About the 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.