North Shore Community College is a diverse, caring, inclusive community that inspires our students to become engaged citizens and to achieve their personal, academic, and career goals through accessible, affordable, rigorous educational opportunities that are aligned with our region's workforce needs and will prepare them for life in a changing world.


North Shore Community College is a beacon of hope and opportunity for those who learn, live and work on Massachusetts North Shore. The College creates responsive partnerships and collaborations to make a positive difference for residents. By providing an educated and innovative workforce, North Shore Community College contributes to the economic vitality and resiliency of the Commonwealth.


The Faculty and Staff at North Shore Community College exemplify the highest academic and institutional integrity through our commitment to:

Access and Opportunity. We provide access to quality higher education by offering clear and flexible pathways to academic success for the diverse populations we serve.

Respect and Inclusion. We seek to create a respectful, welcoming, and appreciative learning environment in which each person and every group belongs, is accepted, has value, and actively contributes.

Educational Excellence and Innovation. We embrace the highest standards in developing dynamic learning environments through excellent faculty and staff, academic freedom, innovative teaching methods, quality facilities, and engaging technologies.

Student Learning and Success. We are devoted to maximizing our students ability to learn and achieve academic, personal, and professional success through appropriate support and services.

Purposeful Life and Global Citizenship. We are dedicated to empowering students to become lifelong learners and engaged citizens, to understanding the global landscape, and to equipping them for transformative careers.

Social Responsibility and Justice. We are committed to developing productive, collaborative relationships within the college and among our various constituencies so that we may serve to improve the quality of lives in the North Shore communities.

Sustainability and Resourcefulness. We uphold our heritage for tenacity, sustainability, responsible stewardship and equitable distribution of our resources.

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