Northern Essex Community College

100 Elliott Street
Haverhill, MA 01830-2399
Tel: (978)556-3000
6,963 students
Public institution
The mission of Northern Essex Community College is to serve the people of the Greater Merrimack Valley as a caring and comprehensive center of educational excellence that offers high quality, affordable adult and post secondary education through the Associate Degree level, as well as a broad range of occupational programs and community services which enhance the social, cultural and economic life of the region.
School Highlights
Northern Essex Community College serves 6,963 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is lower than the state community college average of 26:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 38%.
Northern Essex Community College is one of 3 community colleges within Essex County, MA.
The nearest community college is North Shore Community College (14.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 284 teachers has grown by 31% over five years.
College Northern Essex Community College (MA) 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 Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty 284 staff 90 staff

Student Body

The student population of 6,963 has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 33:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has declined by 13% over five years.
Total Enrollment 6,963 students 2,021 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 25:1 26:1
# Full-Time Students 2,298 students 758 students
# Part-Time Students 4,665 students 1,479 students
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
% Non Resident races
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. 0.51 0.58

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,768 is less than the state average of $5,094. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,552 is less than the state average of $10,038. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,768 $5,094
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,552 $10,038
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 75% 89%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Northern Essex is located in the Merrimack Valley in northeastern Massachusetts, just a few miles from the New Hampshire border, our mission is to provide access to quality higher education at an affordable cost. We offer post secondary education through the associate degree level, including career programs in areas such as nursing and allied health, computers, criminal justice, paralegal studies, and deaf studies and dozens of transfer programs for students who want to start at Northern Essex and transfer for their junior and senior years, eventually earning a bachelor's degree or higher. Excellent facilities, solid academic support services and a dynamic student activity program are part of the educational opportunities available at Northern Essex. Flexible scheduling and the option of completing your degree or certificate at your own pace are hallmarks of a Northern Essex education. Northern Essex Community College is justifiably proud of the quality of education and services we offer to our students. Each year over 15,000 individuals study at Northern Essex either full- or part-time. We have a teaching faculty who concentrate their education, experience and effort in the classroom. When your education is completed, you will have the skills needed to join the thousands of Northern Essex graduates who have transferred successfully to baccalaureate programs, or who have become a part of the highly skilled business, industrial and professional work force for which New England is famous.

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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 0.58, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. 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.