• 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

Husson University serves 3,473 students (76% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is less than the state average of 15%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,473 students
  • Private-state tuition: $16,847
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 14%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Husson University ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Maine for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 477 teachers has grown by 3080% over five years.
Husson University
(ME) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Masters Colleges and Universities II
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private not-for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
477 staff
122 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Husson University has grown by 683% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 30:1 over five years.
The Husson University diversity score of 0.26 is less than the state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has grown by 160% over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,473 students
2,042 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,623 students
515 students
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# Part-Time Students
850 students
1,226 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
256 students
252 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
2,264 students
515 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
359 students
3 students
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ME All Graduation Breakdown
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
415 students
1,226 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
435 students
34 students
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ME All Part Time Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
1,043 students
138 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
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% Asian
2%
2%
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% Hispanic
1%
2%
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% Black
3%
3%
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% White
86%
85%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Non Resident races
3%
1%
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% Unknown races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.26
0.27
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
1.25%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.08%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$30,600
$33,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $16,847 is more than the state average of $13,369. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$16,847
$13,369
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Tuition Notes
flat rate between 12
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
99%
87%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$27,000
$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$12,000
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
85%
85%
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SAT Reading
n/a
445
SAT Math
n/a
500
SAT Writing
n/a
430
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Husson University cost?

Husson University's private state tuition is approximately $16,847.

What is the acceptance rate of Husson University?

The acceptance rate of Husson University is 85%, which is equal to the state average of 85%.

What is Husson University's ranking?

Husson University ranks among the top 20% of community college in Maine for: Percent of students receiving financial aid.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,473 students
  • Private-state tuition: $16,847
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 14%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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