As an accredited community college in California’s Central Valley, Merced College is committed to transforming your future and the future of our community through education. Our programs and services empower you to pursue the education or career path of your choice amidst a supportive community of fellow innovators.

Real-World Success

A Merced College education sets you up to succeed inside the classroom and beyond. Many of our programs feature hands-on learning experiences with partners and local employers in Central Valley. Our partnerships strengthen our community, while providing you with valuable learning and work experience. In fact, many of our graduates find employment in the area.

Regardless of the path you choose, our Career and Transfer Centers will support your next steps after graduation.

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We're here to help you achieve your educational goals. Get started by enrolling or just exploring your options.

Two Full Service Campuses

All of our locations, including the Business Resource Center and our high school partners, promote student wellness and growth in all areas of their lives.

  • Main campus

    Main Campus

    Our sun-drenched Main Campus is a bustling hub of thought leadership, academic and career advancement, and student life. We offer over 75 associate majors and over 50 certificate programs.

  • Los Banos campus

    Los Banos Campus

    The Los Banos campus is all about meeting residents’ needs in the Westside of Merced County. Blooming with sunflowers in Spring and Summer, the Los Banos campus offers varied coursework to enrich your personal, professional, and academic life.

Pay for School

We are committed to making education affordable and accessible to all.

  • Financial Aid

    Learn how to apply for financial aid, types of aid, upcoming dates and deadlines, and the schedule of payments.

  • Tuition and Fees

    Our knowledgeable staff provides high quality customer service about tuition, fees, and deadlines.

  • Parking Permits

    Don’t forget to buy your yearly parking permit to park on Campus.

Enrollment Process & Support

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The enrollment process consists of five easy steps. Schedule an appointment with an admissions counselor and browse our resources to get started.