Mercer County Community College will offer Rutgers off-campus program this fall

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Friday, May 31, 2013

Rutgers University and Mercer County Community College have reached an agreement that will allow graduates of the college’s two-year programs to be taught by Rutgers instructors at the school in West Windsor and to receive bachelor’s degrees from the university.

Beginning in the fall, students who have completed their associate degrees or equivalent studies at the community college will be able to pursue bachelor’s degrees in Rutgers’ nursing, political science, and labor and employment relations programs without traveling to any of the university’s campuses.

“The most important part is that it gives the students the ability to complete their degrees close to home,” college spokesman Jim Gardner said.

Students will be held to Rutgers’ admission criteria and must have either earned an associate’s degree or 60 credits to be considered, Rutgers said in a news release.

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