New England School of Communications

Tel: (207)941-7176
443 students
Private not-for-profit
  • In a hands-on intensive environment, the New England School of Communications challenges students to new levels of creativity and knowledge, while nurturing each individual's talents in his/her chosen concentration. Readiness for entry and advanced positions in the vast communication industry is the main objective. Teaching professionals, in all areas of the industry, are dedicated to the education and success of NESCom students.
School Highlights
New England School of Communications serves 443 students (78% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 14%.
New England School of Communications is one of 3 community colleges within Penobscot County, ME.
The nearest community college is Eastern Maine Community College (2.40 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 15 teachers has declined by 58% over five years.
College New England School of Communications (ME) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public
Total Faculty 15 staff
40 staff

Student Body

The student population of 443 has declined by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.10 is less than the state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 443 students 1,080 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1
# Full-Time Students 345 students
529 students
# Part-Time Students 98 students
686 students
# Undergraduate Students 291 students 529 students
# Graduate Students 54 students 36 students
Total Dormitory Capacity 1,075 193
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.10 0.26

Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $13,482 is more than the state average of $10,755. The private state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $13,482 $10,755
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The New England School of Communications began as the New England School of Broadcasting in 1981, to train students for positions in the broadcasting and allied fields. From a downtown location NESB purchased the "Broadcast House" in 1983, and an up-to-date facility was built. The move proved to be temporary as the School grew rapidly. In 1985, NESB moved to a facility on the campus of Husson College and continued to grow by providing housing, dining, a gymnasium and other campus amenities. In 1997, NESCom merged with Husson College and became a wholly owned subsidiary. In 2001, a new Communication Center was established for the school with a new wing added in 2004. The 140 acre campus at Husson College is an attractive setting for the NESCOM program. NESCom offers the personal attention of a small college with all of the conveniences and resources of a much larger campus. Located in the George Wildey Communication Center on a wooded hillside, NESCom is only a short walk from restaurants and shopping. Within our convenient, well designed campus, amenities include three residence halls, dining commons, library, health services, gymnasium with health and fitness center and Olympic size swimming pool, chapel, bookstore, art gallery and campus center all wired with a fully integrated computer network system. The New England School of Communications offers students both the Associate of Science and the Bachelor of Science Degree program in Communications. With concentrations in Advertising and Public Relations, Audio Engineering, Broadcast Journalism, Digital Media, Radio, Sports Broadcasting and Television. A hands-on, technical oriented approach to education provides students with the opportunity to become proficient in the latest in digital technology and to develop the professional skills required in the exciting, fascinating and ever changing media industry.

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Did You Know?
For Maine public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,360 per year for in-state students and $5,940 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $10,755 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Maine community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.26, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Maine is Washington County Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.