Mercer County Community College

Mercer County Community College

Mercer County Community College, or MCCC, is an accredited, co-educational, two-year, public community college, located in Mercer County, New Jersey. It was founded in 1966. The college enrolls more than 13,000 students every year. MCCC offers more than 60 associate degree programs and numerous credit and noncredit certificate programs.

The West Windsor Campus was opened in 1972 and covers over 290 acres. Another campus, called the James Kerney Campus, is located in downtown Trenton. It serves as an educational and cultural hub for city residents. MCCC is also home to a wide variety of clubs and student activity boards which include the future teachers club, the student government organization, and an aviation club.

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Contacting Mercer County Community College

Mercer County Community College
1200 Old Trenton Rd
West Windsor , NJ 08550-3407
General Phone: (609) 570-4800

Mercer County Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts244liberal arts and sciences
Business and Management158business, business management, business administration, accounting technology, entrepreneurship, MIS, management information systems, retail
Nursing and Emergency Medicine137registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement54criminal justice and police, fire protection tech
Medical Support and Technology41radiation therapist, medical lab tech
Engineering Technician34architectural engineering tech, civil engineering tech, electronics tech, telecommunications tech, HVAC tech, automotive tech, drafting
Medical Administration30medical secretary
Funeral and Mortuary Science30funeral and mortuary
Photography and Commercial Art28commercial art
Computer Science and Engineering24computer programming
Art Studies21visual and performing arts
Media20radio and TV tech
Therapy and Counseling16physical therapist assistant, substance abuse counseling
Office and Administration13data entry, administrative assistant
Hospitality12hotel management
Law10legal assistant
Landscaping and Horticulture9ornamental horticulture, plant sciences
Transportation9commercial pilot and flight crew, aviation operations, airline flight attendant
Architecture and Planning4architectural services
Family and Social Work3human services
Cooking and Culinary Arts2restaurant and catering management, food prep and kitchen assistant
Engineering1engineering science

Number of programs and degrees for Mercer County Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years7816
Associate's degree80630
Award of less than 1 academic year166

Mercer County Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Mercer County Community College had a total enrollment of 9,094 students (6,009 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 45%
Black 24%
Hispanic 10%
Asian 5%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 24%
20-21 19%
22-24 16%
25-29 14%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey98%

Mercer County Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 65 %
Part-Time 32 %

Mercer County Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of West Windsor, New Jersey for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New Jersey Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Mercer County Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,588
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,412
Books and supplies $ 920

Financial Aid:
Mercer County Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 474000)

Mercer County Community College Faculty

Mercer County Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1823

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*4$97,678
Associate professorcalendar year2*5$81,662
Assistant professorcalendar year0*2*
Instructorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year5$87,38111$86,552

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year21$89,59613$78,144
Associate professoracademic year13$66,00418$63,569
Assistant professoracademic year21$55,40125$57,837
Instructoracademic year2*4$51,068
All faculty totalacademic year57$70,32960$63,505

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Mercer County Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports92433

Mercer County Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture and Related Services, Other

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Retailing and Retail Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Engineering Science

Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician
Telecommunications Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General

Funeral And Mortuary Science
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Ornamental Horticulture
Plant Sciences, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

Airline Flight Attendant
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations

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Mercer County Community College Highlights

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What Sets Mercer County Community College Apart:

Number of students
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% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 9%Mercer County Community College % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of degrees in art studies
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Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 13%Mercer County Community College Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in photography and commercial art
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Top 14%Mercer County Community College % of degrees in photography and commercial art
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 17%Mercer County Community College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
Number of degree programs
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Top 18%Mercer County Community College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in business and management
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Top 18%Mercer County Community College % of degrees in business and management
% of degrees in architecture and planning
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Top 19%Mercer County Community College % of degrees in architecture and planning
Minority % of student body
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Top 19%Mercer County Community College Minority % of student body

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