region to attain their higher education goals,” said Richard Novak, Rutgers interim vice president for continuing studies. “Rutgers’ Off Campus Programs at Mercer will give students more flexibility to balance family and work obligations while staying closer to home.”
Also participating in the ceremony was Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes, Mercer County Freeholder Pat Colavita, and New Jersey State Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo.
“Mercer County Community College is important to us, and we see this partnership as being beneficial not just for the college, but for the students who take advantage of it,” Hughes said.
As an MCCC alumni, DeAngelo said the campus environment and a dedicated faculty and staff were instrumental in helping him determine a career path. The addition of this agreement with Rutgers, he said, will be a big plus for the college.
“This is an opportunity for everyone,” DeAngelo said. “The opportunity to get your degree at Mercer and go straight to Rutgers is phenomenal.”
To be considered for admission to the Rutgers program, students must hold an associate degree or 60 credits from an accredited community college or four-year institution. Candidates must meet all Rutgers admissions criteria. Students enrolled in off-campus programs are Rutgers students, and have access to all university services, such as libraries.
The partnership with Rutgers will be the fourth for Mercer, which currently hosts bachelor’s degree programs on the West Windsor campus through agreements with William Paterson University, Farleigh Dickinson University, and Felician College.
Return to Current News
Return to Home Page