North Shore Community College

Danvers, MA 01923

North Shore Community College is one of the 16 public 2-year colleges in Massachusetts. Its campus is medium in size and located in a suburb in Danvers. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.

Every year 18% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

North Shore Community College's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $600, and fees were $4,344. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $6,168 and $4,344 respectively.


Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate63%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 8 49
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 4 21

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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
01/01/1977 - Current
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
02/01/2014 - 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$206
In State Students$206
Out of State Students$438
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 $9,270 $9,270 $19,710
ADN 70 $14,420 $14,420 $30,660
BSN 125 $25,750 $25,750 $54,750
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, 73% of North Shore 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 51% $4,304
Other Federal Grant 14% $366
State Grant & Scholarships 51% $1,208
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 22% $515
Federal Student Loans 32% $4,647
Private Loans 1% $6,969


Average Net Price/year
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$6,820
$30,001 to $48,000$7,489
$48,001 to $75,000$9,255
$75,001 to $110,000$11,601
Over $110,000$12,213

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Student Population













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

Relevant scholarships

MARILN Professional Scholarship Award

Applicants must be Massachusetts or Rhode Island residents and have lived in Massachusetts or Rhode Island for at least four years before having entered that practical nursing program. They must ...

Massachusetts Long Term Care Foundation Scholarship

Applicant must work in a nursing home or assisted living residence in Massachusetts and must have worked there for at least one year.

American Legion-Massachusetts Scholarship

Applicant must be the child or grandchild of a Department of Massachusetts Legion member in good standing. One award is for nursing only.

More scholarships

Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Massachusetts state board of nursing.

North Shore Community College
1 Ferncroft Rd
Danvers, MA 01923

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