Samuel Merritt University, Oakland, California 1

Samuel Merritt University (SMU) (formerly Samuel Merritt College) was founded in 1909 as Samuel Merritt Hospital which also included a nursing school. SMU is a fully accredited educational training institution offering Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate degrees in various health sciences fields, including certified registered nurse anesthetist, family nurse practitioner, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistants, and podiatric medicine. There are now two additional campuses in Sacramento and San Mateo.

3100 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, California 94609


Dr. Samuel Merritt wanted a hospital founded in his name, so some years after his death, his sister carried out his wishes. The hospital merged with Peralta Hospital in 1982 to form the Merritt-Peralta Medical Center. In 1992, that merged with Providence Hospital to form Summit Medical Center.

Links and References

  1. Samuel Merritt University AICCU Member Colleges