New England School of Communications

Tel: (207)941-7176
499 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 499 students (93% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American), which is equal to the state average of 6%.
New England School of Communications is one of 3 community colleges within Penobscot County, ME.
The nearest community college is Eastern Maine Community College (2.4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
New England School of Communications Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public

Student Body

The student population of 499 teachers has grown by 27% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.12 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment
499 students
1,283 students
New England School of Communications Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
462 students
832 students
New England School of Communications Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 37 students
1,021 students
New England School of Communications Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
New England School of Communications sch enrollment New England School of Communications sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
New England School of Communications Asian (2007-2012)
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
% Hispanic
2%
7%
New England School of Communications Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
1%
12%
New England School of Communications Black (2006-2012)
% White
94%
66%
New England School of Communications White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
New England School of Communications sch ethnicity New England School of Communications sta ethnicity
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. 0.12 0.45
New England School of Communications Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $13,482 is more than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $13,482 is more than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $13,482 $5,845
New England School of Communications In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $13,482 $10,047
New England School of Communications Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Percent Admitted 61%
78%
New England School of Communications Percent Admitted (2006-2012)
Source: 2012 (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 $3,886 per year for in-state students and $7,387 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $6,751 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Maine is 48%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

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 0.12, which is lower than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Washington County Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.