Mercer County Community College

Tel: (609)586-4800
  • 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 52%.
  • Mercer County Community College is the only community colleges within Mercer County, NJ.
  • The nearest community college to Mercer County Community College is DeVry University-New Jersey (14.9 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 257 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Mercer County Community College(NJ) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty257 staff234 staff
Mercer County Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Mercer County Community College has declined by 8% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Mercer County Community College diversity score of 0.68 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment7,839 students7,040 students
Mercer County Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio31:134:1
Mercer County Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,947 students3,412 students
Mercer County Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students4,892 students3,628 students
Mercer County Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Mercer County Community College Enrollment Breakdown NJ All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Mercer County Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Mercer County Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Mercer County Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Mercer County Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Mercer County Community College More (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
Mercer County Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Mercer County Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NJ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.680.70
Mercer County Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Mercer County Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,800$36,100
Mercer County Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,644 is less than the state average of $6,125. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,732 is less than the state average of $7,667. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,644$6,125
Mercer County Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,732$7,667
Mercer County Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid38%75%
Mercer County Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$11,000$10,000
Mercer County Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
Mercer County Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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  08902
  • 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
  • 8,586 students | 19.70 Mi900 College Circle
    Mount Laurel NJ  08054
  • 84 students | 19.80 Mi1761 Bustleton Pike
    Feasterville Trevose PA  19053
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For New Jersey public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,125 per year for in-state students and $7,667 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,721 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

New Jersey community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in New Jersey is Union County College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.