Some of the 19 community colleges located in New Jersey are Atlantic Cape Community College, Hudson County Community College, Mercer County Community College, Raritan County Community College, Brookdale Community College and Passaic County Community College. These schools help to serve the educational needs of New Jersey state residents.
One example of a New Jersey community college is Mercer County Community College. Mercer is a two-year college located in the central region of the state. It awards students associate degrees and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Mercer offers approximately 1,200 courses and 80 certificate and degree programs each year. The college maintains two campuses: James Kerney Campus, which is located in Trenton, and West Windsor Campus, which is located about six miles north of Trenton. As of 2015, Mercer has about 11,000 students.
Another community college is Atlantic Cape Community College. This school was founded in 1964 as the second community college in the state. Atlantic Cape is located in the New Jersey Pinelands, 15 miles west of Atlantic City. The college provides courses and more than 45 degree programs to students living in Cape May and Atlantic counties. As of 2015, Atlantic Cape Community College enrolls 7,000 students.