SNAP Facts

SNAP Facts

Nashua Community College is one of the seven colleges in the Community College system of New Hampshire. Located on the Massachusetts border, NCC serves the greater Nashua area and beyond. NCC offers 34 associate degree programs and 22 certificate programs covering careers in business, industry and transportation, health sciences and services, STEM, teacher education, social services, hospitality and culinary, and liberal arts. Founded in 1970, NCC is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

How Many Students Go to NCC?

Enrollment – Fall 2016 had 1,996 students, 66% part-time and 34% full-time

Running Start – 647 high school students from 17 area schools enrolled in at least one of 207 classes

Who Goes to NCC?

Gender – 50% female/50% male

Age - average 24 years, ranging from 14 to 72 years with 72% of students under 25 years

Ethnicity – 75% are white, 9% Hispanic, 2% Asian, <1% African American, and 14% Other

Where Do They Come From?

Residence - 96% live in New Hampshire with 79% coming from the greater Nashua area and 37% from Nashua

Top Feeder High Schools –

  • Nashua High Schools (22%)

  • Alvirne High School (9%)

  • Merrimack High School (7%)

  • Milford High School (5%)

  • Other greater Nashua area high schools (12%)

Alternative education – 6% have achieved HiSET or GED and 1% are home schooled

What Do Students Study?

Most Popular Associate Degree Programs

Associate Degree

Percent Enrolled in Associate Degree Programs

Liberal Arts & Concentrations

37%

Business Studies Concentrations

13%

Early Childhood Education

4%

Computer Networking

4%

Criminal Justice

4%

Precision Manufacturing

4%

Most Popular Certificate Programs

Certificate

Percent Enrolled in Certificate Programs

Machine Tool CNC Programming

19%

Massage Therapy

13%

Computer Networking

12%

Early Childhood Education

11%

Sign Language

9%

Paralegal Studies

7%

Courses – 402 classes offered with 8% online (20% of students enrolled in one or more online classes)

Class size – Average class size is 14 students; 87% of the classes have less than 20 students

Faculty – Classes taught by 30 full-time and 177 adjunct faculty

What do the Grads do?

Employment – 78% of students employed upon graduation; 58% employed in a position related to their major

Further Education – 28% of the graduates planned to continue their education

Top Transfer Colleges in 2016

College

Percent of Graduates

Southern New Hampshire University

44%

Granite State College

14%

University of New Hampshire - Manchester

13%

Rivier University

7%

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

4%

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(Based on Fall 2016 enrollment, AY2015-16 graduation data, and graduation survey 2016)