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Study at 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.

Profile of North Shore Community College

Danvers, MA is home to North Shore Community College. Danvers is a large suburb. The school is a public institution. Degrees at North Shore Community College go up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in nutrition and exercise therapy and security and law enforcement.

North Shore Community College Selectivity

Prospective students are drawn to the school's open admissions. Since a large share of students are from out-of-state, you can assume the school has broad appeal.


North Shore Community College has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

North Shore Community College has 7, 107 enrolled students .

The school reports its educational mission is:

"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 or institutions. Our greatest contribution to the Commonwealth is the success and achievement of our students. "

North Shore Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Security and Law Enforcement188criminal justice and safety, fire protection tech
Liberal Arts172liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities
Nursing and Emergency Medicine93registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, health aide
Medical Support and Technology77radiographer, surgical tech, respiratory care tech, medical assistant, medical coding, mental health services tech, veterinary assistant, pharmacy tech
Therapy and Counselling62mental and social health services, physical therapist assistant, substance abuse Counselling
Beauty and Cosmetology42cosmetology, aesthetician and skin care
Family and Social Work39child care provider, adult development and aging
Law34legal assistant, legal secretary
Business and Management32business management, accounting technology, marketing
Medicine27health professions
Engineering Technician25telecommunications tech, mechanical engineering related tech, mechanical drafting, engineering technician
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy25occupational therapist assistant, dietetic technician, health and fitness
Education and Teaching19teacher aide, early childhood education, elementary school teaching
Design18graphic design
Computer Science and Engineering14computer and info science, computer programming, computer science, network management, web design
Landscaping and Horticulture14applied horticulture, floristry
Animal Science and Care14animal services
office and Administration10executive secretary, office data entry
Cooking and Culinary Arts10culinary arts services
Medical administration5medical secretary, health and medical administrative
Agricultural Science and Management5various food science courses
Hospitality4hospitality administration, hotel management
Transportation4commercial pilot and flight crew
Science and Laboratory Technician3biology tech

Contact: North Shore Community College

North Shore Community College

1 Ferncroft Rd

Danvers, MA 01923-0840

General Phone: (508) 762-4000


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