WEST WINDSOR – Mercer County Community College (MCCC) and Rider University have expanded the number of guaranteed transfer agreements from five to 23, giving Mercer graduates even more opportunities to transfer to Rider with full junior status.
MCCC President Dr. Jianping Wang and Rider President Dr. Gregory G. Dell’Omo represented their respective institutions during a signing ceremony Dec. 14 at The Conference Center at Mercer. The Health Care Management program was chosen to sign symbolically, illustrative of all 18 new agreements.
“Mercer County Community College has enjoyed a long and productive relationship with Rider University, enabling many students access to educational opportunities that otherwise would not have been possible,” Wang said. “We are proud to build on this relationship, enabling our students to pursue their personal goals.”
The new agreements grant full junior-class admission to Rider for MCCC students who have declared their participation in the program before accruing 30 credit hours at MCCC, have taken and completed all courses in the prescribed program curriculum, have earned their associate degree, and have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. Rider will waive application fees.
In addition to Health Care Management -- the newest Rider program that is part of the agreement -- other degree programs included are: Business Administration, Business Administration with a co-major in Sport Management, Communication Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Criminal Justice, Psychology, English, French, German, History, Journalism, Sociology, Spanish, Political Science, Nursing, and Allied Health Studies. These are in addition to existing agreements in the areas of Global Studies, Elementary Education, Information Systems, Finance, and Global Supply Chain Management.
“The changing demands of the modern workplace require our students to gain every possible edge to be competitive,” said Dr. Eun-Woo Chang, MCCC Vice President for Academic Affairs. “Through the addition of these new programs to our excellent relationship with Rider University, students will have access to the tools they need to succeed.”