Northern Essex Community College, with campuses in Haverhill
and Lawrence, Massachusetts, was designated as New England’s
first Hispanic Serving Institution in 2001. We serve approximately
5,000 students each semester in the beautiful, historic Merrimack
Valley region of northeast Massachusetts.
Our suburban Haverhill campus sits on over a hundred pastoral
acres near Kenoza Lake and features the David Hartleb Technology
Center, the award-winning Behrakis Student One-Stop Center,
and more than $20 million in recent classroom and student area
Our urban Lawrence campus is centered around the new, stateof-
the-art $27 million El Hefni Health and Technology Center, as
well as the recently renovated Dimitry classroom building, the
Haffner-Fournier Education Center, and “The Hub,” home to our
“Communiversity” partnerships and Revolving Test Kitchen for
NECC has also recently completed construction of the Lupoli
Family Hospitality and Culinary Arts Institute at the The Heights
in downtown Haverhill, manages the MassHire Merrimack Valley
Career Centers, and, through our NECC Police Academy, has
become one of the largest providers of police education and
training in Massachusetts.
Both campuses are a short drive to Boston and to the beaches and
state parks along the coast and to nearby mountains, lakes, and ski
resorts in Maine and New Hampshire.
NECC is a college with an organizational culture that prizes
initiative and innovation, and seeks to identify and develop the
strengths in students, faculty, staff, and programs in order to grow
and improve. We are also committed to using evidence to guide
our planning and decision-making, and to closing equity gaps in
student success, wherever they exist.
These values are reflected in our Equity Imperative, the most
important of our strategic plan goals; in the creation of our new
Center for Equity and Social Justice; in decade-long affiliation
as a leader college with Achieving the Dream; in our work using
Appreciative Inquiry for planning; and in the recent successful
completion of our ten-year NECHE comprehensive self-evaluation
NECC offers comprehensive programs of study leading to an
associate in arts degree, an associate in science degree, an
associate in applied science degree and certificates of program
completion. Students can select from over 60 different academic
programs of study and a wide array of non-credit corporate and
community education offerings.