Northern Essex Community College

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

100 Elliott Street

Haverhill, MA 01830-2399

(978) 556-3600

Contact: Nora Sheridan

Director of Admissions
Main Address

100 Elliott Street

Haverhill, MA 01830

(978) 556-3000

Total undergrads: 7,020

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,537

Degree-seeking undergrads: 6,146


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements for technology studies (engineering, computer, computer maintenance, electronics) and health and human services.

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Commercial/Advertising Art A,C
Design/Visual Communications A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management A
Finance/Banking A,C
Information Processing/Data Entry A
International Business A
Logistics/Materials Management A,C
Marketing Management A
Office Clerical Services C
Office Management A
Purchasing/Procurement/Contracts C
Tourism/Travel Services A
Travel/Tourism Management A,C

Communications & Journalism

Broadcast Journalism A
Journalism A

Communications Technologies

Communications Technologies – General A
Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Graphics A
Computer Programming – General A,C
Computer Science A,C
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C
Information Sciences/Systems A


Business Teacher Education A
Early Childhood Education A,C


Engineering Science A

Engineering Technologies

Biomedical Engineering Technology A,C
Civil Engineering/Technology C
Drafting and Design Technology C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A

Foreign Language & Literature

Sign Language Interpretation A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Dental Assistance C
Emergency Medical Technology A
Medical Administrative Assistance A
Medical Assistance C
Medical Records Administration A,C
Medical Records Technology C
Mental Health Services Technology A,C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Polysomnography/sleep technology A
Respiratory Therapy A
Substance Abuse Counseling A,C

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration A

Public Administration & Services

Social Work A

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A,C

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.

Northern Essex Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (978) 556-3000
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 100 Elliott Street, Haverhill, MA 01830-2399
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 4,932
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 20 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,625 (53% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $5,280
Out-of-state Tuition: $11,064
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 79%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,673

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

Northern Essex Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Northern Essex Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 36
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 65
Education 23
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 45
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 21
Health Professions and Related Programs 259
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 22
Legal Professions and Studies 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 2
Precision Production 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Science Technologies/Technicians 1
Visual and Performing Arts 24
Grand total 4945

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Northern Essex 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 $5,280
Out-of-state $11,064
Books and supplies $1,400

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 439 79%
Grant or scholarship aid 345 62% $5,673
Student loan aid 112 20% $3,300

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,783 53% $5,543
Federal student loans 1,026 20% $4,761

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Northern Essex 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 Northern Essex 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

Northern Essex Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 4,932
Undergraduate enrollment 4,932
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

Northern Essex Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

*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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