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Mercer County Community College Participates in Bridge to Completion Program, a State-Wide Initiative to Get New Jersey Students Back on Track Toward Earning Degrees


WEST WINDSOR, NJ – Mercer County Community College (MCCC) is one of more than one dozen New Jersey Institutions of higher education to participate in a partnership to support a statewide initiative entitled Some College, No Degree by the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE). The program, referred to as Bridge to Completion by MCCC, was designed to provide outreach and opportunities to adult learners who completed some college and need support to earn their degrees.

According to state data, over 790,000 New Jersey residents have some college credit, but have not earned their degree. “We are thrilled to participate in this important program,” said MCCC President, Dr. Deborah Preston. “There are many reasons why a student may have to take a break from achieving their dream of obtaining a college degree, and as educators, we want to provide them with every opportunity to make attaining their goal of earning a degree possible.”

Linked to boosting career opportunities and earnings, obtaining a college degree has a variety of positive implications for students and the community. As Director of MCCC’s Educational Opportunity Fund, a comprehensive program committed to fostering the academic and social development of students, Al-Lateef Farmer works with students to help them achieve their educational goals. “Whether they are just starting out in college or coming back after time off, we are here not just to help students earn their degrees, but to give them the resources necessary to develop the skills to evolve as well-rounded individuals.” As such, through the Bridge to Completion program, MCCC provides resources including financial assistance, dedicated re-engagement specialists, study support including tutoring, flexible course schedules, prior learning credit eligibility and more.

Students can choose to finish a program they previously began or enroll in any of MCCC’s 60 plus in-demand degree programs. “We are here to provide the tools and resources to improve outcomes and boost economic opportunities for our students,” said MCCC’s Director or Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Title IX Coordinator, Marvin Carter. “By helping students navigate their return to postsecondary education and making it accessible and affordable for everyone, we are allowing them to overcome barriers to equity in education.”

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About Mercer County Community College
Established in 1966, Mercer County Community College is a publicly supported comprehensive institution that provides opportunities for higher education through an open-door admission policy. The scenic 292-acre West Windsor Campus was opened in 1972 to serve the needs of Mercer County residents. MCCC’s James Kerney Campus, located in downtown Trenton, serves as an educational and cultural hub for city residents that meets the changing needs of thousands of students and community members seeking educational fulfillment and personal and career growth. President: Deborah E. Preston, Ph.D.;


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