Northern Essex Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$600
2022 Average Net Price
$7,390
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.96%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
4,339
25.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
18.6%
102 Graduates

About

Northern Essex Community College is a higher education institution located in Essex County, MA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Northern Essex Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (69 degrees awarded), General Business (65 degrees), and General Computer & Information Sciences (41 degrees).

In 2022, 669 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northern Essex Community College. 67.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (323 degrees), 1.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (270 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northern Essex Community College is $600, which is $−7,512 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Northern Essex Community College is $600, which is $−7,512 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,390.

In 2022, 67% of undergraduate students attending Northern Essex Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 8% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$600
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Northern Essex Community College was $600. The cost of tuition at Northern Essex Community College is $−7,512 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$7,390
2022 Value
4.68%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Northern Essex Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,390. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Northern Essex Community College grew by 4.68%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,790
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northern Essex Community College was of $11,790 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.99% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

67%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
8%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

67% of undergraduate students at Northern Essex Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 15.5% with respect to 2021, when 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.96%
2019 Default Rate
25
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Northern Essex Community College was 2.96%, which represents 25 out of the 846 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Northern Essex Community College had a total enrollment of 4,339 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Northern Essex Community College is 1,089 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,250. This means that 25.1% of students enrolled at Northern Essex Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northern Essex Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45.7% Hispanic or Latino, 41.3% White, 4.77% Black or African American, 2.24% Asian, 1.64% Two or More Races, 0.23% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0691% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Northern Essex Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (25.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (24.8%) and White Female (21.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

25.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northern Essex Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,339 students. The full-time enrollment at Northern Essex Community College is 1,089 and the part-time enrollment is 3,250. This means that 25.1% of students enrolled at Northern Essex Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

54%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Northern Essex Community College was 54%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Northern Essex Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,981 enrolled students
  2. White
    1,794 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    207 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Northern Essex Community College is 45.7% Hispanic or Latino, 41.3% White, 4.77% Black or African American, 2.24% Asian, 1.64% Two or More Races, 0.23% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0691% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 120 students (2.77%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 239 more women than men received degrees from Northern Essex Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Northern Essex Community College is white (323 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (270 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Northern Essex Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (69 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (65 degrees) and General Computer & Information Sciences (41 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Northern Essex Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Science Technologies (8 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (14 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (41 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northern Essex Community College are Registered nurses (1,402,851 people), Medical & health services managers (154,595 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (141,720 people), Pharmacists (135,145 people), and Physicians (115,550 people).

The most specialized majors at Northern Essex Community College in 2022 are Science Technologies (8 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (14 degrees), Engineering Technologies (41 degrees), Language & Linguistics (11 degrees), and Health (244 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northern Essex Community College are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Physicians, and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing

The most specialized majors at Northern Essex Community College are Science Technologies (8 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (14 degrees), Engineering Technologies (41 degrees), Language & Linguistics (11 degrees), and Health (244 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northern Essex Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,513,832 people), Elementary & secondary schools (301,415 people), Outpatient care centers (245,897 people), Offices of physicians (208,955 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (188,271 people).

The most specialized majors at Northern Essex Community College are Science Technologies (8 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (14 degrees), Engineering Technologies (41 degrees), Language & Linguistics (11 degrees), and Health (244 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Northern Essex Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 69 degrees awarded
  2. 65 degrees awarded
  3. 41 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Northern Essex Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 69 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

215
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
454
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 215 degrees were awarded to men at Northern Essex Community College, which is 0.474 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (454).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 36 degrees were awarded to men at Northern Essex Community College in General Business, which is 1.24 times more than the 29 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 51 degrees were awarded to men at Northern Essex Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.83 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

5%
100% Completion Time
14%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 5% of students graduating from Northern Essex Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 14% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 19% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (33.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Northern Essex Community College is Female and Two or More Races (33.3% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3.92% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    323 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    270 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northern Essex Community College is white (323 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (270 degrees).

0.299% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    206 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    194 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    129 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Northern Essex Community College is hispanic or latino female (206 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (194 degrees).

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Operations

Northern Essex Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $8.07M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−15.6%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Northern Essex Community College had a total salary expenditure of 66.3M. Northern Essex Community College employs 48 Professors, 19 Assistant professors and 12 Associate professors. Most academics at Northern Essex Community College are Female Professor (33), Male Professor (15), and Female Assistant professor (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northern Essex Community College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 76 employees, Management, with 74 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 48 employees.

Endowment

$8.07M
2022 Endowment
3.17%
growth from 2021

Northern Essex Community College has an endowment valued at about $8.07M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Northern Essex Community College grew 3.17% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.85M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $7.97M - Federal
  2. $7.53M - State
  3. $1.29M - Local

As of 2022, Northern Essex Community College received $7.97M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.53M from state grants and contracts, and $1.29M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$31M
2022 Salaries
5.28%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Northern Essex Community College paid a median of $31M in salaries, which represents 46.8% of their overall expenditure ($66.3M) and a 5.28% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.63M
Instructional Salaries
84
Number of Employees

In 2022, Northern Essex Community College paid a total of $5.63M to 84 employees working as instructors, which represents 18.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
48 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
76 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northern Essex Community College were Professor with 48 employees, Assistant professor with 19 employees, and Associate professor with 12 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northern Essex Community College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 76 employees, Management with 74 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 48 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northern Essex Community College was Female Professor with 33 employees, Male Professor with 15 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 12 employees.

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