North Shore Community College

North Shore Community College

North Shore Community College, also known as NSCC, is a two-year, community college located in Danvers, Massachusetts, United States. It offers an array of associate degrees as well as a transfer program for students to earn credits for transfer to other colleges. The college's main campus is located in Danvers. It also has a satellite campus in Lynn for credit courses, and a campus in Beverly.

NSCC has its own student-run newspaper called The Pennon. There are several student clubs and organizations on campus. Some of these are the Alpha Eta Rho, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), and Poets and Writers Society. There are also special International clubs to assist foreign students with admission into the college.

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North Shore Community College
1 Ferncroft Rd
Danvers , MA 01923-0840
General Phone: (508) 762-4000

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North Shore Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Security and Law Enforcement177criminal justice and safety, fire protection tech
Liberal Arts176liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities
Nursing and Emergency Medicine93registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Medical Support and Technology79medical coding, medical assistant, veterinary assistant, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, radiographer, mental health services tech
Therapy and Counseling63physical therapist assistant, substance abuse counseling, mental and social health services
Family and Social Work53adult development and aging, child care provider
Business and Management52business management, accounting technology, marketing
Beauty and Cosmetology49cosmetology, aesthetician and skin care
Engineering Technician44telecommunications tech, energy systems tech, mechanical engineering related tech, mechanical drafting
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy30occupational therapist assistant, dietetic technician
Law26legal secretary, legal assistant
Education and Teaching18elementary school teaching, early childhood education, teacher aide
Animal Science and Care17animal grooming, animal services
Landscaping and Horticulture15applied horticulture, floristry
Cooking and Culinary Arts15culinary arts services
Computer Science and Engineering14computer and info science, computer programming, computer science, web design, network management
Design14graphic design
Medicine13health professions
Medical Administration11medical secretary, health and medical administrative
Office and Administration6executive secretary, office data entry
Science and Laboratory Technician6biology tech
Hospitality5hotel management, hospitality administration
Transportation2commercial pilot and flight crew
Agricultural Science and Management2various food science courses

Number of programs and degrees for North Shore Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree65842
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years965
Award of less than 1 academic year23124

North Shore Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, North Shore Community College had a total enrollment of 7,107 students (4,609 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 65%
Black 8%
Hispanic 12%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 11%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 23%
20-21 21%
22-24 14%
25-29 12%
30-34 7%
35-39 7%
40-49 11%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

North Shore Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 62 %
Part-Time 65 %

North Shore Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Danvers, Massachusetts for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Massachusetts Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

North Shore Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,000
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,568
Books and supplies $ 800

Financial Aid:
North Shore Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 217300)

North Shore Community College Faculty

North Shore Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year30$72,11049$65,379
Associate professoracademic year8$51,74920$53,618
Assistant professoracademic year6$50,6629$48,694
Instructoracademic year2*11$41,403
All faculty totalacademic year46$64,55889$58,085

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

North Shore Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Food Science and Technology, Other

Animal Science And Care
Agricultural and Domestic Animal Services, Other
Dog/Pet/Animal Grooming

Beauty And Cosmetology
Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other
Telecommunications Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Adult Development and Aging
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Hospitality Administration/Management, Other
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Medical Administration
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetic Technician (DTR)
Occupational Therapist Assistant

Office And Administration
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician

Therapy And Counseling
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Physical Therapist Assistant
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew

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North Shore Community College Highlights

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What Sets North Shore Community College Apart:

% of degrees in security and law enforcement
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% of degrees in law
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Number of students
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% of degrees in therapy and counseling
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Top 11%North Shore Community College % of degrees in therapy and counseling
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
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Top 16%North Shore Community College % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 18%North Shore Community College % of full-time faculty on tenure track
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% of degrees in medicine
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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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