Since Merced College is a community college with no dorms, all students are commuters, and generally already living in the area. Fortunately there are many inexpensive living options for Merced College students, with studio apartments, 1 and 2-bedroom apartments right near Merced College, anywhere from $325 a month to entire homes for rent at around $1,200 a month. There seems to be plentiful availability in the Merced area with its numerous apartment complexes, and even some Section 8 options. With about 11,000 students total, the student-to-teacher ratio is higher here than at most community colleges, with a 1:37 ratio as opposed to the average of 1:21. It’s about a fifty-fifty split at Merced College between full-time students and part-time students. In terms of diversity, 47% of students are Hispanic, 33% White, and 12% Asian. About 75% of students are under the age of 30. Slightly more female students attend Merced College; about 56% are female, and 44% are male.
We currently have apartments near Merced College available for rent. If you're not sure how much an apartment will cost, the table below shows the average price by size.