In 1988, The College of New Jersey Board of Trustees approved the college's long-range financial plan that included a property acquisition program. One of the purposes of this program is to foster a community environment whereby students, faculty and staff may interact more fully on social and educational levels. The mission statement of the college refers to this concept as a "community of learners."
The mission of the Trenton State College Corporation is to provide off-campus real estate management, acquisition and development services in support of the academic, faculty and student life goals of The College of New Jersey.
The Corporation satisfies this mission by managing faculty/staff and student housing programs, by implementing a strategic property acquisition plan, by offering management to College-owned property off campus, and by promoting the image of the College within the wider Ewing and Hopewell communities.