Mercer County Community College is a public, community college in Mercer County, New Jersey. More than 7,000 students enroll in one or more credit courses each year.
Established in 1966, MCCC has an open-door admission policy. The 292-acre West Windsor Township Campus was opened in 1971 to serve the needs of Mercer County residents. The main buildings on campus feature brutalist architecture, popular in 1960s college campus construction. The continually expanding James Kerney Campus, located in the heart of New Jersey's capital city, Trenton, serves as an educational and cultural hub for urban residents.
MCCC is particularly well known for its student newspaper, athletics, performing arts, and Honors programs all of which have sent students to top transfer schools, including R1 and Ivy Leagues. Many athletes have gone onto NCAA Division 1 schools and major league or professional teams. Notable alumni include Trey Anastasio founder and lead vocalist for Phish, Heath Fillmyer pitch for the Kansas City Royals, and Kenneth R. Rosen, reporter for The New York Times.
The college offers continuing education classes and more than 60 different degree bearing options from transfer ready Liberal Arts degrees to hands-on offerings such as Automotive Technology and Hospitality. Several programs, such as Funeral Service and Aviation Technology, are the only ones of their kind offered at a public institution in the state of New Jersey. Medical programs such as Nursing and Radiography require application for admission and students must past licensure exams to complete.