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NECC Demographics & Diversity

Haverhill, Massachusetts

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at NECC are predominantly White with a significant Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 50% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Northern Essex Community College has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

Racial demographics of Northern Essex Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 50%
Black 4%
Hispanic 41%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 1%
Race Unknown 1%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 90% more female students than male students enrolled at Northern Essex Community College with a gender ratio of 66% women to 34% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, NECC has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Northern Essex Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 34%
Women 66%
Enrollment by gender for Northern Essex Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,643
Women 3,127

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

NECC serves a very low number of students outside of Massachusetts, with 90 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Northern Essex Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 90%
Out of State 10%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$64,439 per year

51% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 34.3%
Part time Undergrads 63.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=167376 IPEDS survey data for Northern Essex Community College.