Northern Essex Community College
Haverhill, MA 01830-2399


Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 5,976
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Students with disability 7%
Student to faculty ratio 19:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Northern Essex Community College has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Tuition & Fees

Northern Essex Community College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $6,384 and in-state students paid $600.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $7,496
In State Tuition
National Average = $3,466
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $7,623
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 81% of Northern Essex Community College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 53% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,195 (which is 4% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Northern Essex Community College in 2016-2017, was 165, which is 22% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,186 (which is 8.1% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,368
Federal Loan
National Average = $4,557
Financial aid
National Average = 79%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Northern Essex Community College has enrolled a total of 5,976 students (2,069 students full-time and 3,907 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 5,976 students, 337 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 40% men and 60% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 739 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 49%

Hispanic: 39%

Black/African American: 4%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%

Asian: 2%

Two or more races: 1%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Northern Essex Community College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 32% 990
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 12% 369 0
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 11% 360 0
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 7% 223 39
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 7% 213
Education 5% 163
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 4% 125
Visual And Performing Arts 4% 114
Communications Technologies/technicians And Support Services 1% 44
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 1% 24

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 30%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Northern Essex Community College full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $25,082

The typical median income of Northern Essex Community College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $27,500. Last year, out of the total 2,013 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,731 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 2,053 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,704 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $27,500 $31,100
Employment Rate 86% 83%
Total Graduates 2,013 2,053

Campus Location

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