New England College

98 Bridge St, Henniker, NH 3242
Tel: (603)428-2211
Private not-for-profit | 1,968 students
New England College is an independent liberal arts college, which also offers professional programs. Maintaining a low student-teacher ratio, the college fosters close working and mentoring relations among faculty, staff, and students in an atmosphere of mutual care and respect. We are proud of our history of success in challenging and supporting students of diverse academic and cultural backgrounds who wish to achieve their full intellectual, personal, and social potential.

School Overview:

New England College
CountyMerrimack County, NH
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
98 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,968 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,755 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
213 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
1,159 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
809 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Tuition Notes*for most recent tui
Percent Admitted72%64%

School Notes:

  • New England College was created in 1946 to serve the educational needs of service men and women after the Second World War. It pioneered the three-year baccalaureate degree that combined critical thinking skills from the arts and sciences with practical and professional education in business and engineering. From the beginning, NEC students studied hard, played hard and graduated to become responsible and highly productive citizens.
  • We offer undergraduate, graduate and professional programs leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Education and Master of Science.
  • New England College's location provides numerous opportunities for enjoying the outdoors. Nordic ski trails are available on campus, with alpine skiing readily accessible and free to students at Pats Peak, only two miles away. The unique features of the entire area lend themselves to hiking, camping, wildlife study, whitewater canoeing, horseback riding, photography and a variety of other outdoor recreational activities.
  • New England College is nestled in an area abounding with natural beauty. Located in Henniker, a village of 4,000 residents just 90 minutes from Boston and 20 minutes from Concord, the state capital.
  • New England College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Inc. (NEASC) through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. The Teacher Education Program (and the majors in Elementary Education, Physical Education, Secondary Education, and Special Education) are approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education.
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