North Shore Community College

Danvers, MA 01923
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North Shore Community College (NSCC) is located in Danvers, Massachusetts. This public community college was established in 1965. This is a large school that serves over 16,000 students and it has a number of different programs for students to pursue. There are more than 80 associate degree and certificate programs available at NSCC. The school is completely accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. It offers students the chance to pursue many different educational paths while receiving top-notch instruction. The school also has many partnerships that will allow students to transfer credits over to a four-year university.

NSCC has several options for prospective nursing students to consider as well. This school has both a practical nursing program and an associate degree nursing program. The associate degree in nursing program is known as the nurse education path. There are options for existing LPN's to receive advanced placement in this program too. The nursing education program is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing and is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students6,087
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate63%

Nursing Programs

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
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 89.4%
  • NCLEX-RN: 86.7%

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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/credit
In State Students$206/credit
Out of State Students$438/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 $9,270 $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
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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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
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.
North Shore Community College
1 Ferncroft Rd
Danvers, MA 01923

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