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Nashua Community College (NCC) is a two-year college in Amherst, New Hampshire. The school offers online courses, associate’s degrees and certificates. NCC also sponsors the Running Start program that allows students to earn college credit while still in high school. Running Start offers reduced tuition for those students who meet the requirements.

Online classes at the school are offered through a conglomerate of community colleges in the state of New Hampshire. There are over 200 courses scheduled for online education throughout seven schools in the state including Nashua. There is also a helpful Distance Learning Support Center offered online that answers questions and steers students that are new to the system in the right direction. The New Hampshire network of online schools also offers videoconferencing for those students who need a little more face time.

There are a bevy of associate’s degrees that students may obtain at Nashua Community College including automotive technology, electronic engineering and nursing. The Liberal Arts degree offers tracks or concentrations for students looking to transfer to a four-year college and continue their education. The Automotive Technology degree has courses in a real automotive lab where students will receive hands on training and real world experience. With the Automotive Technology degree there is also a concentration in Honda and Acura-style automobiles.

NCC offers many Professional Certificate programs as well, geared towards business leaders and working adults looking to improve their education within their current jobs. These include accounting, early childhood education and CADD certificates. There is also a Computer Science program that offers certificates in internet developing and fiber optics. Nashua offers an on-campus Academic Advising Center to help students with registration and course selection.

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NCC has an open-admission policy for students and gives consideration to residents of New Hampshire first. High school graduates as well as students who have completed a GED are welcome to apply.

New students are required to fill out the application form and pay a non-refundable fee to the Admissions Office, submit evidence of high school graduation and official transcripts.

Some students applying for certain programs may be asked to schedule an interview with a College Counselor, present recommendations from employers to participate in a course placement assessment.

International Students may apply to NCC as well. However, applications must be filed at least 90 days in advance of the entrance date. Students in this program are also required to pay a nonrefundable advance deposit towards their tuition of as well as an orientation fee.

Students who are veterans may be eligible for special programs and considerations.

Financial Aid

The financial aid process at NCC requires the FAFSA to be filled out in its entirety. The school helps students obtain loans, grants and work study programs.

Grants include the Pell Grant, National Science Foundation Grant, New Hampshire Incentive Program and the Massachusetts State Grant among others.

Nashua also offers work study programs on and off campus as well as many on campus jobs available through local Nashua non-profit agencies.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5139th for the average student loan amount.
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Nashua Community College was founded in 1970 and is located in southern New Hampshire in the beautiful city of Amherst. The city is home to the Ponemah Bog Wildlife Sanctuary and the Hodgman State Forest.

The Student Senate is the student governing body at NCC. It exists of an Executive Committee and a senate body made up of senators.

Students are also encouraged to get involved in the community around the school through the Service Learning Program.

The Walter B. Peterson Library and Media Center opened in 2000. The Southern New Hampshire Medical Center provides lab and classroom space on the ground of the center for students in the Nursing Program. In 2007 ground was broken for the Wellness Center.

Student Enrollment Demographics


Nashua Community College does not compete in Intercollegiate Athletics.

Information Summary

Ranks 25th in New Hampshire and 3188th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 1 0.04

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 135 0.16
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 3 0.00
Forcible Rape 24 0.03
Robbery 50 0.06
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 360 0.42
Larceny 1,693 1.95
Vehicle theft 77 0.09

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Nashua, NH 03063-1026
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population16,175 (16,037 urban / 138 rural)
Households6,721 (2.36 people per house)
Median Household Income$57,332
Families4,280 (2.92 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Medium
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingSmall two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3302

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 2395th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $6,720 $6,720 $15,296
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $512 $512 $512
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $210 $210 $478
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $8,632 $8,632 $17,208
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $26,054 $26,054 $34,630
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $12,878 $12,878 $21,454

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $7,232(N/C) $7,232(N/C) $15,808(N/C)
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,200(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $12,726(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,690 $4,257
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,690 $4,257

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NSCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2440th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $58,559 ($58,697 male / $53,367 female)
Number of FT Faculty 36 (19 male / 17 female)
Number of PT Faculty 327
FT Faculty Ratio 0.1 : 1
Total Benefits $1,191,598

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