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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Safety
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  5. Student Life
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  6. Location
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Northern Essex is a public college located in Haverhill, Massachusetts in the Boston Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,069 undergraduate students. The Northern Essex acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Police and Criminal Science, and Business. Graduating 24% of students, Northern Essex alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,500.
About Northern Essex Community College...
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division III
Athletic Conference
Address
100 Elliott Street
Haverhill, MA 01830
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Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$8,674/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,933/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,239/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,831/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,980/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,968/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.28 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.29 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,069Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
53%
Varsity Athletes
2%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
24%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%

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Teachers were great, people are very welcoming. NECC Cafe employees are wonderful and so welcoming and attentive! Coursework isn't overwhelming but keeps you busy.
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I firmly believe that in the Northern Essex Community College will in the future provide me with many opportunities. While your time in college is a very favorable experience to live by, I hope all of the students looking to attend here know some very important points in college. It’s important to stay positive and initiate commitment, as an outcome from all the negativity, never dwell on the past, but know that something will always be learned from each and every other person that one may come across in life. As a new student learn to maintain a common ground with all that you meet, but always bear in mind that from the good ones you learn what is expected. In college, remember to stay on top of your game. Commemorate on the good times that will be spent in college, most importantly always recall to have a little extra room to make improvements to be a better person then what you were antecedently.
The teachers and extra help that is offered by this school (specifically in computer science) is exemplary. I am continuously happy with how interesting the teachers manage to make the material while teaching you a lot as well. For the cost, it’s well worth the degree with enough wiggle room to maybe get two.