Merced, CA Colleges

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Merced

Merced /m?r?s?d/ is a city in, and the county seat of, Merced County, California in the San Joaquin Valley of Northern California. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 78,958. Incorporated in 1889, Merced is a charter city that operates under a council-manager government. It is named after the Merced River, which flows nearby.

Merced, known as the "Gateway to Yosemite," is less than two hours by automobile from Yosemite National Park to the east and Monterey Bay, the Pacific Ocean, and several beaches to the west. The community is served by the rail passenger service Amtrak, a major airline through Merced Regional Airport, and three bus lines. It is approximately 110 miles (180 km) from Sacramento, 130 miles (210 km) from San Francisco, 45 miles (72 km) from Fresno, and 270 miles (430 km) from Los Angeles.

In 2005, the city became home to the tenth University of California campus, University of California, Merced (UCM), the first research university built in the U.S. in the 21st century.

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Schools in and around Merced, CA

Name
Sierra College of Beauty
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Merced College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $5,856 average out-state tuition; $864 average in-state tuition
University of California-Merced
Four or more years; Public; $34,098 average out-state tuition; $11,220 average in-state tuition
Adrians Beauty College of Turlock
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
California State University-Stanislaus
Four or more years; Public; $16,632 average out-state tuition; $5,472 average in-state tuition
Madera Beauty College
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
California Beauty School
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit

Merced, CA Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Ronald D. Lunceford Scholarship $4,000 January 13, 2017
Clinton E. Phillips Scholarship $4,000 January 13, 2017
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016