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New England College Overview

New England College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Henniker, New Hampshire. Students who love country life may enjoy the rural location of NEC.

What Is New England College Known For?

384 Undergraduate Awards
$30,613 Avg Cost After Aid
100% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at NEC.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 27% of the faculty were full-time.
  • It takes the average NEC student 4.2 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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New England College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at NEC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Medical Illustration & Informatics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Medical Illustration & Informatics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Real Estate Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Best Value Health & Medical Administrative Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is New England College?

Location of New England College

Contact details for NEC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 98 Bridge St, Henniker, NH 03242
Phone: 603-428-2211
Website: www.nec.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-England-College/46909758867
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NewEngCollege

How Do I Get Into NEC?

You can apply to NEC online at: https://www.necadmissions.org/freshman/splitter.htm

Admission Requirements for NEC

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores neither required nor recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into NEC?

100% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
Since NEC has an acceptance rate of 100%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 99%, and the acceptance rate for women is 100%.

Can I Afford New England College?

$30,613 Net Price
86% Take Out Loans
15.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of NEC is $30,613. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At NEC, approximately 86% of students took out student loans averaging $9,010 a year. That adds up to $36,040 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at NEC is 15.9%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

New England College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,809 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,858 undergraduate students at NEC, with 1,809 being full-time and 49 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  NEC

There are also 1,669 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,809 full-time undergraduates at NEC, 41% are male and 59% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  NEC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of New England College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of NEC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 27
Black or African American 370
Hispanic or Latino 177
White 884
International Students 55
Other Races/Ethnicities 296

Geographic Diversity

New Hampshire students aren't the only ones who study at New England College. At this time, 32 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 30 countries are represented at NEC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Japan, and China.

Online Learning at New England College

1,055 Took All Classes Online
1,099 Took At Least One Class Online
-4.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 18 bachelor’s degree and 7 master’s degree programs available online at NEC. In 2017-2018, 1,099 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at NEC has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 6th most popular in New Hampshire for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of NEC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at New England College was -4.9%. This is the #2,463 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at NEC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of NEC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 9%
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 57%
Communication & Journalism 86%
Communication & Journalism (Other) 83%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 49%
English Language & Literature 17%
Finance & Financial Management 33%
General Psychology 27%
General Social Sciences 50%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 20%
Health Professions 29%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 53%
Human Services 8%
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 86%
Medical Illustration & Informatics 67%
Psychology 41%
Public Administration & Social Service 20%
Public Policy 43%
Social Sciences 29%
Writing Studies 17%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at NEC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at NEC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Communication Technology #1
Communication & Journalism (Other) #11
Sustainability Science #17
Public Policy #17
Real Estate #20
International Relations & National Security #21
Communications Technologies & Support #28
Human Services #56
General Social Sciences #58
Writing Studies #65
Sociology #68
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #76
Finance & Financial Management #86
English Language & Literature #127
Information Technology #146
Marketing #151
Human Resource Management #168
Communication & Journalism #173
General Psychology #175
General Business/Commerce #209
Teacher Education Subject Specific #217
Social Sciences #229
Psychology #235
Public Administration & Social Service #239
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #242
Educational Administration #271
Accounting #328
Health & Medical Administrative Services #393
Criminal Justice & Corrections #456
Computer & Information Sciences #475

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

New England College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 5 41 0 48 94
Health & Medical Administrative Services 10 28 0 43 81
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 54 54
Criminal Justice & Corrections 4 37 0 0 41
Educational Administration 0 0 5 34 39
Accounting 0 16 0 19 35
Design & Applied Arts 0 34 0 0 34
Fine & Studio Arts 0 30 0 0 30
General Psychology 3 23 0 0 26
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 23 0 0 23
International Relations & National Security 0 5 0 16 21
Writing Studies 0 12 0 6 18
Mental & Social Health Services 0 1 0 17 18
Recreation Administration 0 6 0 8 14
Human Services 2 8 0 3 13
General Biology 0 12 0 0 12
Marketing 0 9 0 1 10
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 10 0 0 10
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 2 1 6 9
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 1 0 6 7
Natural Resources Conservation 0 7 0 0 7
Health & Physical Education 0 7 0 0 7
Public Policy 0 0 0 7 7
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 6 6
Real Estate 0 0 0 6 6
Communication & Journalism (Other) 0 6 0 0 6
Information Technology 0 6 0 0 6
General Social Sciences 2 4 0 0 6
Special Education 0 0 0 5 5
Drama & Theater Arts 0 5 0 0 5
General Education 0 4 0 0 4
Outdoor Education 0 4 0 0 4
Homeland Security 0 2 0 2 4
Finance & Financial Management 0 3 0 0 3
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 1 2 0 3
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 3 0 0 3
Sociology 0 3 0 0 3
Liberal Arts General Studies 2 0 0 0 2
Hospitality Management 0 1 0 0 1
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 1 1
Communication & Media Studies 0 1 0 0 1
Sustainability Science 0 0 0 1 1
Economics 0 1 0 0 1
International Business 0 0 0 0 0
Other Communication Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Other Education 0 0 0 0 0
General English Literature 0 0 0 0 0
History 0 0 0 0 0
Philosophy 0 0 0 0 0
Fire Protection 0 0 0 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 28 356 8 289 681

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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