• 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 6,342 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 56%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 6,342 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,644
  • Out-state tuition: $6,732
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 52%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Mercer County Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 583 teachers has grown by 126% over five years.
Mercer County Community College
(NJ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
583 staff
439 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Mercer County Community College has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The Mercer County Community College diversity score of 0.71 is less than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,342 students
4,639 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,994 students
1,960 students
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# Part-Time Students
4,348 students
2,679 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
455 students
545 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,994 students
1,960 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
32 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
4,348 students
2,504 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
15 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
20 students
% Asian
7%
6%
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% Hispanic
20%
24%
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% Black
13%
13%
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% White
48%
44%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
4%
3%
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% Unknown races
5%
8%
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Diversity Score
0.71
0.72
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
19%
29%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.42%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$37,800
$36,100
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,644 is less than the state average of $5,641. The in-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,732 is less than the state average of $7,756. The out-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,644
$5,641
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,732
$7,756
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
64%
77%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$9,703
$11,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
69%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Mercer County Community College cost?

Mercer County Community College's tuition is approximately $4,644 for In-State students and $6,732 for Out-State students.

What is Mercer County Community College's ranking?

Mercer County Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in New Jersey for: Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 6,342 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,644
  • Out-state tuition: $6,732
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 52%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For New Jersey public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,641 per year for in-state students and $7,756 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,268 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

New Jersey community colleges have a diversity score of 0.72, which is higher than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in New Jersey is Assumption College for Sisters. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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