International Students

Congratulations on Your Decision to Further Your Education in a Multicultural Setting!

International Students 

Merced College offers the first two years of university study for a bachelor’s degree. Our international students tell us they enjoy their experience for numerous reasons. Among the reasons are that Merced College offers over eighty Associate Degree Programs, more than sixty certificate programs, transfer agreements and counseling to prepare you for your further studies, Intensive English Program (MCELI) and the wide variety of athletic resources

Merced College English Language Institute welcomes students who need to strengthen their English language skills.

Our Motto is "Students are our focus, and we are known by their success".  Read our alumni success story  here. 

General Information about Merced College

  • School type: Community/two year college
  • Enrollment: 11,000 full time students
  • Campus Size: 267 acres
  • Term Type: Spring and Fall Semesters with Summer Terms
  • Degrees Offered: Associate Degree
  • Offers 82 Assosicate degree majors 
  • Olympic sized pool, gym, football stadium and tennis courts
  • Popular Majors to international students: Business Administration, Kinesiology, Liberal Arts, ,Social Behavior, Psychology, etc.
  • Merced is known for its low cost of living, proximity to San Francisco, Monterey and Fresno and is home to the new UC Merced.

Map of Merced, California, USA
Map of Merced, California, USA