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Save Money at North Shore Community College

North Shore Community College - College Fair Guide

North Shore Community College (NSCC) wants students to succeed and move on — whether it’s to better jobs or higher degrees.

For over 50 years, North Shore Community College has provided convenient access to affordable excellence in education. Award-winning faculty and committed staff, coupled with cutting-edge technology and student support, make NSCC the first choice for thousands of North Shore residents looking for degree and certificate programs, and career training. To date, more than 92 percent of NSCC’s 31,000 graduates live and work on the North Shore and 96 percent of NSCC graduates are employed within three months of graduation.

Half of all new jobs in Massachusetts now require an associate degree or higher. But why stop there?

NSCC offers more than two-year associate degree and one-year credit certificate programs and all learners have access to relevant high-quality career pathways that prepare them for the next level of education or career advancement. And with five STEM pathways to explore — from Animal Science to Transportation — students can turn ideas into careers and benefit from award-winning faculty and dedicated staff along the way.

Pathways to STEM Degrees and Careers

Animal Science Pathway

Animal Care Specialist

Veterinary Technology

Engineering Science & Industrial Technology Pathways

Computer Aided Design

Engineering Science Transfer


Information Technology & Computer Science Pathways

Computer Applications

Computer Information Systems Transfer

Computer Networking

Computer Programming

Computer Science Transfer

Database Management & Security

STEM & Math Pathways


Quality Assurance & Control

STEM Foundation Transfer

Biology Pathway

Chemistry Pathway

Mathematics Pathway

Transportation Pathway

Aviation Management

Aviation Science Professional Pilot

Transfer Opportunities Are Local, Regional and National

Each year, hundreds of students transfer from NSCC to four-year colleges and universities all over the country to pursue their academic goal of a bachelor’s degree. By starting at NSCC, you can achieve your dream while also dramatically reducing the long-term financial burden of college.

  • MassTransfer Associate to Bachelor’s Degrees

  • Graduate from NSCC with at least a B average and you’ll have guaranteed admission to a state university or UMass to complete your junior and senior years — with no application fees or essays.

  • MA Commonwealth Commitment Program

  • Complete your associate degree at NSCC, transfer to UMass or another Massachusetts state university as a full-time student and save thousands of dollars on your bachelor’s degree.

  • Articulation Agreements

  • NSCC works with public and private colleges and universities to create articulation agreements, which agree to accept a program in its entirety or a major portion of a program into the Bachelor level of a comparable program.

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See How Much Money You Can Save!

NSCC’s affordable tuition and fees allow students to avoid unnecessary student debt. For the Fall 2019 semester, the cost of in-state tuition and fees combined was $3,285 for a full-time course load. How does that compare? You be the judge! See how much money you can save. Visit

Applying for Fall 2020? Free Summer 2020 Summer Bridge Program!

Incoming STEM students have the opportunity to participate in a free Summer Bridge program offering three focused tracks: Mathematics & Robotics, College Skills & Engineering/Computer Science, or College Skills & Health Science. Each track infuses career exploration and introduces freshman to NSCC student life and STEM student resources.

NSCC Students Make a Choice to Succeed and Have Fun Doing It

NSCC feels its greatest contribution is the continued achievement and success of its students, both academically and financially. But college should also be a blast! NSCC’s Student Engagement makes sure students experience the fun side of learning with clubs and organizations like:

Anime Club

Art Club

Aviation Club

Chess Club

Criminal Justice Club

Delta Alpha Pi

Debate Club

Economics & Finance Club

Engineering Club

Environmental Club

Film Club

Gaming Club

Multi-Cultural Society (MCS)

Muslim Student Association (MSA)

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)

Philosophy Club

Pre-Med Club

Queer Straight Alliance (QSA)


Surf Riders Club

Just the Facts

  • Academics: 70+ Associate Degree & Credit Certificate Programs

  • Campus Locations: Lynn, Danvers and Middleton

  • Total Annual Enrollment: 7987

  • Fall 2019 Tuition & Fees: $219 per credit

  • Students ages 18-24: 3401

  • Students using financial aid: 51 percent

  • Diversity: 43.1 percent

  • Gender: Women 62.7 percent | Men 37.3 percent

  • Regular Application Fee: There is no fee to apply to NSCC.

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