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 Northern Essex Community College

Northern Essex Community College - Haverhill, MA

100 Elliott Street, Haverhill, Massachusetts 01830-2399

General information:(978)556-3000
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:Rural: Fringe
Campus housing:No
Student population:7,036( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:21 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Suburban-serving Multicampus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $3,096 $3,384 $3,528 -4%
Out-of-state $8,880 $9,168 $9,312 -2%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,341 $7,341 $8,712 -19%
Other $3,474 $3,474 $3,474 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,474 $3,474 $3,474 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $4,096 $4,384 $4,528 0%
Off Campus $14,911 $15,199 $16,714 -6%
Off Campus with Family $7,570 $7,858 $8,002 -13%
On Campus $9,880 $10,168 $10,312 0%
Off Campus $20,695 $20,983 $22,498 -9%
Off Campus with Family $13,354 $13,642 $13,786 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $600
In-state fees $2,928
Out-of-state tuition $6,384
Out-of-state fees $2,928
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 610 71% --
Grant or scholarship aid 512 59% $2,389,520 $4,667
Federal grants 470 55% $2,032,484 $4,324
Pell grants 470 55% $1,925,096 $4,096
Other federal grants 137 16% $107,388 $784
State/local government grant or scholarships 389 45% $353,018 $908
Institutional grants or scholarships 7 1% $4,018 $574
Student loan aid 208 24% $739,993 $3,558
Federal student loans 208 24% $739,993 $3,558
Other student loans 0 0% Implied zero Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 3,672 49% $12,617,978 $3,436
Pell grants 3,458 46% $10,775,642 $3,116
Federal student loans 2,091 28% $5,981,079 $2,860


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $4,511 $6,036 $6,310
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $3,852 $5,555 $5,640
$30,001 - $48,000 $4,460 $6,215 $6,582
$48,001 - $75,000 $6,173 $8,436 $8,470
$75,001 - $110,000 $8,203 $10,404 $10,290
$110,001 and more $8,244 $10,442 $10,668

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 7,036
Undergraduate enrollment 7,036
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 356
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$25

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 37 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NJCAA Division IIIMenWomen
Baseball 20-
Basketball 1610
Track and Field, Outdoor 61


New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/04/1991 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education12/01/1969 Accredited


American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Assisting (DA)

05/14/1970 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

07/01/1971 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

06/01/1972 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs

06/01/1989 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 001
Burglary 001
Motor vehicle theft 310
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate17.1%
Number in default97
Number in repayment564

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00217400

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping-11-
Business Administration and Management, General35--
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other11--
Business/Commerce, General56--
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management54-
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management-1-
Category total13016-
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician13--
Recording Arts Technology/Technician-2-
Category total132-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming/Programmer, General520-
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications08-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other-3-
Computer and Information Sciences, General1724-
Computer and Information Sciences, Other0--
Category total2255-
Education Colleges
Drama and Dance Teacher Education-1-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching270-
Elementary Education and Teaching12--
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching4--
Category total431-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Biomedical Technology/Technician0--
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician0--
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology5--
Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other-7-
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other-2-
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician5--
Electromechanical and Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians,-11-
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other11--
Category total2120-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation530
Category total530
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other-5-
Critical Care Nursing-0-
Dental Assisting/Assistant--21
Electrocardiograph Technology/Technician-28-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)12-
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician-0-
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other-9-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training--27
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist-20-
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist13--
Medical/Clinical Assistant--35
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist-50-
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician2254
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse36--
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist13-0
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling--16
Category total85145103
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science7251-
Forensic Science and Technology-0-
Category total7251-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal10-8
Category total10-8
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies117--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies84--
Category total201--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management3--
Category total3--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work0--
Category total0--
Science Technologies Technicians Colleges
Physical Science Technologies/Technicians, Other8--
Category total8--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Commercial and Advertising Art1440
Design and Visual Communications, General13--
Category total2740
Grand total640297111