Opportunities at Northern Essex Community College

Northern Essex Community College, better known as NECCo, offers all sorts of classes in varying fields with both accredited[1] and non-accredited courses available. NECCo’s extensive list of programs include 2-year Associate’s Degree programs and non-credit programs, ranging from Accounting to the Liberal Arts.

Classes are available for anyone to take, averaging around $1,800 per semester for a full time student, and less for students who enroll to take classes part time. NECCo also has a dual enrollment program which allows students who are still in high school to take classes on campus for both high school and college credit.  This program allows these students to finish high school while earning college credits to get a head start on their degree, whether their aim is to get an Associate’s or higher degree.

Any students who take classes at a community college are able to transfer credits to any state school, as well as many other schools in the state. These students also have guaranteed admission as well as a tuition discount based on their final GPA. Students who attend these classes at NECCo are looking to pay around $1,603 per semester[2], while students at other schools look to pay much more.

Harvard $59,950-$65,150[3]
M.I.T. $57,010
UMASS Lowell $12,097, $23,340(with room and board)[4]
Dartmouth College $46,752
California Institute of Technology $41,538

Provide community college students who complete associate degrees and enroll in linked MassTransfer programs with the full transfer of credit, guaranteed admission, and a tuition discount (each based on final GPA); and

Provide any student in the Massachusetts public higher education systemwho completes the MassTransfer Block with the benefit of satisfying the general education/distribution/core requirements at any other public higher education institution (with the receiving institution able to add no more than six additional credits or two courses).