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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.Apply Now
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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.
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.
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!NECCUM
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