Northern Essex Community College

Haverhill, MA 01830
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Northern Essex Community College (NECC) is located in Haverville, Massachusetts. This community college is part of the Massachusetts Higher Education System and it serves more than 9,000 students. It offers students many flexible academic options, allowing them to pursue more than 70 associate degree and certificate programs. There are also a number of different noncredit courses that are aimed at workforce development. Both credit and noncredit courses are popular at NECC and can help people to further their career prospects. There are also several athletic programs at NECC that students will be able to get involved with. It offers all students a great educational opportunity while giving them the proper environment to grow both personally and professionally.

The NECC nursing program is seen as one of the most sought-after options at the school. The school offers practical nursing program and ADN program. Students who have already attained LPN licenses will be able to seek advanced placement in the associate degree program as well. All nursing courses are designed to teach nursing students how to provide safe and effective care to patients. This will be achieved through classroom learning experiences, laboratory work, and clinical experiences. Clinical experiences occur at different site placements under the supervision of a mentor. This nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and is fully approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students5,726
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate58%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 4 27
Certificate 0 0
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 2 25
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 97.3%
  • NCLEX-RN: 83.6%

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Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
12/01/1969 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1972 - Current
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
06/01/1989 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$208/credit
In State Students$208/credit
Out of State Students$449/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $9,360 $9,360 $20,205
ADN 70 $14,560 $14,560 $31,430
BSN 125 $26,000 $26,000 $56,125
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 70% of Northern Essex Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 52% $3,963
Other Federal Grant 10% $852
State Grant & Scholarships 44% $1,099
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 5% $685
Federal Student Loans 22% $4,154
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$8,339
$30,001 to $48,000$9,078
$48,001 to $75,000$9,985
$75,001 to $110,000$12,781
Over $110,000$13,560

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Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Massachusetts state board of nursing.
Northern Essex Community College
100 Elliott Street
Haverhill, MA 01830

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