North Shore Community College

1 Ferncroft Rd, Danvers
MA, 01923-0840
Tel:
7,912 students
Public institution

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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 7,912 students (39% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 31%.
North Shore Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Essex County, MA.
The nearest community college is ITT Technical Institute-Wilmington (9.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
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

Student Body

The student population of 7,912 teachers has grown by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 26:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.39 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment
7,912 students
1,303 students
North Shore Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
3,064 students
834 students
North Shore Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 4,848 students
1,040 students
North Shore Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
North Shore Community College sch enrollment North Shore Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
4%
2%
North Shore Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
11%
7%
North Shore Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
7%
11%
North Shore Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
77%
66%
North Shore Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
North Shore Community College More (2010-2012)
North Shore Community College sch ethnicity North Shore Community College sta ethnicity
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. 0.39 0.44
North Shore Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,056 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 23% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,624 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,056 $5,890
North Shore Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,624 $10,050
North Shore Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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.

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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 $20,046 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Massachusetts is 64%. 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 0.49, which is higher than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Sanford-Brown College-Boston. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.