New England College
New England College is a small private, non-profit four-year institution that was founded in 1946. Since its founding, it has developed into a comprehensive institution of higher education that integrates liberal arts and professional programs. It currently enrolls about 1,800 undergraduate and graduate students in various programs. Its programs in business, education, and the social sciences have the largest amount of students. New England College focuses on a supportive and innovative learning community that challenges a diverse community of students to enhance their professional and personal lives. Its goal is to make sure that students succeed as they strive to reach their maximum educational, personal, and social potential.
New England College places emphasis on experiential learning as a fundamental part in the development of a long-term academic community. Its values include mutual and caring relationships with members of the community, respect for differences among individuals, groups, and the world, and continuous learning for a lifetime of personal success. The academic community is committed to providing personalized attention and support to all students. It offers programs at the associate, bachelor, and master degree levels.
New England College offers online programs that are affordable and flexible for working professionals who have already gained success in their positions and wish to enhance their knowledge with advanced education. The programs enable adult learners to pursue advanced educational opportunities while maintaining other obligations. Its goal is to assist all students in attaining their educational objectives by providing counseling throughout the programs. Online programs are offered at the graduate level and respond to the needs of the industry for highly qualified and skilled professionals that aspire to become leaders in the workforce. The online programs are comprehensive and feature flexible scheduling, small courses of about 12 to 15 students to emphasize personalized attention, accessible resources, and immediate responses from faculty and staff. The online programs include accounting, public policy, forensic accounting and various concentrations in management such as business law, banking and financial management, human resource management, healthcare administration, project management, strategic leadership, operations management, and marketing management.
The distance learning team at the New England College is committed to the success of all students and the programs feature a multi-level support network including individual attention of instructors and student services managers that act as liaisons between students and the college. The network also includes admissions advisors that answer questions regarding programs and a technical support team that offers constant live technical support.
The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges accredits New England College.
Schools of Education
The academic programs of New England College are offered through its three academic divisions:
The Liberal Arts and Sciences Division: consists of The Arts, Literature, and Theatre (ALT) Collegium that offers art, comparative literature, creative writing, English, art history, music, modern languages, and theatre programs; The Knowledge, Growth, and Action (KGA) Collegium that offers criminal justice, sociology, and psychology programs; The Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM) Collegium that offers biology, biomedical, biological studies, chemistry, environmental sustainability, environmental sciences an studies, mathematics, and physics programs; and The Veritas: Truth and Philosophy (Veritas) Collegium that offers programs in history, political science, philosophy, women’s studies, and the writing program.
Division of Education: offers programs in kinesiology and education.
Division of Management: offers programs in accounting, business administration, computer information systems, communications, economics, sport and recreation management, and outdoor leadership.
New England College offers merit-based scholarships to students who demonstrate academic excellence including the Presidential Scholarship, New England Scholarship, Alta Petenda Scholarship, Science and Mathematics Scholarship, Humanities Scholarship, Artistic Achievement Scholarship, Health and Fitness Scholarship, Psychology Scholarship, Business and Communication Scholarship, Politics, Society, and Law Scholarship, Community Service Scholarship, Academic Improvement Scholarship, Leadership Scholarship, Alumni Legacy Scholarship, Henniker Area Scholarship, John Stark Scholarship, Global Community Scholarship. It also offers need-based endowed scholarships and grants such as the New England College Grant.
New England College participates in several financial aid programs including the Federal Pell Grant, Academic Competitiveness Grant, Federal Direct Stafford Subsidized Loan, Federal Direct Stafford Unsubsidized Loan, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Perkins Loan, National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent (SMART) Grant, Federal Work-Study Program, and Federal Direct PLUS Loan. It also accepts state grants and private alternative loans. Additionally, New England College offers an interest-free payment plan that enables students to make monthly payments.
Credit Earning Options
New England College grants credits for previous coursework completed at other institutions that are regionally accredited. Transfer credit is based on the evaluation of each course and if it is similar in content to courses offered by New England College. Courses must have earned a grade of a C- or better. Students can also receive credit for examinations such as the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and Advanced Placement (AP) examinations.