2019 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 2017-18 academic year. Students represented differ from those included for calculation of Scorecard metrics, which are based on first-time students enrolled in 2012-13.

Total Students
11,459

Gender Rate
Female 63.3%
Male 34.3%
Unknown 2.4%
Age Rate
Less than 20 years old 25.4%
20 to 24 years old 26.4%
25 to 39 years old 32.3%
40 or more years old 15.9%
Unknown 0.0%
Ethnicity/Race Rate
African American 23.2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.3%
Asian 16.3%
Filipino 2.7%
Hispanic 30.6%
Pacific Islander 0.5%
White 16.5%
Two or more Races 5.2%
Unknown 4.5%
Institutional Information Rate
Full Time Equivalent Students 4,340.2
Credit Sections 1,463
Non-Credit Sections 12
Median Credit Section Size 26
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty 50.7%
Percentage of First-Generation Students 43.1%
Student Counseling Ratio (FALL 2014) 662:1
* Insufficient Data ** No Data

Profile - Historical Trend


Year2013-142014-152015-162016-172017-18
Students10,49010,42110,70510,93611,459
Gender
Female58.6%62.8%63.2%63.3%63.3%
Male33.3%33.1%34.0%34.4%34.3%
Unknown8.1%4.0%2.8%2.2%2.4%
Age
Less than 20 years old14.3%15.8%19.4%22.0%25.4%
20 to 24 years old29.1%28.4%27.8%27.1%26.4%
25 to 39 years old35.9%35.9%34.8%33.6%32.3%
40 or more years old20.7%19.9%18.0%17.3%15.9%
Unknown0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Ethnicity/Race
African American28.5%27.7%26.2%27.4%23.2%
American Indian/Alaska Native0.4%0.4%0.4%0.3%0.3%
Asian14.5%14.4%14.5%16.1%16.3%
Filipino1.9%2.3%2.7%3.4%2.7%
Hispanic23.2%24.7%27.5%27.3%30.6%
Pacific Islander0.5%0.5%0.6%0.7%0.5%
White19.4%18.6%17.3%17.0%16.5%
Two or more Races4.8%4.7%4.7%1.9%5.2%
Unknown6.9%6.7%6.1%5.9%4.5%
Institutional Information
Full Time Equivalent Students3,809.94,040.54,185.53,561.14,340.2
Credit Sections1,2401,3611,4641,4671,463
Non-Credit Sections8491012
Median Credit Section Size3028252626
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty58.2%65.5%56.6%57.2%50.7%
Percentage of First-Generation Students******42.2%*43.1%
Student Counseling Ratio605:1588:1712:1608:1662:1
 
* Insufficient data
** No data

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Remedial / ESL

Percentage of credit students tracked for six years through 2012-13 who first enrolled in a course below transfer level in English, mathematics, and/or ESL during 2017-18 and completed a college-level course in the same discipline.

Remedial Math

31.4% N=538
Gender Rate N
Female 34.9 318
Male 27.8 187
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 40.0 170
20-24 28.6 154
25-39 27.6 134
40 OR OVER 25.0 80
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 20.9 225
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 40.0 *
ASIAN 57.9 19
FILIPINO 62.5 *
HISPANIC 36.1 180
PACIFIC ISLANDER 50.0 *
WHITE 50.0 34

Remedial English

37.9%
N=467
Gender Rate N
Female 40.7 268
Male 37.6 170
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 42.4 170
20-24 34.8 138
25-39 34.3 99
40 OR OVER 38.3 60
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 31.7 218
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 50.0 *
ASIAN 57.9 38
FILIPINO 57.1 *
HISPANIC 42.2 128
PACIFIC ISLANDER 33.3 *
WHITE 34.8 23

Remedial English As Second Language (ESL)

6.4%
N=47
Gender Rate N
Female 10.0 30
Male 0.0 14
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 N/A N/A
20-24 10.0 10
25-39 0.0 17
40 OR OVER 10.0 20
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 0.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A N/A
ASIAN 0.0 13
FILIPINO N/A N/A
HISPANIC 11.1 27
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 2016-17 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
  15.6% N=340 27.6% N=340
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 11.6 199 23.1 199
Male 21.0 138 33.3 138
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 16.7 263 29.3 263
20-24 13.0 46 23.9 46
25-39 15.0 20 25.0 20
40 OR OVER 0.0 11 9.1 11
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 11.5 104 20.2 104
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 N/A 0.0 N/A
ASIAN 29.0 31 48.4 31
FILIPINO 10.0 10 30.0 10
HISPANIC 10.5 133 23.3 133
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 * 0.0 *
WHITE 37.9 29 51.7 29

Transfer Level Achievement English

  1-Year 2-Year
  41.5% N=340 55.3% N=340
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 40.7 199 55.8 199
Male 41.3 138 53.6 138
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 45.6 263 59.3 263
20-24 21.7 46 37.0 46
25-39 30.0 20 50.0 20
40 OR OVER 45.5 11 45.5 11
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 32.7 104 46.2 104
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 N/A 0.0 N/A
ASIAN 41.9 31 54.8 31
FILIPINO 50.0 10 60.0 10
HISPANIC 42.9 133 56.4 133
PACIFIC ISLANDER 33.3 * 33.3 *
WHITE 62.1 29 82.8 29

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Persistence

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2012-13 tracked for six years through 2017-18 who enrolled in the first three consecutive terms.

