2019 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 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
16,350

Gender Rate
Female 59.5%
Male 39.0%
Unknown 1.5%
Age Rate
Less than 20 years old 31.6%
20 to 24 years old 30.1%
25 to 39 years old 25.1%
40 or more years old 12.8%
Unknown 0.3%
Ethnicity/Race Rate
African American 3.0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.5%
Asian 8.3%
Filipino 1.1%
Hispanic 58.6%
Pacific Islander 0.3%
White 20.1%
Two or more Races 2.7%
Unknown 5.4%
Institutional Information Rate
Full Time Equivalent Students 9,252.4
Credit Sections 2,636
Non-Credit Sections 167
Median Credit Section Size 26
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty 63.3%
Percentage of First-Generation Students 51.7%*
Student Counseling Ratio (FALL 2014) 237:1
* Insufficient Data ** No Data

Profile - Historical Trend


Year2013-142014-152015-162016-172017-18
Students15,09614,61114,77515,37816,350
Gender
Female56.7%56.7%58.0%58.2%59.5%
Male42.0%42.2%40.9%40.8%39.0%
Unknown1.3%1.2%1.1%0.9%1.5%
Age
Less than 20 years old27.9%28.5%29.0%30.0%31.6%
20 to 24 years old34.9%35.5%35.3%33.7%30.1%
25 to 39 years old23.3%23.3%23.8%24.4%25.1%
40 or more years old13.4%12.3%11.4%11.7%12.8%
Unknown0.4%0.4%0.4%0.3%0.3%
Ethnicity/Race
African American3.8%3.6%3.5%3.4%3.0%
American Indian/Alaska Native0.5%0.5%0.4%0.4%0.5%
Asian8.9%9.1%9.2%9.2%8.3%
Filipino0.8%0.9%0.9%0.9%1.1%
Hispanic53.3%55.2%57.6%58.9%58.6%
Pacific Islander0.4%0.4%0.4%0.4%0.3%
White26.4%25.3%23.4%22.5%20.1%
Two or more Races2.7%2.5%2.7%2.8%2.7%
Unknown3.3%2.5%2.0%1.5%5.4%
Institutional Information
Full Time Equivalent Students9,400.79,754.09,146.49,549.99,252.4
Credit Sections2,3082,4162,4882,6982,636
Non-Credit Sections118120118183167
Median Credit Section Size2726252426
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty61.7%60.0%64.5%62.7%63.3%
Percentage of First-Generation Students51.9%*51.4%*52.3%*51.5%*51.7%*
Student Counseling Ratio377:1292:1284:1261:1237:1
 
* 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

35.8% N=1,859
Gender Rate N
Female 41.5 1,003
Male 29.1 855
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 39.6 1,062
20-24 28.3 427
25-39 35.6 278
40 OR OVER 26.1 92
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 18.4 87
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 25.0 16
ASIAN 46.6 103
FILIPINO 75.0 12
HISPANIC 36.1 1,097
PACIFIC ISLANDER 57.1 *
WHITE 36.1 446

Remedial English

43.9%
N=1,753
Gender Rate N
Female 50.6 928
Male 36.4 824
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 49.6 1,070
20-24 34.2 404
25-39 36.8 204
40 OR OVER 34.7 75
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 26.8 82
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 20.0 10
ASIAN 51.4 148
FILIPINO 58.3 12
HISPANIC 43.8 1,080
PACIFIC ISLANDER 71.4 *
WHITE 45.7 337

Remedial English As Second Language (ESL)

30.0%
N=10
Gender Rate N
Female 37.5 *
Male 0.0 *
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 40.0 *
20-24 0.0 *
25-39 33.3 *
40 OR OVER 0.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN N/A N/A
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A N/A
ASIAN 33.3 *
FILIPINO N/A N/A
HISPANIC 20.0 *
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 100.0 *

*: 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
  15.1% N=1,507 27.3% N=1,507
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 13.2 828 26.4 828
Male 17.3 675 28.3 675
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 16.7 1,286 29.9 1,286
20-24 5.9 136 12.5 136
25-39 5.7 70 12.9 70
40 OR OVER 0.0 15 6.7 15
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 8.1 37 16.2 37
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 16.7 * 16.7 *
ASIAN 23.6 127 35.4 127
FILIPINO 50.0 14 57.1 14
HISPANIC 13.6 973 26.1 973
PACIFIC ISLANDER 11.1 * 11.1 *
WHITE 15.3 288 28.8 288

Transfer Level Achievement English

  1-Year 2-Year
  44.9% N=1,507 61.3% N=1,507
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 49.9 828 67.6 828
Male 38.7 675 53.3 675
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 47.3 1,286 63.5 1,286
20-24 33.1 136 49.3 136
25-39 31.4 70 50.0 70
40 OR OVER 6.7 15 33.3 15
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 32.4 37 51.4 37
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 50.0 * 66.7 *
ASIAN 44.1 127 63.8 127
FILIPINO 42.9 14 71.4 14
HISPANIC 41.8 973 58.8 973
PACIFIC ISLANDER 22.2 * 55.6 *
WHITE 56.3 288 69.1 288

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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

