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NECC Can Get You Where You Want to Go!

If earning a bachelor’s degree is your goal, starting at NECC is the smart choice. You can take advantage of our transfer agreements and support services – and save thousands of dollars on your degree. Receive the same diploma as your peers who started at a four-year college; the only difference is the lack of student debt you acquire in the process!


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Save Thousands on Your Bachelor’s Degree

Start at NECC and save over $11,000 when you transfer to a state university like UMass Lowell or Salem State University – and even more if you transfer to a private university. Join the thousands of students who have started their bachelor’s degree at NECC. Learn more about starting at NECC and then transferring.


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Earn Guaranteed Admission to State Colleges and Universities

With the MassTransfer Pathway, you can earn guaranteed admission to Massachusetts state colleges and universities when you complete certain associate degree programs. MassTransfer also saves you money whether you study full time or part time. Learn more about MassTransfer Pathways.


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Take Advantage of Transfer Agreements with Colleges around the Region and the Country

Northern Essex has over 100 transfer agreements with public and private colleges and universities in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, around the region, and around the country. Transfer agreements result in a seamless transfer from Northern Essex into a bachelor degree program. Learn more about NECC’s transfer agreements.


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Choose from Over 60 Programs

With over 60 programs to choose from in areas like health, business, computer information sciences, engineering, liberal arts, and more, you are sure to find one that is right for you. Learn more about our programs.


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Build a Strong Academic Foundation

Starting at Northern Essex gives you access to smaller classes, more personalized attention from faculty and advisors, and lots of student support services. Strengthen your academic skills, improve your time management and study skills, and experience success at NECC and beyond. Learn more about NECC’s support services.


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Get Help Choosing a Career Path

Unsure of which direction you want to go in? We can help! From tests that help you discover careers suited for your personality, to workshops that provide you with tools to succeed in college, to individual career advising, you can get started on a great career at NECC. Learn more about NECC’s career services.


97%

Of NECC graduates transfer/get a job within a year of graduation.

Save $12,000

When you start at NECC and transfer to a MA public college or university.

Save $70,000

When you start at NECC and transfer to a private college or university.

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