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  • More than 225,000 North Shore residents have taken courses at NSCC over the last fifty years.
  • Over 92% of our 27,000+ graduates live and work on the North Shore.
  • Established 1965
  • Services Areas: 26
  • Number of campuses: 3
  • 2017-18 Degrees and certificates: 75
  • New academic programs launched in 2017-18:  7
  • Total number of Guided Pathways: 13
  • Total number of scholarships: $3.2 million
  • Percentage of NSCC students attending college at no cost to them or their family: 30%+
  • Percentage of students using loans to pay their college costs: 38%
  • Average yearly loan amount at NSCC: $2368
  • Percentage of NSCC degree program graduates employed in Massachusetts: 75%+
  • Average yearly salary for NSCC degree program graduates: $35,000+
  • Percentage of certificate program graduates employed in Massachusetts: 80%+
  • Average yearly salary for certificate program graduates: $30,000

NSCC’s Beginnings

Our Mission and Vision for the Future

NSCC Student Enrollment FY2017

Total enrollment:  10,998

  • Academic Program Enrollment: 8,487
  • Full-Time: 35.6%
  • Part-Time: 64.4%
  • Male: 37.3%
  • Female: 62.7%
  • Minorities: 41.4%
  • Noncredit course enrollment: 2,511

Fall 2017 Credit Enrollment

Total Students: 6,087

  • Full-Time: 35.6%
  • Part-Time: 64.4%
  • Male: 38.4%
  • Female: 61.5%
  • Minorities: 43.2%

Students by Age

  • Under 18:  2.4%
  • 18-19: 23.4%
  • 20-24:  35.5%
  • 25-34: 23.6%
  • 35-44: 8.5%
  • 45+: 6.4%

Enrollment by Program Type

  • Career Programs: 51.9%
  • Transfer Programs: 36.8%
  • Non-Matriculated Students: 11.3%

Source: Massachusetts Department of Higher Education  

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