2018 Best Community Colleges in MassachusettsAbout this List

Explore the top community colleges in your area based on key statistics and student reviews using data from the U.S. Department of Education. List includes public junior colleges, public technical schools, and all other public 2-year colleges. Read more on how this ranking was calculated.

  1. North Shore Community College

    • 2 Year
    • Danvers, MA
    • 228

    College Senior: I came to North Shore Community College after failing to succeed at two regular universities. After all the stigma I had heard about community colleges I was pleasantly surprised to find that NSCC exceeded my expectations on multiple accounts. First of all, the campus. The campus is beautiful. The buildings are always clean, well-light, and welcoming. The cafeteria food has a lot of variety and everything I have tried has been pretty good and a very reasonable price. The library is one my favorite places on campus because of all the resources they offer as well as the "quiet zone" in the back which is a very useful place to get work done. The only thing I would change about the campus is the parking, or lack there of, which can sometimes be a nuisance. Secondly, the professors and staff. Every professor I have at North Shore has been wonderful. I have a learning disability and all of my instructors have been accepting, flexible, and helpful with my accommodations and always willing to help me out and answer questions. The staff I have worked with about my accommodations as well as picking my schedule and talking possible future majors have been very nice and helpful. In conclusion, what you get out of community college is what you put into it. If you choose to take your courses seriously and try your hardest to get help when you need it, I think anyone could do well here!
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    • B-
      Overall Niche Grade
    • 100% Acceptance Rate
    • $7,523 Net Price
    •  SAT Range
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2018 Best Community Colleges in Massachusetts