Mercer County Community College

Tel: (609)586-4800
8,501 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 8,501 students (41% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 44%.
Mercer County Community College is the only community colleges within Mercer County, NJ.
The nearest community college is DeVry University-New Jersey (14.9 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 345 teachers has grown by 25% over five years.
Mercer County Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 345 staff
59 staff
Mercer County Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 8,501 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 34:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
8,501 students
1,282 students
Mercer County Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 25:1
Mercer County Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
3,485 students
810 students
Mercer County Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 5,016 students
1,017 students
Mercer County Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Mercer County Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Mercer County Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Mercer County Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Mercer County Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Mercer County Community College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
Mercer County Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Mercer County Community College non_resident (2006-2013)
Mercer County Community College Ethnicity Breakdown Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.60 0.53
Mercer County Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,500 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,588 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,500 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,588 $10,294
Mercer County Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 38%
Mercer County Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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:

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  • North Brunswick DeVry University-New Jersey
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    630 US Hwy One
    North Brunswick, NJ 08902
    14.9  Mi  |  0  students
  • Bristol Pennco Tech-Bristol
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    3815 Otter St
    Bristol, PA 19007
    15.8  Mi  |  556  students
  • Newtown Bucks County Community College
    275 Swamp Rd
    Newtown, PA 18940
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  • Levittown ITT Technical Institute-Levittown
    Private for-profit
    311 Veteran's Highway
    Levittown, PA 19056
    18.9  Mi  |  416  students
  • Pemberton Burlington County College
    601 Pemberton-Browns Mills Road
    Pemberton, NJ 08068
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Did You Know?
For New Jersey public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,489 per year for in-state students and $7,123 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,773 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 0.62, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in New Jersey is Middlesex County College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.