Office of the Superintendent / President

Chris Vitelli 
Chris Vitelli, Ed.M.

Welcome to Merced College!

Welcome to Merced College where students are our focus!  The Merced College Team is committed to helping you achieve your educational and career goals.  Our committed faculty, classified professionals, and leadership work hard to ensure access and success for all students.

Since first opening our doors in 1962, thousands of students have pursued and achieved their academic and professional goals.  With more than 15,000 students enrolled, we provide leading edge and innovative programs to prepared society ready graduates with both regional and global perspectives.

If this is your first visit to our website, we hope you will explore the College in depth. Here you will find information about our locations, courses of study, academic programs and departments, and the multitude of support services available to you as a student.

Merced College is accredited with the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. A number of our specialized programs maintain their own professional accreditation as well.

At Merced College, we honor and pursue our mission, institutional philosophy, and core values and beliefs. We also pursue the goals of our current strategic plan, striving always to improve our institutional effectiveness and our learning outcomes for students.

We are a proud institution which puts learning and service to our community first in everything we do.  We enjoy broad support from our community, and we are extremely grateful for that enduring support.  In fact, many Merced College graduates are now avid supporters and successful business and community leaders.

We are glad that you have discovered Merced College as a place where you can continue on your individual path to a better future through education. Every member of the college community is here to support you in reaching your academic goals.

It is my sincere hope that you find a home at Merced College. Please let our staff know how we can best meet your needs.  I look forward to seeing you when you are on campus.

Signature of Chris Vitelli

Chris Vitelli, Ed.M.
Superintendent/President