New England College (NEC) is an institution of higher learning which puts emphasis on experiential learning and strong liberal arts foundation. It offers its regular on-campus classes through its three main divisions – Liberal Arts and Sciences, Education, and Management. It is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.
NEC also offers online programs to working professionals. These programs include Master’s Degree in Accounting as well as Public Policy. Various Management concentrations including Banking and Financial Management, Healthcare Administration, Marketing Management, Non-Profit Leadership, Operations Management, Real Estate Management, and Strategic Leadership are also offered online. Online students receive the same degree and diploma as their on-campus counterparts.
Online graduate courses consist of six terms per year with one course offered for every term. Each course has an equivalent of four credit hours. A minimum of 15 to 20 hours of study is required per week. Admission to online programs offered by NEC is based on experience and professional accomplishments thus no standardized tests such as GRE or GMAT is required. NEC offers financial aid for all its programs as authorized and accredited by the US Department of Education. These financial aid options would include Veterans’ Administration Education Benefit, scholarship, grants, loans and employment. It also offers an interest-free monthly payment plan through its Tuition Management System (TMS). Tuition rate varies but are within the range of $ 356.00 to $ 475.00 per credit. Prospective students can contact the Admissions Advisor for more information.
Based on the 2011 edition of the Best Colleges, New England College has a 31st place ranking among regional colleges in the North. Students intending to take online classes with NEC are advised that acceptance of transfer credits are done strictly on a case to case basis. Online programs utilize the cohort system where classes are conducted to a small group typically consisting of 12 to 15 students.