Mercer County Community College
- 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.
- The teacher population of 257 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|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|
|Total Faculty||257 staff||234 staff|
|Total Enrollment||7,839 students||7,040 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||31:1||34:1|
|# Full-Time Students||2,947 students||3,412 students|
|# Part-Time Students||4,892 students||3,628 students|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$37,800||$36,100|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to Mercer County Community College is DeVry University-New Jersey (14.9 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 1,546 students | 14.90 Mi630 US Hwy. One
North Brunswick,  NJ  08902
- 500 students | 15.80 Mi3815 Otter St
Bristol,  PA  19007
- 8,979 students | 16.80 Mi275 Swamp Rd
Newtown,  PA  18940
- 8,586 students | 19.70 Mi900 College Circle
Mount Laurel,  NJ  08054
- 84 students | 19.80 Mi1761 Bustleton Pike
Feasterville Trevose,  PA  19053
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.