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 Mercer County Community College

Mercer County Community College - West Windsor, NJ

1200 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor, New Jersey 08550-3407

General information:(609)586-4800
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Type:2-Year,Public
Awards offered:Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Campus setting:Rural: Fringe
Campus housing:No
Student population:9,381( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:19 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Large
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $2,856 $3,048 $3,192 -5%
Out-of-state $5,736 $6,108 $6,300 -3%
Books and supplies $1,040 $1,144 $1,258 -9%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,340 $7,780 $8,556 -10%
Other $3,280 $3,608 $3,968 -10%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,280 $3,590 $3,949 -9%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $3,896 $4,192 $4,450 0%
Off Campus $14,516 $15,580 $16,974 -6%
Off Campus with Family $7,176 $7,782 $8,399 -13%
Out-of-state
On Campus $6,776 $7,252 $7,558 0%
Off Campus $17,396 $18,640 $20,082 -10%
Off Campus with Family $10,056 $10,842 $11,507 -9%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,600
In-state fees $636
Out-of-state tuition $5,664
Out-of-state fees $636
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 541 38% --
Grant or scholarship aid 420 30% $2,039,359 $4,856
Federal grants 359 25% $1,328,859 $3,702
Pell grants 359 25% $1,230,113 $3,426
Other federal grants 175 12% $98,746 $564
State/local government grant or scholarships 337 24% $708,500 $2,102
Institutional grants or scholarships 4 0% $2,000 $500
Student loan aid 180 13% $723,679 $4,020
Federal student loans 180 13% $690,079 $3,834
Other student loans 8 1% $33,600 $4,200
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 4,129 43% $13,262,515 $3,212
Pell grants 2,280 24% $9,788,210 $4,293
Federal student loans 1,338 14% $3,324,964 $2,485

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $3,403 $4,301 $5,061
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $1,143 $1,814 $1,592
$30,001 - $48,000 $1,938 $2,530 $3,040
$48,001 - $75,000 $4,365 $4,960 $5,532
$75,001 - $110,000 $4,336 $4,964 $5,259
$110,001 and more $2,551 $4,315 $3,537

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

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Fall 2011
Total enrollment 9,381
Undergraduate enrollment 9,381
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 309
Graduate enrollment 0
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 47 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NJCAA Division IMenWomen
Baseball 19-
Basketball 1512
Soccer 2720
Softball -11
Tennis 69
Track and Field, X-Country -7

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1967 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1967 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1967 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1967 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1967 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1967 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1967 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1967 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1967 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1967 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education01/01/1967 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

12/01/1970 Accredited
American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation

Funeral Service Education (FUSER) - Institutions and programs awarding diplomas, associate degrees and bachelor's degrees

04/23/1976 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTAA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

10/28/1998 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

12/01/1973 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 000
Motor vehicle theft 200
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

• This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database.

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page.

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Associate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Ornamental Horticulture34-
Plant Sciences, General-4-
Category total38-
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Architecture and Related Services, Other-5-
Category total-5-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping-17-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General35-
Business Administration and Management, General-89-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other--1
Business/Commerce, General-52-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies8-1
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management-24-
Management Information Systems and Services, Other5-6
Management Information Systems, General1--
Category total171878
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician-13-
Category total-13-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming/Programmer, General-27-
Category total-27-
Engineering Colleges
Engineering Science2--
Category total2--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician32-
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician-5-
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician-8-
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General1-1
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician110-
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/21-
Solar Energy Technology/Technician5--
Telecommunications Technology/Technician-18-
Category total12441
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician-10-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-24-
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary16--
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist-16-
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant-16-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-134-
Category total16200-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science-51-
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician-4-
Category total-55-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal10--
Category total10--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-336-
Category total-336-
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other11-
Category total11-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-3-
Category total-3-
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef2-4
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant4-1
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General1715-
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager4--
Category total27155
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Human Services, General-4-
Category total-4-
Transportation and Materials Moving Colleges
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew-2-
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations-4-
Category total-6-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Commercial and Advertising Art442-
Visual and Performing Arts, General-17-
Category total459-
Grand total9296314