Mercer County Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,988

2.47% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$6,015

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

15.4%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

7,630

36.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

16.5%

196 Graduates

About

Mercer County Community College is a higher education institution located in Mercer County, NJ. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Mercer County Community College were .

In 2017, 1,009 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mercer County Community College. 53.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (495 degrees), 3.04 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (163 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mercer County Community College is $2,988, which is $-4,426 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Mercer County Community College is $2,988, which is $-4,426 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,015.

In 2017, 35% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 9% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,988

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Mercer County Community College was $2,988. The cost of tuition at Mercer County Community College is $-4,426 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$6,015

2017 Value

10.4%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Mercer County Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,015. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Mercer County Community College grew by 10.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,003

Room and Board

$1,364

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mercer County Community College was of $8,003 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,364. The cost of room and board increased by 3.85% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.33% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

35%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

9%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

35% of undergraduate students at Mercer County Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.78% with respect to 2016, when 36% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

15.4%

2016 Default Rate

86

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Mercer County Community College was 15.4%, which represents 86 out of the 560 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Mercer County Community College received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 7,630 students enrolled at Mercer County Community College in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Mercer County Community College has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Mercer County Community College was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Mercer County Community College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Mercer County Community College has a total enrollment of 7,630 students. The full-time enrollment at Mercer County Community College is 2,779 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,851. This means that 36.4% of students enrolled at Mercer County Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Mercer County Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 37.4% White, 21.2% Black or African American, 20% Hispanic or Latino, 7.05% Asian, 2.53% Two or More Races, 0.197% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.17% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Mercer County Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (22.2%), followed by White Female (17.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

36.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mercer County Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,630 students. The full-time enrollment at Mercer County Community College is 2,779 and the part-time enrollment is 4,851. This means that 36.4% of students enrolled at Mercer County Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Mercer County Community College was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Mercer County Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,850

  2. Black or African American

    1,620

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,525

The enrolled student population at Mercer County Community College is 37.4% White, 21.2% Black or African American, 20% Hispanic or Latino, 7.05% Asian, 2.53% Two or More Races, 0.197% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.17% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 581 students (7.61%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 65 more women than men received degrees from Mercer County Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Mercer County Community College are white (495 degrees awarded). There were 3.04 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (163 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Mercer County Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Mercer County Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (302 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (9 degrees), and Protective Services (82 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mercer County Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (190,641 people), Other managers (157,679 people), Police officers (123,627 people), Graphic designers (97,885 people), and Postsecondary teachers (73,813 people).

The most specialized majors at Mercer County Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (302 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (9 degrees), Protective Services (82 degrees), Engineering Technologies (37 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (61 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mercer County Community College are Physicians, Surgeons, Marketing managers, Information security analysts, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Mercer County Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (302 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (9 degrees), Protective Services (82 degrees), Engineering Technologies (37 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (61 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mercer County Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (333,313 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (312,549 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (172,068 people), Computer Systems Design (134,547 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (100,384 people).

The most specialized majors at Mercer County Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (302 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (9 degrees), Protective Services (82 degrees), Engineering Technologies (37 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (61 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Mercer County Community College.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In N/A, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Mercer County Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 472

  2. 537

In 2017, 472 degrees were awarded to men at Mercer County Community College, which is 0.879 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (537).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 116 degrees were awarded to men at Mercer County Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.624 times less than the 186 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 186 degrees were awarded to women at Mercer County Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.6 times more than the 116 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

5%

100% Completion Time

16%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 5% of students graduating from Mercer County Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 16% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 21% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (27.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Mercer County Community College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (27.3% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 4.59% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    495 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    163 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    149 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mercer County Community College is white (495 degrees awarded). There were 3.04 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (163 degrees).

5.95% of degree recipients (60 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    252 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    243 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    99 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Mercer County Community College is white female (252 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (243 degrees).

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Operations

Mercer County Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $10.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-23.3k (-0.213%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Mercer County Community College had a total expenditure of $72M. Of that $72M, they spent $37.3M on salaries and $72M on benefits.

Mercer County Community College employs 54 Professors, 31 Assistant professors, and 23 Associate professors. Most academics at Mercer County Community College are Male Professors (28), Female Professors(26), and Female Assistant professors (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mercer County Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 61 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 57 employees, and Management with 35 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$10.9M

2017 Endowment

21.5%

growth from 2016

Mercer County Community College has an endowment valued at about $10.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Mercer County Community College grew 21.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.28M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Mercer County Community College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$37.3M

Salary Expenditure

$72M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Mercer County Community College had a total expenditure of $72M. Of that $72M, they spent $37.3M on salaries and $72M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Mercer County Community College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$37.3M

2017 Salaries

10.4%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Mercer County Community College paid a median of $37.3M in salaries, which represents 51.8% of their overall expenditure ($72M) and a 10.4% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.17% decline from 2015 and a 1.04% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.72M

Instructional Salaries

109

Number of Employees

In 2017, Mercer County Community College paid a total of $8.72M to 109 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.95M (28.7%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

54 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

61 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mercer County Community College were Professor with 54 employees; Assistant professor with 31 employees; and Assistant professor with 23 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mercer County Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 61 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 57 employees; and Management with 35 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mercer County Community College was Male Professor with 28 employees, Female Professor with 26 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 17 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Mercer County Community College.

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