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Located in Oakland, California, Samuel Merritt University is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of Samuel Merritt University is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Samuel Merritt University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Samuel Merritt University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
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Where Is Samuel Merritt University?


Contact details for Samuel Merritt University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3100 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609
Phone: 800-607-6377

How Do I Get Into Samuel Merritt University?

You can apply to Samuel Merritt University online at:

Can I Afford Samuel Merritt University?

0.9% Loan Default Rate

The student loan default rate at Samuel Merritt University is 0.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Samuel Merritt University Undergraduate Student Diversity

535 Full-Time Undergraduates
78% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 736 undergraduate students at Samuel Merritt University, with 535 being full-time and 201 being part-time.


There are also 1,314 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 535 full-time undergraduates at Samuel Merritt University, 22% are male and 78% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Samuel Merritt University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 179
Black or African American 50
Hispanic or Latino 116
White 141
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 49

Over 5 countries are represented at Samuel Merritt University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Philippines, and China.

Online Learning at Samuel Merritt University

304 Took All Classes Online
304 Took At Least One Class Online
10.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 304 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Samuel Merritt University has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 8th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Samuel Merritt University

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Samuel Merritt University was $57,477 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Samuel Merritt University is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing #59 #59

Online Growth Rankings of Samuel Merritt University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Samuel Merritt University was 10.3%. This is the #951 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Samuel Merritt University regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Samuel Merritt University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Samuel Merritt University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing #111

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Samuel Merritt University Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 0
Nurse Anesthetist 0
Nursing Practice 0
Registered Nursing 0
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 0


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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