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Hello and welcome to North Shore Community College!

North Shore Community College is an accredited public institute of higher education created by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1965 to serve residents living on the North Shore. The College is accredited by NECHE, the New England Commission of Higher Education.

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. Our academic and workforce development offerings have since expanded from our original mission to now include two-year associate degrees, one-year credit certificate programs, and innovative noncredit courses in both online and classroom settings.

For students pursuing bachelor’s degrees, NSCC’s transfer programs provide affordable pathways to achieve their goal without incurring unnecessary student debt. NSCC offers generous financial aid and support, including advising, tutoring, career exploration, veterans resources, accessibility services, opportunities for first-generation students, student life experiences and so much more. Online learning options let you choose a classroom or virtual setting or a little bit of both. Most importantly, NSCC's faculty are dedicated experts who not only teach, but provide learning support along the way.

It’s this commitment to our students that makes us special and earns NSCC national recognition for providing flexible adult learner opportunities, access to higher education for low-income students, excellent online coursework with support, and, as a proud military-friendly college.

Think of this online catalog as an illustration of the many pathways that you can take here at NSCC whether you’re starting out or starting over. We look forward to meeting you here on campus or virtually online!

Nate Bryant, Ed.D.
Interim President, North Shore Community College

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