, Newburyport, MA


December 10, 2012

Our view: As student debt soars, NECC proves its value


While NECC serves students from the Merrimack Valley, Southern New Hampshire and the Seacoast, a significant factor in the growth of its enrollment is the increase in the number of Hispanic students, who now represent 34 percent of student population.

This is important. Without the influx of immigrants to this region, largely Hispanic, our population would be in decline, not exactly a recipe for economic growth. It is critical to our future to integrate these new residents into our workforce and community, something NECC has done superbly.

NECC has become the not-so-little college that could — an engine for the local economy, not a drag on it.

NECC has reason to be proud of its growth, and this region has reason to be proud of NECC.

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