Funding for CPEC has been eliminated from the 2011-12 state budget; as a result, the agency will close in fall 2011. The website will move to the Community College Chancellor's Office on Friday, 9/23/2011. It will be down over the weekend. It is not known what sections of the website will be available in the future.

Merced County

Merced County Stats
County stats at a glance
Population: 271,019 (2009)
Median Household income: $39,922 (2009)
Population in Poverty: 24.6% (2009)
Unemployment Rate: 17.2% (2009)

Educational Attainment (2009)
High school graduates: 66.1%
Baccalaureate recipients: 11.3%
Advanced degree recipients: 3.4%

Projected County Growth 1970 - 2050:

California Department of Finance
US Census Bureau

College-going rate 2009
High School Graduates: 3,590
UC Freshmen: 177
CSU Freshmen: 312
CCC Freshmen: 1,421
Public College Freshmen: 1,910

 UC:    4.9%
 CSU:  8.7%
 CCC:  39.6%
 Vertical line is state average
Overall College-going rate to publics: 53.2%

Colleges in Merced County: 3

 UC Merced
Merced, CA 95343

 Merced College
Merced, CA 95348

 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Atwater, CA 95301

Comprehensive Public High Schools in Merced County: 12
 Golden Valley High, Merced
HS Grads: 497, First-time Frosh: 331
 Merced High, Merced
HS Grads: 459, First-time Frosh: 359
 Los Banos High, Los Banos
HS Grads: 427, First-time Frosh: 262
 Buhach Colony High, Atwater
HS Grads: 368, First-time Frosh: 239
 Atwater High, Atwater
HS Grads: 342, First-time Frosh: 232
 Livingston High, Livingston
HS Grads: 255, First-time Frosh: 179
 Hilmar High, Hilmar
HS Grads: 167, First-time Frosh: 122
 Dos Palos High, Dos Palos
HS Grads: 137, First-time Frosh: 79
 Delhi High, Delhi
HS Grads: 110, First-time Frosh: 57
 Gustine High, Gustine
HS Grads: 101, First-time Frosh: 53
 Le Grand High, Le Grand
HS Grads: 92, First-time Frosh: 80
 Merced Scholars Charter, Atwater
HS Grads: 28, First-time Frosh: 2