Northern Essex Community College

Northern Essex Community College

Northern Essex Community College, also referred to as Northern Essex, NECC, or Necco, is a coeducational, public, community college with two campuses located in Haverhill and Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States. It was established in 1965. The College grants admission to more than 6,000 students every year. The College offers more than 70 academic programs — associate degrees and certificates — to its students.

The departments at NECC include the following:

  • Art & Design
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Computer Information Sciences
  • Technology & Engineering
  • English
  • Sport, Fitness & Leisure Studies

Northern Essex Community College's sports teams are known as the Knights. The official mascot is the Knight. The college sponsors baseball, basketball, cross country, track and field, and volleyball.

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Contacting Northern Essex Community College

Northern Essex Community College
100 Elliott Street
Haverhill , MA 01830-2399
General Phone: (978) 556-3000

Northern Essex Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts188sign language translation, liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Medical Support and Technology121dental assistant, medical assistant, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, phlebotomy, mental health services tech
Business and Management111business, business management, logistics, business administration, accounting, accounting technology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine93EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, critical care nursing
Security and Law Enforcement81criminal justice and police
Education and Teaching49elementary school teaching, early childhood education, drama and dance teaching
Computer Science and Engineering43computer and info science, computer and info science courses, computer programming, computer networking
Photography and Commercial Art37commercial art
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy26sports and fitness management, alternative medicine
Engineering Technician22electronics tech, electrical/electronic tech, electromechanical instrument tech, computer engineering tech, computer systems tech, drafting and design tech, engineering technician
Law17legal assistant
Medical Administration14medical records tech, health and medical administrative
Therapy and Counseling12substance abuse counseling
Design10design and visual communication
Hospitality10hotel management
Media8radio and TV tech
Family and Social Work1social work

Number of programs and degrees for Northern Essex Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree60630
Award of less than 1 academic year15021
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years878

Northern Essex Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Northern Essex Community College had a total enrollment of 6,526 students (4,104 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 59%
Black 3%
Hispanic 21%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 14%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 24%
20-21 17%
22-24 13%
25-29 11%
30-34 8%
35-39 7%
40-49 12%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Hampshire18%

Northern Essex Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 56 %
Part-Time 45 %

Northern Essex Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Haverhill, 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.

Northern Essex Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,808
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,592
Books and supplies $ 900

Financial Aid:
Northern Essex Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 217400)

Northern Essex Community College Faculty

Northern Essex Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2136

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year20$70,52223$67,154
Associate professoracademic year4$56,12810$54,666
Assistant professoracademic year14$49,86818$50,243
Instructoracademic year4$46,89115$50,679
All faculty totalacademic year42$60,01666$56,905

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

Northern Essex Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Logistics and Materials Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Sciences, Other

Design and Visual Communications, General

Education And Teaching
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Electromechanical Instrumentation/Maintenance Techs, Other
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation

Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Critical Care Nursing
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems, Other
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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Northern Essex Community College Highlights

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What Sets Northern Essex Community College Apart:

% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 5%Northern Essex Community College % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Northern Essex Community College Number of students
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Northern Essex Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%Northern Essex Community College % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
Female % of student body
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 16%Northern Essex Community College Female % of student body
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Northern Essex Community College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in business and management
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%Northern Essex Community College % of degrees in business and management
% of degrees in photography and commercial art
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%Northern Essex Community College % of degrees in photography and commercial art
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Northern Essex Community College % of degrees in security and law enforcement
% of degrees in law
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 19%Northern Essex Community College % of degrees in law

checked Open admission
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 On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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