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Mercer County Community College, located in West Windsor, New Jersey, was founded in 1962 as a merger between Trenton Junior College and the newly established MCCC. The school was given a 292 acre located to house its facilities and offer students comprehensive post-secondary educational opportunities. The campus was officially opened in 1971, initially serving approximately 1300 student. Since its inception the school has expanded its facilities, offering cultural, technical and other resources to students and residents of the community. The school further expanded by opening a center in Trenton, offering residents of the city access to similar services. Today the school serves over 13,000 students a year. MCCC is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Mercer County Community College offers a large number of programs to meet the needs of its students and community, allowing them to choose a program that will help them fulfill their educational or career goals. MCCC has agreements in place with six four-year public New Jersey institutions, allowing for dual enrollment or transfer upon completion of the first two years of a four year education. Students may apply to any four year institution they wish to transfer too, though the public institutions guarantee admission if certain academic requirements are met.
Career programs result in either a certificate or associate degree, demonstrating that the individual is qualified to perform tasks and duties at the entry level immediately upon graduation. These programs provide the skills and knowledge necessary to enter the workforce through a mixture of classroom and practical study, allowing individuals to develop the experience necessary for success.
Programs offered include:
MCCC also offers continuing and adult education courses for individuals interested in personal or professional growth, as well as a number of community oriented programs and services to help with economic and cultural development.
Admissions and Financial Aid
As an open-enrollment institution, all students interested in enrollment at Mercer County Community College will be admitted if they meet the minimum requirements for admission. Students must supply transcripts and may be required to take a placement exam to determine which general education courses they must take. Registration begins shortly before the start of a given semester, with tuition fees usually due shortly thereafter.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, work study programs and scholarships. Students in need of financial aid must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from which the resulting student aid report is used to determine a student's need, eligibility and awards. Students may also qualify for a HOPE Scholarship, which provides tuition assistance for students demonstrating academic excellence. Students may be asked to provide additional financial assistance prior to the disbursement of funds to ensure the accuracy of the information provided.
Clubs and Organizations
A number of clubs and organizations are available through Mercer County Community College, offering students a means to find like minded or interesting individuals to explore shared interests or common ground with. These clubs and organizations participate in a number of activities as outlined by their goals. Clubs may focus on a particular interest, cultural heritage, social causes, or academics, allowing students to find one or more club that suits them best. Social bonds are also formed in such clubs, outside of a classroom atmosphere, often through shared goals, and typically lasting long after the students have graduated.
Clubs and organizations at MCCC include:
- Go Green Club
- Drama Club
- Student Government Association
- Philosophy Club
- Viking 89 Radio Station
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,100. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range:
- State Residents: $2,600-$3,200
- Out-of-State: $5,800-$6,941
- Charges per unit:
- In-State: $140-$170 per unit
- Out-of-State: $270-$320 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||38%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||30%||$4,856|
|Receiving Student Loans||13%||$4,020|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 22%.
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Mercer County Community College may provide student services like those listed below:
- Distance learning
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Work study style employment
- Assistance to find work
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges in New Jersey, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
|Mercer County Community College||Mercer County||New Jersey|
Popular Transfer-Out Colleges & Universities
The list of colleges below are popular among students transferring out of Mercer County Community College. Visit the following school profiles to get admissions information, including admissions requirements and contact information:
- Thomas Edison State College
- Rutgers University - New Brunswick
- Kean University
- Rutgers University - Newark
- Rowan University
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
Campus: Mercer County Community College - James Kerney Campus
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1970)
- Find all the other nursing programs in New Jersey
Campus: Mercer County Community College
- Funeral Service Education Program (more info)
- Accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation (since 1976)
- Physical Therapy Assistant (P.T.A.) Program (more info)
- Accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (since 1998)
- Radiology Technician Program (more info)
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1973)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
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