81.1% N=301
Gender Rate N
Female 83.9 137
Male 78.5 163
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 81.1 291
20-24 66.7 *
25-39 66.7 *
40 OR OVER 100.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 100.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 85.7 28
FILIPINO 80.0 *
HISPANIC 77.3 154
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A *
WHITE 86.3 95

Persistence Unprepared For College

74.5%
N=1,478
Gender Rate N
Female 74.4 801
Male 74.6 677
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 76.8 1,172
20-24 63.6 *
25-39 65.5 *
40 OR OVER 73.9 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 77.6 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 33.3 *
ASIAN 80.2 126
FILIPINO 90.0 *
HISPANIC 74.9 921
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 70.8 301

Persistence Overall

75.6%
N=1,779
Gender Rate N
Female 75.8 938
Male 75.4 840
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 77.6 1,463
20-24 63.7 179
25-39 65.5 87
40 OR OVER 75.5 49
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 79.2 53
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 40.0 10
ASIAN 81.2 154
FILIPINO 86.7 15
HISPANIC 75.3 1,075
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 74.5 396

*: 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

79.4% N=301
Gender Rate N
Female 78.1 137
Male 80.4 163
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 79.7 291
20-24 66.7 *
25-39 66.7 *
40 OR OVER 100.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 100.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 78.6 28
FILIPINO 80.0 *
HISPANIC 77.9 154
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A *
WHITE 81.1 95

30 Units Unprepared For College

63.9%
N=1,478
Gender Rate N
Female 67.5 801
Male 59.5 677
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 67.1 1,172
20-24 48.9 *
25-39 48.8 *
40 OR OVER 67.4 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 67.3 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 66.7 *
ASIAN 71.4 126
FILIPINO 90.0 *
HISPANIC 64.4 921
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 59.5 301

30 Units Overall

66.5%
N=1,779
Gender Rate N
Female 69.1 938
Male 63.6 840
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 69.6 1,463
20-24 49.2 179
25-39 49.4 87
40 OR OVER 69.4 49
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 69.8 53
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 70.0 10
ASIAN 72.7 154
FILIPINO 86.7 15
HISPANIC 66.3 1,075
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 64.6 396

*: 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

70.1% N=301
Gender Rate N
Female 71.5 137
Male 68.7 163
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 71.1 291
20-24 33.3 *
25-39 33.3 *
40 OR OVER 33.3 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 75.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 75.0 28
FILIPINO 80.0 *
HISPANIC 69.5 154
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A *
WHITE 68.4 95

Persistence Unprepared For College

34.1%
N=1,478
Gender Rate N
Female 37.2 801
Male 30.4 677
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 37.6 1,172
20-24 21.0 *
25-39 13.1 *
40 OR OVER 32.6 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 36.7 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 22.2 *
ASIAN 45.2 126
FILIPINO 40.0 *
HISPANIC 32.1 921
PACIFIC ISLANDER 66.7 *
WHITE 34.2 301

Persistence Overall

40.2%
N=1,779
Gender Rate N
Female 42.2 938
Male 37.9 840
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 44.3 1,463
20-24 21.2 179
25-39 13.8 87
40 OR OVER 32.7 49
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 39.6 53
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 30.0 10
ASIAN 50.6 154
FILIPINO 53.3 15
HISPANIC 37.5 1,075
PACIFIC ISLANDER 66.7 *
WHITE 42.4 396

*: 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

63.5% N=707
Gender Rate N
Female 71.8 341
Male 55.7 366
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 69.3 335
20-24 61.9 215
25-39 55.5 110
40 OR OVER 48.9 47
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 48.1 27
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 75.0 *
ASIAN 74.6 67
FILIPINO 37.5 *
HISPANIC 63.5 340
PACIFIC ISLANDER 50.0 *
WHITE 61.4 215

*: 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

7.5% N=106
Gender Rate N
Female 8.2 97
Male 0.0 *
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 4.5 22
20-24 14.6 41
25-39 4.3 23
40 OR OVER 0.0 20
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 0.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 *
ASIAN 18.2 11
FILIPINO N/A N/A
HISPANIC 7.9 76
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
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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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

+23.9% N=747
Disciplines with the highest enrollment Median percentage change Total N
Management Development and Supervision 14.9% 306
Business and Commerce, General 17.4% 73
Child Development/Early Care and Education 41.6% 63
Agricultural Power Equipment Technology 17.2% 43
Nutrition, Foods, and Culinary Arts 52.3% 37
Health Occupations, General 21.7% 34
Administration of Justice 100.6% 33
Certified Nurse Assistant 95.9% 33
Accounting 20.3% 33
Welding Technology 164.9% 22

*: Cohort fewer than 10 students

Skills Builder - Demographics

Gender Median Percentage Change Total N
Female 22.2% 410
Male 25.5% 333
Age Median Percentage Change Total N
UNDER 20 251.7% 47
20-24 90.9% 169
25-39 27.6% 285
40 OR OVER 11.6% 246
Ethnicity/Race Median Percentage Change Total N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 38.0% 22
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 24.7% *
ASIAN 51.5% 50
FILIPINO 75.4% *
HISPANIC 27.7% 381
PACIFIC ISLANDER 9.7% *
WHITE 17.2% 253

*: 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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