North Shore Community College in Danvers

Danvers, MA

(Rating 3.2 based on 5 reviews)
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North Shore Community College offers 258-degree programs and 6 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. 1 high safety campus. 38.7% are women, and 61.3% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at North Shore Community College is 8150$, that is at the level of national average. 17% of full-time North Shore Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $30,400, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The North Shore Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, North Shore Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$6,947
$30,001 - $48,000$7,699
$48,001 - $75,000$9,306
$75,001 - $110,000$11,742



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


3710 of North Shore Community College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 50 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes North Shore Community College number 65 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Massachusetts.

Students at North Shore Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in North Shore Community College.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Graduation Rate


North Shore Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

17% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to North Shore Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at North Shore Community College is 15:1, that means that for every 15 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In North Shore Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at North Shore Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Massachusetts.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Lynn Campus

The campus located by 300 Broad Street address in Lynn, Massachusetts.


Lynn Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of North Shore Community College with 0.01% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Lynn Campus are forcible sex offense and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

North Shore Community College offers 258 programs in total: 141 are for Associate's degree, 108 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 9 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 192 universities in Massachusetts state, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree. North Shore Community College is one of the few institutions in Massachusetts that offers a 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 6 distance education programs that are offered in the North Shore Community College: 3 are for Associate's degree and 3 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Massachusetts state average data to help you compare.


North Shore Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 4683 students with 140486 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for North Shore Community College

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I have done four semesters at NSCC in the Criminal Justice program over the past two years. North Shore was a decent place for me to start my college education, as I feel like going to a full-fedged State University for four years is a massive scam and waste of money. Professor Koshivas and D'Agastino were great and I learned a great deal in their classes. The Danvers campus is very clean and modern and much nicer than the Lynn campus, which gave me the feeling of being in a dirty train tunnel.My issues with the school pertain to its administration. I had multiple issues when enrolling for classes during each semester. It seemed like no matter what some piece of paperwork would be lost. Once they even lost proof of one of my scholarships, luckily I had copies. When it came time to cut the check for the semester there would always be an issue with the amount. Sometimes we overpaid, sometimes we underpaid, it was as though they never got the final amount right on the first try. It was frusturating to deal with.Another issue I had was with the WiFi in the school. I would be in the library during the period between classes on my laptop trying to get work done, only to find the connection suddenly stopped and I could no longer connect to the internet. Some days were worse than others with this, it was very unpredictable as to when it would work and when it would not.I won't end up graduating from North Shore as of right now as I'm going the military route instead. However, there are some very good professors at this school, just be prepared to deal with a mediocre administrative department if you decide that North Shore is for you.

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NSCC is a great community college to attend. The campus is beautiful and the professors and admin are all great people and are very willing to work with their students. I had a fantastic time going back to school here and I encourage anyone who is on the fence about attending to go.

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Went here during 2013-2014 for my associates in marketing, its an alright college. Tho my only bad points I remember from this is the intern job finder guy was really rude and I had other people who told me they had him too and he was rude to them as well. another bad point was one of the class counselors who made me take an unnecessary course and told me if i didn't take it i wouldn't get my degree only to find out that they lied and i didn't need to take that course (no refunds of course). Last bad point I remember was one of the job counselors who said they would help me find a job pretty much ghosted me after our first meeting. They gave such a wonderful speech about how I was going to get a lot of help finding a job and that i wouldn't be disappointed. well disappointment city here i came first class. total ghosted and never heard from after the second week of trying to talk to them. gave up trying to finding a job threw here. otherwise its an alright place but seriously have enough parking places that people taking classes here and no teacher saved parking spots for teachers who arent even there and we can see are sitting empty for most if not the entire day.Edit to respond to the owner: Sorry but I will not be using your "job finding services". After the first guy Matt Coulter if i remember his name right, was really rude and pretty much did absolutely NOTHING to help me when I had a problem with my internship. Then the job helper person I got to help me find a full time job litterly GHOSTED me, IE: never returning any phone calls, emails and was never there even tho I told they were there on the days they would be in, on 3 separate occasions I wasted my time trying to meet someone who just happened to "not" be there. Sorry your place litterly had two chances to help me and all i got was nothing but rudeness and nothingness. Have a nice day

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Currently taking classes in Danvers. So far I love the school because its small and intimate. Parking is easy.. Will update review after transfer

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This place sux jus by reading the reviews im definitly not goin to the certificate program i want to go to there was feq i wanted to look up they donr have a defail program to detail the cars boats w.e really and the dont have a program for sales to to get ur sles degree see ya late this college sux cokc!!!!

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Location & Website

Address: 1 Ferncroft Rd


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +97876240004350

Institution is active in current year: 1

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