Husson University

  • 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 3,761 students (75% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 24%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 15 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Husson University(ME) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profitPublic
Total Faculty15 staff65 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Husson University has grown by 748% over five years.
The Husson University diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has grown by 200% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,761 students1,632 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio251:127:1
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# Full-Time Students2,829 students421 students
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# Part-Time Students932 students932 students
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# Undergraduate Students2,394 students455 students
# Graduate Students435 students48 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
1,137193
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% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
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% Asian
2%
1%
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% Hispanic
2%
2%
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% Black
4%
4%
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% White
84%
76%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
% Non Resident races
2%
1%
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% Unknown races
4%
13%
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Diversity Score0.290.40
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,600$33,900
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Finances and Admission

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 Notesflat rate between 12
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid99%85%
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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 Rate83%83%
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Source: 2019 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Husson University is Eastern Maine Community College (2.5 miles away).
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  • 503 students | 59.40 Mi475 Lisbon Street
    Lewiston ME  04240
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Maine community colleges have a diversity score of 0.40, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Maine is Central Maine Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.