Mercer County Community College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,916

2.53% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$5,449

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

15%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

7,560

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 2016, 995 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mercer County Community College. 52.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (490 degrees), 2.95 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (166 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mercer County Community College is $2,916, which is $-4,404 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Mercer County Community College is $2,916, which is $-4,404 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,449.

In 2016, 36% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 9% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,916

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Mercer County Community College was $2,916. The cost of tuition at Mercer County Community College is $-4,404 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

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Average Net Price

$5,449

2016 Value

0.721%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Mercer County Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,449. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Mercer County Community College grew by 0.721%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,706

Room and Board

$1,320

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mercer County Community College was of $7,706 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,320. The cost of room and board decreased by 5.33% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.69% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

36%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

9%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

36% of undergraduate students at Mercer County Community College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 2.7% with respect to 2015, when 37% 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%

2015 Default Rate

103

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Mercer County Community College was 15%, which represents 103 out of the 686 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 7,560 students enrolled at Mercer County Community College in 2016, 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 7,560 students. The full-time enrollment at Mercer County Community College is 2,752 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,808. 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 39% White, 20.7% Black or African American, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, 7.18% Asian, 2.55% Two or More Races, 0.238% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.159% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Mercer County Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (20.4%), followed by White Female (17.4%) 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 7,560 students. The full-time enrollment at Mercer County Community College is 2,752 and the part-time enrollment is 4,808. This means that 36.4% of students enrolled at Mercer County Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36.5% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%

2016 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 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), 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

    2,945

  2. Black or African American

    1,563

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,457

The enrolled student population at Mercer County Community College is 39% White, 20.7% Black or African American, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, 7.18% Asian, 2.55% Two or More Races, 0.238% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.159% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 46.8% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 511 students (6.76%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 55 more women than men received degrees from Mercer County Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Mercer County Community College are white (490 degrees awarded). There were 2.95 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (166 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 (328 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (10 degrees), and Protective Services (68 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mercer County Community College are Designers (198,010 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (172,006 people), Miscellaneous managers (153,121 people), Police officers (131,541 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (66,474 people).

The most specialized majors at Mercer County Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (328 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (10 degrees), Protective Services (68 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (61 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (48 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mercer County Community College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, Physicians & surgeons, Dental hygienists, and General & operations managers

The most specialized majors at Mercer County Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (328 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (10 degrees), Protective Services (68 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (61 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (48 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mercer County Community College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (324,327 people), Elementary & secondary schools (300,796 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (155,020 people), Hospitals (93,243 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (92,122 people).

The most specialized majors at Mercer County Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (328 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (10 degrees), Protective Services (68 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (61 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (48 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. 470

  2. 525

In 2016, 470 degrees were awarded to men at Mercer County Community College, which is 0.895 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (525).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 152 degrees were awarded to men at Mercer County Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.864 times less than the 176 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 176 degrees were awarded to women at Mercer County Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.16 times more than the 152 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

4%

100% Completion Time

13%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 4% 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, 13% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 18% 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

    490 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    166 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    138 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mercer County Community College is white (490 degrees awarded). There were 2.95 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (166 degrees).

9.05% of degree recipients (90 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    257 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    233 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    84 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Mercer County Community College is white female (257 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (233 degrees).

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Operations

Mercer County Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $8.95M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $59.9k (0.669%), compared to the 1.4% average return ($43.5k on $3.12M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2015, Mercer County Community College had a total expenditure of $67.9M. Of that $67.9M, they spent $35.6M on salaries and $67.9M on benefits.

Mercer County Community College employs 60 Professors, 26 Assistant professors, and 20 Associate professors. Most academics at Mercer County Community College are Male Professors (31), Female Professors(29), and Female Assistant professors (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mercer County Community College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 67 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 54 employees, and Management with 37 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$8.95M

2015 Endowment

0.495%

decline from 2014

Mercer County Community College has an endowment valued at about $8.95M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Mercer County Community College declined 0.495% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.84M 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 2015, 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

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$35.6M

Salary Expenditure

$67.9M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Mercer County Community College had a total expenditure of $67.9M. Of that $67.9M, they spent $35.6M on salaries and $67.9M 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

$35.6M

2015 Salaries

1.04%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Mercer County Community College paid a median of $35.6M in salaries, which represents 52.5% of their overall expenditure ($67.9M) and a 1.04% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.81% decline from 2013 and a 3.42% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.3M (44.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.88M

Instructional Salaries

113

Number of Employees

In 2015, Mercer County Community College paid a total of $8.88M to 113 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.44M (31%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

60 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

67 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mercer County Community College were Professor with 60 employees; Assistant professor with 26 employees; and Assistant professor with 20 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mercer County Community College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 67 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 54 employees; and Management with 37 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mercer County Community College was Male Professor with 31 employees, Female Professor with 29 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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