A Brief History
Established in 1965, North Shore Community College (NSCC) is one of the oldest of the 15 community colleges in Massachusetts. Operating from campuses in Lynn, Middleton, and Danvers, we serve 26 cities and towns along the coastal region from north metropolitan Boston to Cape Ann. Since its founding in 1965, NSCC has grown from a single building to three campuses, and from five to over 80 academic programs.
NSCC delivers post-secondary education to more than 10,500 credit students in an academic year, and an additional 4,000 noncredit students. The College also provides lifelong learning opportunities to area residents through workforce development training to businesses and individuals and community development resources.
The population served by NSCC represents a mix of urban and suburban, a diversity of ethnic and racial groups, white- and blue-collar, middle- and low-income groups, as well as growing numbers of recent immigrants. NSCC has touched the lives of more than a quarter million residents on the North Shore in its half-century of service.