NSCC offers affordable pathways to success.

North Shore Community College is a public, non-profit, 2-year institution of higher education.  The College was created by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1965 to serve residents living on the North Shore. Our campuses, curriculum, and resources are designed to provide pathways for all to access affordable higher education. NSCC is a special place – we care about our students and their success, and the communities in which we serve.

At NSCC, students can keep their eyes on the prize. For some students, that means transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor's degree. For others, it means training for direct entry into the workforce, or even changing careers. All without incurring unnecessary student debt. We invite you to explore NSCC!

Fast Facts

NSCC is committed to providing an excellent and affordable education.


Total FY20 Student Enrollment



Academic degrees and certificates

Guided Pathways

$3.6 million

Total amount of scholarships

Giving to NSCC


Nate Bryant

For more than 50 years, NSCC has provided excellent education that is affordable, accessible, and committed to an inclusive, safe and diverse student-centered environment.

Nate Bryant Ed.D.

Interim President, North Shore Community College

NSCC is close to home – now more than ever!

NSCC is committed to providing an excellent, affordable and safe education, diverse and inclusive learning environments, and a focus on your success.  

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We're all in this together and we look forward to seeing you in-person, but safety first!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we've redesigned our learning environments and transitioned our on-campus life to virtual experiences. 

New instructional methods for Fall 2020

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NSCC's Danvers Campus features the state’s first Zero Net Energy building and highlights NSCC's strong commitment to sustainability and conservation.

Danvers Campus

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Located at the gateway to the Arts and Cultural District, NSCC's Lynn Campus is growing!

Lynn Campus


See who we are.

NSCC is committed to providing an excellent and affordable education, diverse and inclusive learning environments, and a focus on student success.

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Think globally but learn locally this fall at North Shore Community College. 

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