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At Northern Essex, our community is strengthened by our diversity. We celebrate this to create a supportive learning environment that embraces all identities.

We provide career and intellectual learning skills that honor the individual needs and talents of our students.

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Create Your NECC Experience

You choose what your experience will be at Northern Essex. Each of our students comes to NECC with a wealth of perspective, joy, and goals. Our community celebrates those unique aspects each of us shares with others.

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With dozens of students organizations, the Commonwealth Honors Program, a thriving arts scene, and over 14 varsity sports teams, the college experience at Northern Essex Community College is second to none. 

Career Preparedness

Career Preparedness

NECC has 3 locations and offers more than 100 courses online and through other distance learning formats that work around your schedule. NECC’s courses are delivered through face-to-face, remote, online or hybrid formats. View our current course list.

Student Activities

Student Activities

Northern Essex offers dozens of student groups representing a wide variety of interests including an award-winning newspaper, 14 varsity sports, an annual literary arts magazine, a variety of music ensembles, full theatrical productions each semester, and so much more.

Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement

NECC offers many ways to engage with our community. Each year we recognize a student as a Newman Civic Fellow. NECC students also actively work on voter engagement through NECC Votes and the college is host to an annual Peace Poetry competition.

4-Year Transfer Opportunities

4-Year Transfer Opportunities

Thinking about earning your bachelor’s degree? We can help you get there! By starting at NECC, you can explore and decide on a career direction, take advantage of transfer and career advising, attend transfer events on campus – and save thousands of dollars on your degree.

Become a Northern Essex Knight

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NECC is one of 11 colleges and universities in Northeast Massachusetts you can attend while a student at Northern Essex. Best part is you pay NECC tuition, even at the private schools!


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MassTransfer offers seamless bachelor’s degree pathways and financial incentives for the most affordable college education at 4-year campuses (public and private) across the Commonwealth.



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