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Mercer County Community College Overview

Mercer County Community College is a public institution located in West Windsor, New Jersey. Mercer County Community College is located in the countryside, which is perfect for students who enjoy a rural lifestyle.

What Is Mercer County Community College Known For?

947 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at Mercer County Community College is the associate's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Mercer County Community College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Mercer County Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#35 Most Popular Online Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Most Popular Online Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Mercer County Community College?

Location of Mercer County Community College

Contact details for Mercer County Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1200 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor, NJ 08550-3407
Phone: 609-586-4800
Website: www.mccc.edu

How Do I Get Into Mercer County Community College?

You can apply to Mercer County Community College online at: www.mccc.edu/admissions_application.shtml

Mercer County Community College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Mercer County Community College?

6% Take Out Loans
15.3% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Mercer County Community College, approximately 6% of students took out student loans averaging $4,782 a year. That adds up to $19,128 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Mercer County Community College is 15.3%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Mercer County Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,608 Full-Time Undergraduates
46% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,686 undergraduate students at Mercer County Community College, with 2,608 being full-time and 5,078 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Mercer County Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,608 full-time undergraduates at Mercer County Community College, 54% are male and 46% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Mercer County Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Mercer County Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Mercer County Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 204
Black or African American 454
Hispanic or Latino 556
White 1,011
International Students 178
Other Races/Ethnicities 205

Over 53 countries are represented at Mercer County Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Brazil, and India.

Online Learning at Mercer County Community College

497 Took All Classes Online
1,577 Took At Least One Class Online
2.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,577 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Mercer County Community College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 21st most popular in New Jersey for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Mercer County Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Mercer County Community College was 2.7%. This is the #1,845 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Mercer County Community College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Mercer County Community College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 0%
Liberal Arts General Studies 0%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Mercer County Community College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Mercer County Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
General Business/Commerce #153
Criminal Justice & Corrections #348
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #395
Nursing #407
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #454
Liberal Arts General Studies #454

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Mercer County Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 282 282
Nursing 0 116 116
Business Administration & Management 0 95 95
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 70 70
Design & Applied Arts 0 48 48
Funeral & Mortuary Science 37 4 41
Computer Programming 0 28 28
General Business/Commerce 0 21 21
Other Health Professions 0 21 21
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 18 18
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 17 17
Allied Health Professions 0 16 16
Health & Physical Education 0 16 16
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 14 14
Engineering Science 0 13 13
Culinary Arts 3 10 13
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 11 11
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 10 10
Health & Medical Administrative Services 10 0 10
Air Transportation 0 10 10
Audiovisual Communications 0 9 9
Legal Support Services 5 4 9
Public Health 0 7 7
Management Information Systems 6 0 6
Hospitality Management 0 5 5
Environmental Control Technology 1 4 5
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 5 5
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 4 4
Civil Engineering Technology 0 4 4
Horticulture 0 3 3
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 3 3
Fire Protection 0 3 3
Human Services 0 3 3
Plant Sciences 0 2 2
Manufacturing Engineering 1 1 2
Other Visual Art 0 2 2
Architecture (Other) 0 1 1
Accounting 0 1 1
Computer Information Systems 1 0 1
Data Entry 1 0 1
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 1 0 1
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0
Architectural Engineering Technology 0 0 0
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0
TOTAL 66 881 947

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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