Chester College of New England (Closed 2012)

40 Chester St
Chester, NH 03036
  • Chester College of New England is a private, non-sectarian institution of higher education that offers the Bachelor of Arts degree. The College grants the Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Photography and Media Arts, Creative Writing, Professional Writing, Interdisciplinary Arts and Communication Arts major.

School Highlights

Chester College of New England served 145 students (93% of students were full-time).
Minority enrollment was 34% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which was more than the state average of 23%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
Chester College of New England(NH) Community College Avg.
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty24 staff145 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Chester College of New England has grown by 79% over five years.
The Chester College of New England diversity score of 0.47 is more than the state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has grown by 487% over five years.
Total Enrollment145 students1,516 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio0:110:1
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# Full-Time Students135 students515 students
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# Part-Time Students10 students1,001 students
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
1%
5%
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% Black
1%
1%
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% White
66%
77%
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% Unknown races
30%
10%
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Diversity Score0.470.39
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,100$36,900
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid84%74%
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Median Debt for Graduates$26,999$15,501
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Median Debt for Dropouts$10,362$5,500
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Source: 2012 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • At Chester College of New England, we offer majors focused on the visual or language arts. The College is located in Chester, New Hampshire, in a natural New England setting yet close to three cities rich in history and culture: Manchester, Portsmouth, and Boston. The enrollment here is very small, by design. The student/teacher ratio is ten to one; in all of your classes you will receive individual instruction. Everyone on campus will know you: the professors, the students, the staff, even the President of the College. Our degree programs prepare graduates for real success in two worlds - the artistic and the professional. Upon graduating you can enter the work force confident of your highly developed professional skills, as well as of those important interpersonal and critical thinking skills. The Chester College of New England focus on the applied arts helps in the commercial arts world. Chester College of New England is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the New Hampshire Postsecondary Education Commission.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Chester College of New England is Manchester Community College (12.0 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 2,565 students | 12.00 Mi1066 Front St
    Manchester, NH 03102
    (603) 496-9507
    12.002,565
  • 4,932 students | 15.80 Mi100 Elliott Street
    Haverhill, MA 01830
    (978) 556-3000
    15.804,932
  • 1,516 students | 17.80 Mi505 Amherst St
    Nashua, NH 03063
    (603) 578-8900
    17.801,516
  • 3,256 students | 22.60 Mi31 College Drive
    Concord, NH 03301
    (603) 271-6484
    22.603,256
  • 1,695 students | 24.40 Mi320 Corporate Drive
    Portsmouth, NH 03801
    (603) 427-7600
    24.401,695
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