Persistence College Prepared

73.2% N=97
Gender Rate N
Female 70.8 48
Male 76.6 47
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 73.6 72
20-24 60.0 10
25-39 70.0 10
40 OR OVER 100.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 75.0 24
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A *
ASIAN 56.5 23
FILIPINO 100.0 *
HISPANIC 77.4 31
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 81.8 11

Persistence Unprepared For College

70.7%
N=334
Gender Rate N
Female 70.7 188
Male 69.9 133
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 72.6 223
20-24 51.1 47
25-39 76.7 30
40 OR OVER 79.4 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 59.5 121
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 84.8 33
FILIPINO 80.0 *
HISPANIC 76.3 131
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 79.2 24

Persistence Overall

71.2%
N=431
Gender Rate N
Female 70.8 236
Male 71.7 180
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 72.9 295
20-24 52.6 57
25-39 75.0 40
40 OR OVER 82.1 39
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 62.1 145
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 73.2 56
FILIPINO 85.7 *
HISPANIC 76.5 162
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 80.0 35

*: 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 2012-13 tracked for six years through 2017-18 who achieved at least 30 units.

30 Units College Prepared

61.9% N=97
Gender Rate N
Female 66.7 48
Male 55.3 47
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 66.7 72
20-24 40.0 10
25-39 60.0 10
40 OR OVER 40.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 41.7 24
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A *
ASIAN 73.9 23
FILIPINO 100.0 *
HISPANIC 67.7 31
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 54.5 11

30 Units Unprepared For College

61.7%
N=334
Gender Rate N
Female 58.5 188
Male 65.4 133
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 63.2 223
20-24 44.7 47
25-39 63.3 30
40 OR OVER 73.5 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 48.8 121
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 81.8 33
FILIPINO 100.0 *
HISPANIC 65.6 131
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 70.8 24

30 Units Overall

61.7%
N=431
Gender Rate N
Female 60.2 236
Male 62.8 180
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 64.1 295
20-24 43.9 57
25-39 62.5 40
40 OR OVER 69.2 39
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 47.6 145
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 78.6 56
FILIPINO 100.0 *
HISPANIC 66.0 162
PACIFIC ISLANDER 50.0 *
WHITE 65.7 35

*: 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 2012-13 tracked for six years through 2017-18 who completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.

Degree Transfer College Prepared

59.8% N=97
Gender Rate N
Female 62.5 48
Male 55.3 47
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 65.3 72
20-24 50.0 10
25-39 50.0 10
40 OR OVER 20.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 37.5 24
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A *
ASIAN 87.0 23
FILIPINO 50.0 *
HISPANIC 54.8 31
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 72.7 11

Persistence Unprepared For College

31.1%
N=334
Gender Rate N
Female 31.4 188
Male 32.3 133
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 32.3 223
20-24 19.1 47
25-39 36.7 30
40 OR OVER 35.3 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 25.6 121
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 *
ASIAN 57.6 33
FILIPINO 20.0 *
HISPANIC 31.3 131
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 37.5 24

Persistence Overall

37.6%
N=431
Gender Rate N
Female 37.7 236
Male 38.3 180
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 40.3 295
20-24 24.6 57
25-39 40.0 40
40 OR OVER 33.3 39
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 27.6 145
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 *
ASIAN 69.6 56
FILIPINO 28.6 *
HISPANIC 35.8 162
PACIFIC ISLANDER 50.0 *
WHITE 48.6 35

*: 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 2012-13 tracked for six years through 2017-18 who completed a degree, certificate, apprenticeship or transfer-related outcomes.

Career Technical Education College Overall

42.7% N=790
Gender Rate N
Female 43.9 458
Male 45.1 246
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 64.3 56
20-24 56.2 219
25-39 36.9 314
40 OR OVER 30.8 201
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 39.5 200
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 54.0 163
FILIPINO 54.2 24
HISPANIC 44.4 135
PACIFIC ISLANDER 60.0 *
WHITE 31.8 179

*: 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 2017-18, who started first time in 2012-13 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 2015-2016 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

+26.5% N=693
Disciplines with the highest enrollment Median percentage change Total N
Real Estate 13.9% 106
Child Development/Early Care and Education 40.0% 71
Preshool Age Children 18.6% 67
Police Academy 167.1% 64
Horticulture 14.3% 57
Dietetic Technology 15.4% 34
Administration of Justice 77.8% 33
Emergency Medical Services 32.3% 33
Educational Technology 12.7% 32
Computer Information Systems 38.2% 31

*: Cohort fewer than 10 students

Skills Builder - Demographics

Gender Median Percentage Change Total N
Female 20.0% 393
Male 43.7% 270
Age Median Percentage Change Total N
UNDER 20 112.5% 20
20-24 92.2% 138
25-39 26.5% 367
40 OR OVER 11.5% 168
Ethnicity/Race Median Percentage Change Total N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 39.2% 142
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 38.9% *
ASIAN 41.8% 122
FILIPINO 33.2% 19
HISPANIC 38.6% 152
PACIFIC ISLANDER 19.2% *
WHITE 15.1% 157

*: 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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