North Shore Community College
- 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.
- The teacher population of 282 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|North Shore Community College||(MA) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Institution Control||Public||Private, non-profit|
|Total Faculty||282 staff||96 staff|
|Total Enrollment||7,412 students||3,428 students|
|# Full-Time Students||2,575 students||1,076 students|
|# Part-Time Students||4,837 students||2,352 students|
|% Two or more races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate (Year 2015)|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$33,200||$35,500|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to North Shore Community College is Marian Court College (9.5 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 277 students | 9.50 Mi35 Little/'/s Point Rd
Swampscott,  MA  01907
- 283 students | 13.40 Mi170 Governors Ave
Medford,  MA  02155
- 6,963 students | 14.90 Mi100 Elliott Street
Haverhill,  MA  01830
- 14,253 students | 15.60 Mi250 New Rutherford Ave
Charlestown,  MA  02129
- 474 students | 16.60 Mi215 First St
Cambridge,  MA  02142
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.