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New England College

Manchester, Washington, United States
With a tradition of academic excellence dating back to the 1940s and an equally long history of providing student-focused attention, NEC is the perfect choice for individuals at all stages of their educational pursuits. Whether you are just starting out or just starting over, whether you breeze through coursework or need a little extra attention, whether you just graduated from high school or have grandchildren who did, you will find an open, inviting learning environment where you’re part of the family… on campus or online.


New England College is a regionally accredited, private college located in Henniker, New Hampshire, a classic New England village just 20 minutes from Concord, the state capital, and 90 minutes from Boston, Massachusetts. NEC is committed to experiential learning that promotes civic engagement and social responsibility. The Office of Engaged Learning supports academic programs and co-curricular activities, providing students with many opportunities to become actively involved in their educational experiences in communities beyond the campus. The result is a creative and supportive learning community that challenges individuals to transform themselves and the world.

NEC traces its roots to the 1940s when service men and women returning home from World War II were eager to get their education with the help of funding from the new GI Bill®. Academic visionary and entrepreneur Boone Tillet chose Henniker as the perfect site for a new college dedicated to educating returning veterans. In 1946, NEC welcomed its first class of 67 men and one woman. After only three years, enrollment at NEC had more than quadrupled, growth that continued over the next 60 years as the college attracted students from all walks of life and added new programs, faculty and campus facilities.

Today, NEC is home to approximately 1,050 undergraduate and 1,400 graduate students representing 33 states and more than 24 countries. NEC employs nearly 400 employees, including 68 full-time faculty, 76% of whom hold terminal degrees. The college’s values and student-first approach have attracted business pioneers, noted public servants, successful writers and performers who are proud to be included among NEC’s distinguished alumni.

The entrepreneurship that was a driving force in NEC’s origin continues to play a significant role in the college's philosophy and educational programming today.

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NEC has been noted for its academic excellence for over half a century. The college currently maintains several academic honors and distinctions, including:

  • U.S. News & World Report Regional Universities in the North
  • G.I. Jobs Ranked among the top 15% of colleges, universities and trade schools in the nation as a Military Friendly School
  • The Princeton Review Guide to 311 Green Colleges (2011 Edition) One of 311 institutions of higher education that demonstrate notable commitments to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation
  • Military Advanced Education Magazine - Top Military Friendly College or University

New England College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), the nations oldest accrediting association, through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (209 Burlington Rd., Suite 201, Bedford, MA 01730-1433; telephone number: 781-271-0022).

Attend a Regionally Accredited College Online. The dynamic multimedia technology powering NECs online courses results in an e-learning environment that is both engaging and rewarding. You can earn your degree from New England College 100% online with no campus attendance required. Youll earn the same degree as on-campus students and take classes from NECs world-class professors and adjunct faculty experts. Learn anytime, anywhere with 24/7 access to professor-led streaming video lectures and MP3 and MP4 lecture downloads.* Interact with professors and fellow classmates via email and in live chat rooms and faculty-hosted discussion boards. NEC courses are very user-friendly just log in and learn!

Student Reviews

New England College Review
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great place to earn a graduate degree in Public Policy. Beautiful campus in the heart of New Engalnd

Manchester, Washington, United States