North Shore Community College

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

One Ferncroft Road

Box 3340

Danvers, MA 01923-0840

(978) 762-4188

Fax: (978) 762-4015

Contact: Jennifer Kirk

Director of Recruitment
Main Address

One Ferncroft Road

Danvers, MA 01923-0840

(978) 762-4000

Total undergrads: 7,223

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,523

Degree-seeking undergrads: 6,331


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

School achievement record considered for health, engineering, computer science programs; some prerequisite course requirements exist.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agriculture – General C
Floristry/Floriculture A
Horticultural Services A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Graphic Design A,C

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting Technology A
Business Administration/Management A
E-Commerce C
Executive Assistant A
Hospitality Administration/Management A
Hotel/Motel Management A
Information Processing/Data Entry C
Marketing Management A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General A,C
Computer Science A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A
Information Sciences/Systems C
Networking/LAN/WAN Management C
Web/Multimedia Design C


Early Childhood Education A
Elementary Education A
Kindergarten/Preschool Education A
Teacher Assistance A


Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

Energy Systems C
Mechanical Drafting C
Telecommunications A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Adult Development/Aging A,C
Child Care Service A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Dietetic Technician A
Emergency Medical Technology C
Health Aide C
Medical Administrative Assistance A,C
Medical Assistance C
Medical Insurance Coding C
Medical Office Administration C
Mental Health Services Technology A,C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Occupational Therapy Assistance A
Pharmacy Assistance C
Physical Therapy Assistance A
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging A
Respiratory Therapy A
Substance Abuse Counseling A,C
Surgical Technology C
Veterinarian Assistance A

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A,C
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration C

Personal & Culinary Services

Aesthetics/Skin Care C
Cosmetology C
Culinary Arts/Chef Training A,C

Science Technologies

Biology Technician A

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A,C
Fire Protection/Safety Technology A

Transportation & Materials Moving

Airline – Commercial Pilot/Flight Crew A
Aviation Management A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

North Shore Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 1 Ferncroft Rd, Danvers, MA 01923-0840
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 5,388
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 3,845 (71% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $5,256
Out-of-state Tuition: $10,824
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 77%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,220

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

North Shore Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at North Shore Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 14
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 46
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 34
Construction Trades 11
Education 21
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 32
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 33
Health Professions and Related Programs 1312
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 22
Legal Professions and Studies 22
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Personal and Culinary Services 42
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Science Technologies/Technicians 11
Transportation and Materials Moving 2
Visual and Performing Arts 11
Grand total 4147

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at North Shore Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $5,256
Out-of-state $10,824
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 471 77%
Grant or scholarship aid 427 69% $5,220
Student loan aid 156 25% $4,038

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,849 49% $3,954
Federal student loans 1,209 21% $4,234

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for North Shore Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled North Shore Community College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

North Shore Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 5,388
Undergraduate enrollment 5,388
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

North Shore Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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