8%
N=1,960
Gender Rate N
Female 67.0 1,019
Male 56.2 938
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 64.1 1,577
20-24 46.7 212
25-39 59.8 107
40 OR OVER 58.7 63
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 60.3 68
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 20.0 *
ASIAN 72.5 207
FILIPINO 68.4 19
HISPANIC 60.0 1,143
PACIFIC ISLANDER 58.3 12
WHITE 61.1 432

*: 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 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.

Degree Transfer College Prepared

69.1% N=304
Gender Rate N
Female 72.8 151
Male 65.4 153
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 70.2 282
20-24 50.0 14
25-39 66.7 *
40 OR OVER 60.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 75.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A *
ASIAN 92.9 28
FILIPINO 100.0 *
HISPANIC 66.7 141
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 64.8 105

Persistence Unprepared For College

31.6%
N=1,656
Gender Rate N
Female 36.8 868
Male 26.0 785
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 34.7 1,295
20-24 19.7 198
25-39 24.0 *
40 OR OVER 19.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 35.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 40.0 *
ASIAN 39.7 179
FILIPINO 38.5 *
HISPANIC 29.5 1,002
PACIFIC ISLANDER 10.0 *
WHITE 32.7 327

Persistence Overall

37.4%
N=1,960
Gender Rate N
Female 42.1 1,019
Male 32.4 938
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 41.0 1,577
20-24 21.7 212
25-39 25.2 107
40 OR OVER 22.2 63
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 39.7 68
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 40.0 *
ASIAN 46.9 207
FILIPINO 57.9 19
HISPANIC 34.1 1,143
PACIFIC ISLANDER 25.0 12
WHITE 40.5 432

*: 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 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who completed a degree, certificate, apprenticeship or transfer-related outcomes.

Career Technical Education College Overall

56.7% N=759
Gender Rate N
Female 61.5 369
Male 52.2 381
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 64.0 353
20-24 52.4 189
25-39 52.0 150
40 OR OVER 40.3 67
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 47.8 23
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 65.9 85
FILIPINO 57.1 *
HISPANIC 54.8 356
PACIFIC ISLANDER 33.3 *
WHITE 57.1 231

*: 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 2015-16, who started first time in 2010-11 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

35.6% N=739
Gender Rate N
Female 35.8 511
Male 36.1 216
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 58.3 223
20-24 35.6 149
25-39 23.5 243
40 OR OVER 18.5 124
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 26.2 42
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 50.0 *
ASIAN 57.0 107
FILIPINO N/A N/A
HISPANIC 27.9 427
PACIFIC ISLANDER 50.0 *
WHITE 49.2 120

*: 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 2013-2014 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

+19.4% N=544
Disciplines with the highest enrollment Median percentage change Total N
Management Development and Supervision 7.9% 97
Fire Technology 25.6% 67
Child Development/Early Care and Education 40.8% 54
Business and Commerce, General 44.6% 49
Nutrition, Foods, and Culinary Arts 38.7% 41
Administration of Justice 264.5% 40
Accounting 27.2% 39
Agricultural Power Equipment Technology 9.2% 34
Health Occupations, General 12.6% 33
Welding Technology 105.7% 27

*: Cohort fewer than 10 students

Skills Builder - Demographics

Gender Median Percentage Change Total N
Female 14.2% 274
Male 27.1% 269
Age Median Percentage Change Total N
UNDER 20 366.6% 46
20-24 54.9% 165
25-39 16.8% 213
40 OR OVER 5.6% 120
Ethnicity/Race Median Percentage Change Total N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 29.4% 14
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 42.7% *
ASIAN 11.4% 28
FILIPINO 317.0% *
HISPANIC 25.1% 269
PACIFIC ISLANDER 347.3% *
WHITE 13.9% 211

*: 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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