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 Northern Essex Community College 

Name: Northern Essex Community College
President: Lane Glenn
City: Haverhill and Lawrence
State: MA
Type: Public
Campus Setting: Two campuses, one rural and one urban
Year Established: 1961

Governing Board Website 

Northern Essex Community College

Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2011 IPEDS Data

2011 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total: 7,036
Part Time: 64%
Full Time: 36%

Male: 38%
Female: 62%

African American: 3%
Hispanic/Latino: 30 %
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
Asian: 1%
White: 59%
Two or more Races: 1%
Race Ethnicity Unknown: 4%
Non-resident Alien: 1%


Northern Essex Community College President

Lane Glenn

Northern Essex Community College Board Chair

William Moynihan
Board Chair

Quote from the President

“Northern Essex Community College is a valuable community resource, providing customized training and a skilled workforce for area employers, and cultural and educational opportunities for people of all ages from summer camps for children to lifelong learning programs for seniors.”

Interesting Facts

  • In 2011, Northern Essex Community College (NECC) received a $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education under the Title V Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program. The five-year grant allowed the college to enhance services currently offered through the One-Stop Career Planning and Advising Center at the college’s Lawrence Campus and to establish a multi-service student success center that address the retention needs of the most-at-risk students.
  • For the second time in two years, the NECC Knights baseball team went to the NJCAA Division III World Series in Tyler, Texas. They finished eighth in the country in 2013. The year before they were third in the nation. This was the third time in the college’s history that the Knights qualified for the World Series.
  • An ambulance embedded in a building? That is what NECC’s new Dr. Ibrahim El-Hefni Allied Health and Technology Center in Lawrence will feature when it opens this fall. The $27.4 million center will feature a Health Education Simulation Center, where students will receive hands-on experience in simulated environments such as a hospital intensive care unit and emergency room, a doctor’s office, and yes, an ambulance.
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