Mercer County Community College

1200 Old Trenton Rd
West Windsor, NJ 08550-3407
Tel: (609)586-4800
7,839 students
Public institution
Mercer serves over 30,000 people each year in our associate degree programs, credit and noncredit certificate programs, continuing education, customized training for businesses, career training, youth programs, and summer camps for children. Many more come to campus for cultural activities, sporting events and our fitness center and pool.
School Highlights
Mercer County Community College serves 7,839 students (38% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is lower than the state community college average of 34:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 51%.
Mercer County Community College is the only community colleges within Mercer County, NJ.
The nearest community college is DeVry University-New Jersey (14.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 257 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College Mercer County Community College (NJ) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 257 staff
234 staff

Student Body

The student population of 7,839 has declined by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has decreased from 37:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment 7,839 students 7,839 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 31:1
# Full-Time Students 2,947 students
3,412 students
# Part-Time Students 4,892 students
3,628 students
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
% Non Resident races
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.70 0.69

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $4,380 is less than the state average of $4,794. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,468 is equal to the state average of $6,468. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,380 $4,794
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,468 $6,468
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 38%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Established in 1966, Mercer County Community College (MCCC) is a publicly supported comprehensive educational institution that provides opportunities for higher education through an open-door admission policy. The scenic 292-acre West Windsor Campus was opened in 1971 to serve the needs of Mercer County residents. The newly-expanded James Kerney Campus, located in downtown Trenton, serves as an educational and cultural hub for city residents. MCCC offers 65 associate degree programs and numerous credit and noncredit certificate programs. MCCC degrees and courses transfer to numerous senior colleges through transfer agreements. Students can also enroll in a dual admissions program, which guarantees transfer into the junior year at six New Jersey colleges — Rutgers, Rider, The College of New Jersey, Montclair, NJIT and Thomas Edison. Mercer County Community College has enjoyed four decades of excellence in two-year college athletics. Mercer offers intercollegiate competition in men's and women's soccer, basketball, and tennis; men's baseball and women's softball. Some sports offer scholarship opportunities for entering student athletes. The college is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is authorized by the State of New Jersey's Commission on Higher Education to award associate degrees. Many of the college's academic programs are also accredited by national professional associations and their boards of certification.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • DeVry University-New Jersey
    Private for-profit
    1,546 students | 14.90 Mi630 US Hwy. One
    North Brunswick NJ  8902
  • Pennco Tech-Bristol
    Private for-profit
    500 students | 15.80 Mi3815 Otter St
    Bristol PA  19007
  • 8,979 students | 16.80 Mi275 Swamp Rd
    Newtown PA  18940
  • 352 students | 18.90 Mi311 Veteran/'/s Highway
    Levittown PA  19056
  • 9,438 students | 19.70 Mi601 Pemberton-Browns Mills Road
    Pemberton NJ  08068
Did You Know?
For New Jersey public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,794 per year for in-state students and $6,468 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,412 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

New Jersey community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in New Jersey is Union County College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.