About Mercer

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, makes it convenient to earn an undergraduate close to home. Rutgers understands that balancing school with a family, work, and/or a long commute can be challenging. Our Rutgers Off Campus degree program provides an opportunity for you to reach your educational goals with flexibility and convenience.

Rutgers continues to demonstrate its commitment to serving the needs of New Jersey residents by expanding our reach and providing access to exceptional academics through our community college partners, including Mercer. Community college graduates looking to obtain a four-year degree, seasoned professionals seeking to increase their marketability, or individuals wanting to enhance their skills as they re-enter the workforce will find a host of opportunities through the Rutgers Off Campus program.

About The Campus

Mercer County Community College, located in the West Windsor, NJ  is an excellent resource for residents of Mercer County. The College offers (2-year) associate degrees in over 65 programs, plus noncredit classes in many areas of personal and professional interest.                   

The College was founded in 1966 and is publicly supported comprehensive educational institution that provides opportunities for higher education through an open-door admission policy. The scenic 292-acre West Windsor campus was opened in 1972 to serve the needs of Mercer County residents. Mercer County CC enrolls more than 13,000 students in one or more classes each semester with international students (non-immigrant) originating from more than 100 countries and comprising of 4.3% of the student population.    

Academic Requirements

The Rutgers Off Campus undergraduate degree completion program provides students, who have earned an associate’s degree from an accredited community college, the opportunity to pursue a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers; up to 64 credits can be transferred. Those interested in pursuing graduate studies must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university.

Anyone looking to enroll in the Rutgers Off Campus degree program must meet the admissions criteria of Rutgers University. All applications are submitted to and reviewed by the university admissions department. Students who successfully complete an Off Campus degree receive a traditional Rutgers diploma; there is no mention of off-campus matriculation.

Faculty and Staff

All Rutgers Off Campus courses are taught by Rutgers University faculty members who are renowned for their teaching and research skills. Depending on the degree program, online courses may also be available.