Start at Mercer County Community College, Transfer Anywhere!

MCCC provides a number of services to help students take their Mercer education to the Ivy League and beyond.


West Windsor, N.J. – This summer, Mercer County Community College (MCCC) featured three students who transferred their skills from MCCC to the Ivy League. Ivania Ascensio and Jessica Bookholdt have stayed local, continuing their educations at Princeton University, while Breianna Pettis has headed to Manhattan to study at Columbia University.

These stories, however, are just the tip of the iceberg. Over the last seven years, MCCC students have earned admittance into elite institutions, including: Swarthmore College; Trinity College; Mount Holyoke College; Bucknell University; New York University; Fordham University; Vanderbilt University; Stanford University. At Mercer, students have the support of a talented Transfer Services office, agreements with four-year schools, and a variety of degree options, making the college the best choice for beginning, or continuing, your education.

Higher Education at a Fraction of the Cost

The value of a Mercer education is evident the moment students enroll in classes. Class credits at MCCC cost just $190.75 for Mercer residents, compared to the average $594 per credit at institutions around the country. Often, this lower tuition price is further supplemented by scholarships, allowing MCCC students to complete their general education courses at a fraction of the cost of a four-year school.

Degree Programs that Build the Foundation for Tomorrow

Additionally, MCCC offers a wealth of specialized degree programs through its Business & STEM, Health Professions, and Liberal Arts divisions, each of which lay the foundation for bachelor’s degrees and beyond. The college also maintains agreements with dozens of four-year institutions, ensuring credits transfer cleanly to the students’ next institutions.

Attend Four-Year Programs on MCCC’s Campus

All of this says nothing of MCCC having degree programs from accredited, four-year schools right on the West Windsor Campus. Housed in the newly constructed University Center, students can earn bachelor’s degrees from Fairleigh Dickinson, Felician, Rutgers, William Paterson, and Wilmington Universities, without the need to pay for on-campus room and board.

Mercer also avails students to top-notch faculty and staff. In fact, former honors student Breianna Pettis recently commented, “I don’t think the township of Mercer County does enough to mention Mercer County Community College as a viable option."

“I am so grateful for Mercer and particularly for professors like Nicole Homer who worked with me not only in class but also throughout the college application process.”

Student access to transfer services doesn’t stop there. Each student is assigned a Success Coach upon arriving at Mercer. Success Coaches advise MCCC students throughout their time on campus and help them meet the requirements for an on-time graduation.

“It is so important that you are taking every step you can to make the most of what you have been offered,” Bookholdt said.

Enrollment is open for the 2020 fall semester at Mercer County Community College. To get started on your Mercer journey, visit

Established in 1966, Mercer County Community College (MCCC) is a publicly supported comprehensive educational institution that provides opportunities for higher education through an open-door admission policy. MCCC is home to 70 associate degree programs and numerous credit and noncredit certificate programs. The college also offers many educational experiences, leadership opportunities and the chance to interact with other students and faculty/staff members in an informal setting.

More than 40 clubs offer students the opportunity to explore special interests. Many of these clubs are directly affiliated with fields of study and augment classroom experiences.

In addition, art exhibits, dance productions, dramatic presentations, musical productions, and performances by guest artists are sponsored throughout the year. Music organizations include the college chorus, jazz band, symphonic band, dance ensemble, and stage band.

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Mercer County Community College strives to ensure that students can transfer to four-year programs and beyond through its plethora of transfer agreements and on-campus options through the University Center.