North Shore Community College

1 Ferncroft Rd
Danvers, MA 01923-0840
Tel: (978)762-4000
7,412 students
Public institution
North Shore Community College is a source of hope and opportunity and a regional leader for social and economic change. Blending tradition and innovation, liberal arts and career preparation, intellectual development and cultural and personal growth, we foster a diverse and caring community of learners where all are welcome and each is challenged. We offer lifelong education responsive to changing community needs, a global economy, evolving technology and the shifting roles faced by individuals and institutions. Our greatest contribution to the commonwealth is the success and achievement of our students.
School Highlights
North Shore Community College serves 7,412 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 45%.
North Shore Community College is one of 3 community colleges within Essex County, MA.
The nearest community college is Marian Court College (9.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 282 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College North Shore Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 282 staff
62 staff
North Shore Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 7,412 has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has decreased from 30:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.44 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment 7,412 students 1,371 students
North Shore Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1
22:1
North Shore Community College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 2,575 students
779 students
North Shore Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 4,837 students
1,083 students
North Shore Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
North Shore Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
3%
5%
North Shore Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
14%
20%
North Shore Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
8%
15%
North Shore Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
73%
49%
North Shore Community College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
2%
3%
North Shore Community College More (2010-2014)
% Unknown races
1%
6%
North Shore Community College Unknown (2006-2014)
North Shore Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.44 0.70
North Shore Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,296 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,137 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,296 $5,664
North Shore Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,137 $10,360
North Shore Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 84%
90%
North Shore Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Since its founding in 1965, NSCC has grown from a single building to three campuses and from five to over one hundred academic programs. Established in 1965, North Shore Community College is one of the oldest and largest of the fifteen community colleges in Massachusetts. Operating from campuses in Lynn, Beverly, and Danvers, we serve 26 cities and towns along the coastal region from north metropolitan Boston to Cape Ann. NSCC delivers post-secondary education to 7,500 students each year through more than 90 programs of study. The College also provides lifelong learning opportunities to more than 500,000 area residents through workforce development training to businesses and individuals, cultural enrichment activities, and community development resources.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Marian Court College
    Private not-for-profit
    277 students | 9.50 Mi35 Little/'/s Point Rd
    Swampscott MA 1907
    (781)309-5200
    9.50277
  • 347 students | 9.80 Mi200 Ballardvale Street, Building 1, Suite 200
    Wilmington MA 1887
    (978)658-2636
    9.80347
  • 283 students | 13.40 Mi170 Governors Ave
    Medford MA 2155
    (781)306-6600
    13.40283
  • 6,963 students | 14.90 Mi100 Elliott Street
    Haverhill MA 01830
    (978)556-3000
    14.906,963
  • 14,253 students | 15.60 Mi250 New Rutherford Ave
    Boston MA 02129
    (617)228-2000
    15.6014,253
Did You Know?
For Massachusetts public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,274 per year for in-state students and $9,235 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $22,255 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Massachusetts is 75%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Massachusetts community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.64, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Massachusetts is New England College of Business and Finance. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.