Mercer County Community College: Narrative Description

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1200 Old Trenton Rd., PO Box B
Trenton, NJ 08690-1004
Tel: (609)586-4800; 800-392-MCCC; Admissions: (609)586-4800; Fax: (609)586-6944; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 292-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City and Philadelphia. Total enrollment: 8,000. 2,118 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 5 states and territories, 7% from out-of-state, 41% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: interview. Placement: New Jersey Basic Skills Exam required; SAT I recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to county residents.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1992 full-time, $83 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $2676 full-time, $115 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4236 full-time, $176.50 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 38 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, student radio station, African-American Student Organization, Student Activities Board, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: NJCAA National Soccer Tournament, Club Day, Spring Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Mercer County Community College Library plus 1 other with 57,317 books, 251,470 microform titles, 8,934 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $555,239.

Community Environment: See Rider University.

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