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  • Year Founded: 1965 
  •  Academic Degree and Certificate Open Enrollment Programs: 56 
  • Academic Degree and Certificate Special Admissions Programs: 14 
  • Average Student Age: 26 
  • 92% of alumni live and work in 22 cities and towns surrounding NSCC
  • 60% of NSCC students are the first in their families to attend college 
  • $280,000 in scholarships awarded to 257 students for 2020-21 academic year 
  • 88% of career and technical program graduates report employment within 3 months 
  • Types of Courses: Online, hybrid and face-to-face 


North Shore Community College is a diverse, caring, inclusive community that inspires our students to become engaged citizens and to achieve their personal, academic, and career goals through accessible, affordable, rigorous educational opportunities that are aligned with our region’s workforce needs and will prepare them for life in a changing world.

North Shore Community College is a beacon of hope and opportunity for those who learn, live and work on Massachusetts North Shore. The College creates responsive partnerships and collaborations to make a positive difference for residents. By providing an educated and innovative workforce, North Shore Community College contributes to the economic vitality and resiliency of the Commonwealth.

Our campuses, curriculum, and resources are designed to provide pathways for all to access affordable higher education. Pathways include:


Interim President
Nate Bryant, Ed.D.

Nate Bryant, Ed.D., became North Shore Community College’s Interim President on July 5, 2020. He replaces Dr. Patricia A. Gentile who served as NSCC’s fourth president for seven years.  

Dr. Bryant brings 30 years of leadership at Salem State University, his alma mater. His career there advanced from positions of assistant dean of the Center for Academic Excellence, assistant dean of students for the office of student life, and director of undergraduate admissions. Prior to becoming NSCC’s interim president, Dr. Bryant served as the vice president and chief of staff to the president at Salem State.  As vice president and chief of staff, Dr. Bryant was responsible for the oversight of the president’s office including the day-to-day activities of the President’s Office, coordinating the work of the president’s senior leadership team, and coordinating the University’s strategic planning efforts. Additionally, Dr. Bryant oversaw the areas of athletics, enrollment management, marketing and communications, public relations, center for civic engagement, external affairs, and grants.  

Dr. Bryant holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s in education from SSU. He holds a doctorate in higher education from the University of Massachusetts – Boston. He attended Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, Institute for Educational Management, an institute focused on leadership for senior level administrators in higher education.  

A resident of Salem, Dr. Bryant has served his community in various capacities, including a former role on the Salem School Committee for 8 years. He currently sits on the boards of North Shore Medical Center, the Salem Chamber of Commerce, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem and is on the Executive Committee of The Salem Partnership. He is also a Corporator of Marblehead Bank and a volunteer at Haven from Hunger Food Pantry. 

Dr. Bryant recently had a chapter published in Accessibility and Diversity in the 21st Century University.  The chapter, entitled; “A Dream Realized: Helping Low-Income Students Succeed in College”, aligns with Dr. Bryant’s field of research, which examines and identifies programs and services that positively impact retention for low-income and first-generation students. 

Follow President Bryant on Twitter: @ opens in a new windowNateNscc 


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