Statement of Accreditation Status

Mercer County Community College

  • CEO: Dr. Deborah Preston, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Elizabeth Anderson
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Kushnood Haq, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional » Two-year, medium
  • Control: Public
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1967
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2016
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2022-2023

Contact Information

1200 Old Trenton Road P. O. Box B
Trenton, NJ 08690-1099

(609) 586-4800

www.mccc.edu

  • March 5, 2020
    To note that the Mid-Point Peer Review has been conducted and no further evidence is required at this time. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • November 16, 2017
    To accept the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • October 30, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the instructional site at Dempster Fire Training Center, 350 Lawrence Station Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations as an additional location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023
  • June 23, 2016
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To remove the warning because the institution is now in compliance with Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment) and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning) and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2017, documenting the further implementation of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning, and allocating resources (Standard 7). The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • March 3, 2016
    To accept the supplemental information report. To remind the institution of the Commission's action of June 25, 2015, warning the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that it is currently in compliance with Standard 7 (Institutional Effectiveness) and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To remind the institution of the monitoring report due March 1, 2016. The due date for the next Periodic Review Report will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • November 20, 2015
    To request a supplemental information report, due January 8, 2016, addressing the findings of the U.S. Department of Education's recent investigation.
  • November 19, 2015
    To accept the supplemental information report.
  • November 19, 2015
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To remind the institution of the Commission's action of June 25, 2015, warning the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that it is currently in compliance with Standard 7 (Institutional Effectiveness) and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To remind the institution of the monitoring report due March 1, 2016. The due date for the next Periodic Review Report will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • August 31, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional locations at (1) Edna Mahan Correctional Facility, 30 County Road 513, Clinton, NJ 08809 (2) Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility, 31 Petticoat Lane, Annadale, NJ 08801 (3) Northern State Prison, 1168 Frontage Rd, Newark, NJ 07114; and (4) East Jersey State Prison, 100 Woodbridge Road, Rahway, NJ 07065 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification of thirty days of the commencement of operations at these locations. In the event that operations at these locations do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. To remind the institution of the warning that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 7 (Institutional Effectiveness) and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To remind the institution of the request for a monitoring report, due March 1, 2016, documenting evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standard 7 and Standard 14, including but not limited to, documentation of the development and implementation of (1) a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning, and allocating resources (Standard 7); and (2) a comprehensive, organized, and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning through the use of direct methods of assessment that provide evidence of student achievement of key institutional and program learning outcomes and evidence of institutional support for assessment activities (Standard 14). In addition, the monitoring report should document further steps taken to promote a culture of evidence-based planning and decision-making (Standard 2) and faculty leadership in the assessment of student learning outcomes (Standard 10). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. The due date for the next Periodic Review Report will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • August 5, 2015
    To request a supplemental information report, due October 1, 2015, addressing the recent action of the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
  • June 25, 2015
    To warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 7 (Institutional Effectiveness) and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To request a monitoring report, due March 1, 2016, documenting evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain compliance with Standard 7 and Standard 14, including but not limited to, documentation of the development and implementation of (1) a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning, and allocating resources (Standard 7); and (2) a comprehensive, organized, and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning through the use of direct methods of assessment that provide evidence of student achievement of key institutional and program learning outcomes and evidence of institutional support for assessment activities (Standard 14). In addition, to request that the monitoring report document further steps taken to promote a culture of evidence-based planning and decision-making (Standard 2) and faculty leadership in the assessment of student learning outcomes (Standard 10). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss Commission expectations. The due date for the next Periodic Review Report will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • November 18, 2010
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Additional Location
    Albert C Wagner Youth Correctional Facility
    Ward Avenue P O Box 505
    Bordentown, NJ 08505
  • Additional Location
    Capital Health System - Helene Fuld
    446 Bellevue Avenue
    Trenton, NJ 08618
  • Additional Location
    Dempster Fire Training Center
    350 Lawrence Station Road
    Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
  • Additional Location
    East Jersey State Prison
    100 Woodbridge Road
    Rahway, NJ 07065
    Opened: 08/31/2015
  • Additional Location
    Edna Mahan Correctional Facility
    30 County Road 513
    Clinton, NJ 08809
    Opened: 08/31/2015
  • Additional Location
    Garden State Youth Correctional Facility
    P.O. Box 11401
    Yardville, NJ 08620
  • Additional Location
    James Kerney Campus
    North Broad & Academy Streets
    Trenton, NJ 08618
  • Additional Location
    Mercer County Vocational/Technical School
    Old Trenton Road
    West Windsor, NJ 08550
  • Additional Location
    Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility
    31 Petticoat Lane
    Annadale, NJ 08801
    Opened: 08/31/2015
  • Additional Location
    Northern State Prison
    1168 Frontage Rd
    Newark, NJ 07114
    Opened: 08/31/2015
  • Additional Location
    P S E & G Training & Dev Center
    234 Pierson Avenue
    Edison, NJ 08837
  • Additional Location
    Riverfront State Prison
    P O Box 9104
    Camden, NJ 08101
  • Additional Location
    South Woods State Prison
    215 South Burlington Rd
    Bridgeton, NJ 08302
  • Additional Location
    St. Francis Medical Center
    601 Hamilton Avenue
    Trenton, NJ 08629
  • Additional Location
    Stabilization & Reintegration Pgm Boot C
    POBox 360 Rte 72
    New Lisbon, NJ 08064
  • Other Instructional Site
    Fort Dix FCI
    P O Box 2000 Joint Base MDL
    Fort Dix, NJ 08640
  • Other Instructional Site
    Hamilton High School West
    2720 S Clinton Ave
    Trenton, NJ 08610
  • Other Instructional Site
    Hightstown High School
    25, Leshin Lane
    Hightstown, NJ 08520
  • Other Instructional Site
    Jamesburg Detention Center
    P O Box 500 Grace Hill Road
    Monroe Township, NJ 08831
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lawrence High School
    2525, Princeton Pike
    Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
  • Other Instructional Site
    Mercer County Airport
    1100 Terminal Cir Dr
    West Trenton, NJ 08628
  • Other Instructional Site
    Nottingham High School
    N 1055, Klockner Road
    Hamilton, NJ 08690
  • Other Instructional Site
    Robbinsville High School
    155 Robbinsville Edinburgh Road
    Robbinsville, NJ 08691
  • Other Instructional Site
    Rubino Academy
    11 Buttonwood Drive
    Ewing Township, NJ 08638
  • Other Instructional Site
    Steinert High School
    E 2900 Klockner Road
    Hamilton, NJ 08690
  • Other Instructional Site
    Terra Momo Bread Company
    74 Witherspoon Street
    Princeton, NJ 08542
  • Other Instructional Site
    The Lewis School of Princeton
    53 Bayard Place
    Princceton, NJ 08540
  • Other Instructional Site
    Trenton Central High School
    School of Communications 520 Chestnut Avenue
    Trenton, NJ 08611
  • Other Instructional Site
    Trenton Central High School
    135 E Hanover Street
    Trenton, NJ 08618
  • Other Instructional Site
    Trenton Central High School - West Campus
    1001 W State Street
    Trenton, NJ 08618

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