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Overview & Facts

A Brief History

Established in 1966, Mercer County Community College (MCCC) is a publicly supported comprehensive educational institution that provides opportunities for higher education through an open-door admission policy.

Read more about the college's history.

The scenic 292-acre West Windsor Campus was opened in 1972 to serve the needs of Mercer County residents. The James Kerney Campus, located in downtown Trenton, serves as an educational and cultural hub for city residents.

The Economic Value of Mercer County Community College

This report assesses the impact of Mercer County Community College on the Mercer County economy and the benefits generated by the college for students, taxpayers, and society as a whole in the state of New Jersey. The results of this study show that MCCC creates a positive net impact on the county economy and generates a positive return on investment for the main stakeholders.

Executive Summary       Fact Sheet       Information Graphic

Mercer Students at a Glance

Mercer County Community College enjoys a diverse student body that brings a variety of background and experiences to campus. A brief introduction to Mercer students:

  • Approximately 9,000 students enroll in one or more credit courses each year.
  • Mercer County residents comprise three-fourths of the student population.
  • International students (non-immigrant), contributing to a diverse student population, represent more than 40 countries.
  • Enrollment includes 70% part-time students, 30% full-time; 44% men and 56% women.
  • The average age of a full-time student is 22; part-time 26.
  • Average student/faculty ratio: 16 to 1.
  • More than 50% of Mercer's graduates transfer to senior colleges or universities.

Educational Advantages

Services to the Community

Hours of Operation

Listings reflect campus hours -- not the hours of all college offices and services, which are more limited; see also Enrollment Center hours.

West Windsor Campus
Monday through Friday:  7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday:  7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday:  closed; classrooms open as needed

(Additional campus hours may accommodate Kelsey Theatre, Conference Center, and Athletics facilities events and activities, and special events.)

James Kerney Campus
Monday through Friday:  7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday:  7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday:  closed

(Additional campus hours may accommodate special events.)


Mercer County Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

The State of New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education has authorized the college to award the associate degree. Many of the college's academic programs are also accredited by national professional associations and their boards of certification.

Aviation Flight Technology is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International.

The Funeral Service A.A.S. degree and Certificate are accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), 992 Mantua Pike, Suite 108, Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097; 816-233-3747

The Medical Laboratory Technology program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018; 773-714-8880

The MCCC Nursing program is accredited by the New Jersey Board of Nursing, 124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor, Newark, NJ 07102; 973-504-6430.

The associate degree Nursing program at Mercer County Community College at the West Windsor campus located in West Windsor, New Jersey is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326; 404-975-5000.

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate degree Nursing program is continuing accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at

The Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814; 301-652-AOTA

The Paralegal program is approved by the American Bar Association.

The Physical Therapist Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22305; 703-706-3245

The Radiography program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606; 312-704-5300 ...and the New Jersey Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners.

Equal Opportunity Policy

Mercer County Community College is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every respect of its relations with current and prospective faculty and staff members, without regard to race, color, religion, affectional or sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, ethnicity, nationality, veteran or military status, age, disability and any other legally protected basis. This includes, but is not limited to, recruitment, hiring or appointment, selection for training, transfer, layoff, promotion, compensation, and granting of tenure.

Questions regarding the equal opportunity policy and compliance statement may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer, West Windsor Campus, (609) 570-3272.


Our Mission
Mercer County Community College is a comprehensive, publicly supported two-year institution focused on learning and student success. The college welcomes students of all ages from a wide variety of backgrounds, abilities, interests, levels of education, and economic circumstances to a challenging and supportive environment.

Our Vision
A vital college,
Engaged with its community, and
Dedicated above all else to learning and student success.
Our Goals
★ To ensure Student Success

★ To expand Innovative Partnerships

★ To invest in Organizational and Professional Effectiveness


Our Values
✔ offer high-quality post-secondary and continuing education

✔ provide services and activities that support individual student success

✔ foster a campus culture that celebrates and values diversity, inclusiveness, and respect

✔ maintain resources that support open admissions, affordability, quality teaching, innovation, and a safe and sustainable campus

✔ foster community connections

✔ maintain a commitment to assessment

Contact us directly

Mercer County Community College
West Windsor Campus
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550


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