Essex County College

Find Essex County Massachusetts colleges and universities, such as state, community, public, and private colleges, universities, and technical schools. Colleges and universities provide information on degree programs, such as associate degrees, bachelor degrees, masters degrees, doctorate degrees, and trade certifications, college applications, financial aid, tuition, and student alumni resources.


Endicott College 376 Hale Street Beverly MA 01915 978-927-0585


Gordon College 255 Grapevine Road Wenham MA 01984 978-927-2300

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary 130 Essex Street Hamilton MA 01982 978-468-7111

Marian Court College 35 Littles Point Road Swampscott MA 01907 781-309-5200

Massachusetts School of Law at Andover 500 Federal Street Andover MA 01810 978-681-0800

Merrimack College 315 Turnpike Street North Andover MA 01845 978-837-5000

Montserrat College of Art 23 Essex Street Beverly MA 01915 978-921-4242

New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Massachusetts 1600 Osgood Street North Andover MA 01845 978-965-2969

North Shore Community College 1 Ferncroft Road Danvers MA 01923 978-762-4000

Northern Essex Community College 100 Elliott Street Haverhill MA 01830 978-556-3000

Northpoint Bible College 320 South Main Street Haverhill MA 01835 978-478-3400

Salem State University 352 Lafayette Street Salem MA 01970 978-542-6000

Spa Tech Institute-Ipswich 126 High Street Ipswich MA 01938 978-356-0980

Are there requirements for a College to be considered a University?

College and University are often used interchangeably, but they are distinct terms. Generally, a University must offer a minimum number of graduate programs, which must be separate from the undergraduate programs. The institution must also have an administrative structure for managing graduate programs. A University is typically organized into several Colleges, such as the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, or the College of Music.

Are accrediting authorities run by the government?

No. Accrediting authorities are independent organizations that are not government agencies. Although the government does not accredit Colleges, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) does recognize accrediting agencies. Recognition by the USDOE confers a degree of credibility to an accrediting agency.

What is a Technical College?

Technical Colleges tend to emphasize skill development and credentials that prepare students for a specific field or industry. Common fields of study in Technical Colleges include the sciences, engineering, and information technology.