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MCCC Mission and Goals

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 dedicated to meeting the educational needs of 21st century global citizens and lifelong learners. Mercer responds to a broad array of community needs, offering programs and services for employers, continuing education and training for the workforce, enrichment for youth, and cultural opportunities for people in the region.

The following goals guide the college's quest to fulfill its mission:


To provide high-quality academic programs, courses, and instruction for a broad, diverse student population including:
To offer high-quality continuing education programs including:
To provide services and activities that support individual student success including:
To foster a campus culture that celebrates and values diversity, inclusiveness, and respect and supports the personal and intellectual growth of all students, faculty, and staff in a setting that is characterized by:
To maintain resources that support open admissions, affordability, quality teaching, innovation, and a safe and sustainable campus including:
To foster community connections that enhance the cultural and economic vitality of Mercer County including:
To maintain a commitment to assessment to evaluate the college's success in meeting these goals and improving institutional effectiveness.