Mercer County Community College in West Windsor

West Windsor, NJ

(Rating 1.8 based on 5 reviews)

Mercer County Community College offers 198-degree programs and 9 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 18:1. 1 high safety campus. 47.9% are women, and 52.1% are men. 4% percents of international students. Mercer County Community College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Mercer County Community College is 3461$, that is at the level of national average. 13% of full-time Mercer County Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $33,500, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Mercer County Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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$3,461
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Mercer County Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$2,122
$30,001 - $48,000$3,647
$48,001 - $75,000$6,061
$75,001 - $110,000$6,197
$110,001+$4,322

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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14%

Types of financial aids

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2905 of Mercer County Community College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 37 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Mercer County Community College number 42 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in New Jersey.

Students at Mercer County Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
100%
$8,835
$30,001 - $48,000
100%
$4,946
$48,001 - $75,000
100%
$2,529
$75,001 - $110,000
100%
$2,392
$110,001+
100%
$4,432

Salary After Attending

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$33,500

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services

5%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Mercer County Community College.

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate

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13%
BELOW AVERAGE

Mercer County Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

13% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Mercer County Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Mercer County Community College is 18:1, that means that for every 18 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

18:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

454
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4%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Mercer County Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Mercer County Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in New Jersey.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Trenton Campus

The campus located by 102 North Broad Street address in Trenton, New Jersey.

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Trenton Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Mercer County Community College with 0.03% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Trenton Campus are burglary and robbery.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Mercer County Community College offers 198 programs in total: 114 are for Associate's degree, 72 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 12 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 164 universities in New Jersey state, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree and 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs offered. Mercer County Community College is one of the few institutions in New Jersey that offers a less than 1-year certificate program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 9 distance education programs that are offered in the Mercer County Community College: 9 are for Associate's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the New Jersey state average data to help you compare.

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Mercer County Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 4853 students with 145589 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Mercer County Community College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

stay away from the school, not many teachers are helpful, most of the time you'll be stuck with an instructor that barely knows anything.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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It's funny reading some of these reviews. This is my 2nd year at Mercer and It's been great. I'm a veteran and Mr. Becker the Director of Veterans service is awesome. Some of the issues described in the negative reviews are garbage. While I do agree that enrollment service and Financial Aid need a major overhaul. The rest is common sense. If you don't ask or follow up your not helping your self. One thing I love is the addition of the Success Coaches. They may not know all the answers but they will find you the answer or find you someone who has the answer. Some students don't take the initiative to seek them out or utilize them. Same goes for the Learning center. If I didn't go to the Learning center and ask for help from the tutors. I know that I would fail the class. I also take Online courses. MercerOnline is terrific when they respond about an issue. The actually answer their phone and emails. Look like all schools you will find problems or things that need changing. I've gone to a 4 year institution and they are much worse. Mercer is a good school . Instead of bashing a school for its flaws take your [email protected]@ to the people who can fix it. Mercer's President has open door policy. Go to her office and complain. I've gone myself and made recommendations. She even handled an issue and concern I had right there on the spot.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Terrible school. The staff is useless. The advisors are either never on campus or give you minimal information that won’t help at all. Financial aid can’t explain things correctly and they do nothing but give you the run around. Admissions has you waiting, sometimes for hours, just to apply for classes. Last but not least this school does nothing but hold you back from achieving your goals. They’ll make you repeat classes and continue to tell you you’re not eligible for graduation. Please spend your money elsewhere. Mercer will honestly waste your time, money and education.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I’m a returning student and I only chose to do so because MCCC is closer to home. I’m starting to regret my decision. Everything has been nothing but a nightmare. Staff isn’t on one accord with anything and I feel like I have to do everyone’s job. No one explains anything and you have to basically send 1,000 emails before you can receive a unhelpful response. No one answers the phone and they misplace documents like no other. I can go into a lot but I’d rather just warn any prospective students to keep this in mind before enrolling. It was never this bad back when I attended in 2006. They make everything extremely difficult for the student. Beware!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

My overall experience at Mercer County Community College was absolutely horrific, miserable, pitiful, and tragic.To start off, I began my academic career at this institution by enrolling in the Career-Prep program with a major in Business Studies during the Fall Semester of 2018. I was falsely accused of plagiarism by a Business Communications professor on a final project for the semester that dropped my final grade from an "A" to a "C." When I tried to get in contact with the Dean's office to appeal my final grade, all I received was the run around from him and his cronies. In addition, the process of getting support from the Academic Integrity Committee was an absolute nightmare that seemed everlasting since none of the staff members seemed to care or take evasive action. Furthermore, the Testing Center possesses an unprofessional environment for which the staff members lack the knowledge to be alert and aware at times. When I went to go take my first test for my MAT-135 course on October 1st, 2018, the staff members working in the Testing Center gave me the Midterm exam instead of the actual test that I was supposed to take, which almost resulted in me having to take the Midterm exam twice. And I will leave it at that!!!!!!!!!!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 1200 Old Trenton Rd

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6095864800

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: mccc.edu

Financial aid office: Go to the page

Admissions office: Go to the page

Online application: Go to the page

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Veterans and Military Service members tuition policies: Go to the page

Student-Right-to-Know student athlete graduation rate: Go to the page

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