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.

School Highlights

Mercer County Community College serves 7,686 students (34% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the state community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 58%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 257 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Mercer County Community College(NJ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty257 staff234 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Mercer County Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has decreased from 36:1 over five years.
The Mercer County Community College diversity score of 0.76 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment7,686 students5,887 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio30:129:1
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# Full-Time Students2,608 students2,608 students
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# Part-Time Students5,078 students3,279 students
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% Asian
8%
6%
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% Hispanic
19%
23%
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% Black
21%
15%
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% White
38%
42%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
3%
2%
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% Unknown races
8%
10%
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Diversity Score0.760.73
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College Completion Rate
20%
26%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,800$36,100
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,644 is less than the state average of $6,739. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,732 is less than the state average of $8,616. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,644$6,739
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,732$8,616
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid37%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,000$10,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,250$5,843
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Source: 2019 (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

The nearest community college to Mercer County Community College is Pennco Tech-Bristol (15.5 miles away).
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