New England College (NEC) is a regionally accredited, private college grounded in the liberal arts and located in Henniker, New Hampshire. Founded in 1946, NEC was established to educate servicemembers returning home after World War II.
New England College prepares students in a manner that is robust, thorough and engaging. Through an approach known as experiential learning, or learning by doing, our professors incorporate hands-on experience into the coursework so our students graduate with more than just a diploma.
16:1 student to faculty ratio
1,756 undergraduate students
869 graduate students
36% diversity enrollment
AccreditationNew England College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), the nation’s oldest accrediting association, through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
CommunityFrom our expert faculty, to our championship athletic teams, the culture at New England College is centered around teamwork, engagement, and a sense of community that makes us all feel like family. Experience the guidance and support to help you succeed, as you earn the exact same degree as our on-campus students.
Rankings & Accolades
U.S. News & World Report
- Regional Universities North listing
- Best Online Bachelor’s Programs ranking
Military Advanced Education
- Top Military-Friendly University designation
- Military-Friendly® School designation
Yellow Ribbon Program
- NEC is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which provides eligible veterans and their dependents with additional funds for tuition and fees that exceed education benefits available through the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.
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