North Shore Community College

Danvers, MA
North Shore Community College

Brief Description

North Shore Community College is a two-year school that awards associate's degrees to students who complete their programs. It also offers transfer programs for students who are working toward degrees at other schools. The three campuses, Beverly, Lynn and Danvers, are all located in Massachusetts. NSCC is proud to serve the local community. Over 90% of NSCC graduates live on the North Shore. NSCC is an integral part of the regional culture.

The school was founded in 1965 and originally only offered five programs. Today, it serves over 15,000 credit and non-credit students, as well as the surrounding communities. North Shore Community College participates in employment training and local enrichment initiatives. It currently offers over 100 degree programs. NSCC likes to keep its classes small to ensure that students receive the attention and interaction they need in order to get the most out of their coursework.

The Lynn campus is conveniently located right next to the local rail station. The building is a bit quainter than the ones on the other campuses, though students find the library to be exceptionally comfortable and well-stocked with literature and research resources. The facility at Danvers is newer and more current in terms of technology. It attracts a slightly more affluent student body than the Lynn campus does. Students report feeling very safe on this campus, and many of them are happy to take advantage of the free printers scattered throughout the hallways. The online courses are set up in a way that is easy to understand. The interface is simple, and the professors are quick to respond to emails.

Students find North Shore Community College to be an effective starting point for great achievements. Many of them go on to earn bachelor's and master's degrees. NSCC allows ambitious high school students to take classes, giving them the opportunity to transfer those credits to another school or graduate from college early. The school welcomes students of all ages and life situations. Most NSCC students are over the age of 22. For them, community college represents a chance to make up for lost time and to earn credentials toward more gainful employment. In fact, 86% of students who completed technical or employment training at NSCC found jobs in their fields after just three months. Only 38% of NSCC students attend classes full-time. The rest take classes as their schedules and budgets allow. This illustrates NSCC's commitment to helping people complete their educations. There is no stigma against students who are unable to drop everything in order to go to school.

NSCC aims to give its students well-rounded educations that amount to more than rote job training. NSCC graduates leave the school having touched on both the liberal arts and technical fields. No matter what NSCC graduates decide to do after completing their NSCC programs, they can feel confident that they have been prepared to succeed.

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At A Glance

Total undergraduate enrollment: 6285

Total institution enrollment: 6285

School type: 2-year public

School classification: Associate's Colleges: These institutions offer associate's degree and certificate programs but, with few exceptions, award no baccalaureate degrees.

Campus Location

Main Address

North Shore Community College
1 Ferncroft Rd
Danvers, MA 1923


(508) 762-4000


Undergraduate Demographics

Male undergraduate population: 38%

Female undergraduate population: 62%

Undergrad visible minorities: No Data

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered: Less than one year, One but less than two years, Associate's

Accounting Technician
Agricultural Animal Husbandry And Production
Agriculture / Agricultural Sciences Other
Aircraft Pilot And Navigator Professional
Alcohol / Drug Abuse Counseling
Biological Technology / Technician
Business Administration And Management
Business Computer Programming / Programm
Business Marketing And Marketing Management
Community Health Liaison
Computer And Information Sciences General
Computer And Information Sciences Other
Computer Installer And Repairer
Computer Science General
Criminal Justice General
Dietician Assistant
Drafting Other
Elder Care Provider / Companion
Electrical / Electronic Engineering Technology
Electromechanical Technology / Technician
Engineering General
Engineering Related Technologies / Technician
English Technical And Business Writing
Executive Assistant / Secretary
Fire Protection And Safety Technology / Technician
Forest Harvesting And Production Technology
Graphic Design Commercial Art And Illustration
Health Aide
Health And Medical Administrative Services
Health And Medical Assistants Other
Health And Medical Diagnostic And Treatment
Health And Medical Preparatory Programs
Health And Physical Education / Fitness
Health Professions And Related Sciences
Horticulture Services Operations And Management
Hospitality Services Management Other
Information Processing / Data Entry Technician
Information Sciences And Systems
Legal Administrative Assistant / Secretary
Liberal Arts And Sciences / General Studies
Liberal Arts And Sciences / Liberal Studies
Medical Administrative Assistant / Secretary
Medical Assistant
Medical Office Management
Medical Radiologic Technology / Technician
Medical Transcription
Mental Health Services Other
Nursing Rn Training
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Ornamental Horticulture Operations And Management
Paralegal / Legal Assistant
Physical Therapy Assistant
Practical Nurse L P N Training
Pre Elementary Early Childhood Kindergarten
Psychiatric / Mental Health Services Technician
Respiratory Therapy Technician
Surgical / Operating Room Technician
Teacher Assistant / Aide
Veterinarian Assistant / Animal Health