New England School of Communications

Tel: (207)941-7176
  • 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.
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, non-profit Public
Total Faculty 15 staff 40 staff
New England School of Communications Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 443 has declined by 15% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 17:1 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 1,215 students
New England School of Communications Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1 22:1
New England School of Communications Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 345 students 529 students
New England School of Communications Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 98 students 686 students
New England School of Communications Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
New England School of Communications Enrollment Breakdown ME All Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students 291 students 529 students
# Graduate Students 54 students 36 students
New England School of Communications Graduation BreakDown ME All Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
1,075 193
New England School of Communications Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
New England School of Communications American Indian/Alaskan (2008-2013)
% Asian
1%
1%
New England School of Communications Asian (2008-2016)
% Hispanic
2%
2%
New England School of Communications Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
2%
3%
New England School of Communications Black (2007-2016)
% White
95%
86%
New England School of Communications White (2007-2016)
New England School of Communications Ethnicity Breakdown ME All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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
New England School of Communications Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $30,600 -
New England School of Communications Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $16,847 is more than the state average of $10,710. The private state tuition has grown by 32% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $16,847 $10,710
New England School of Communications In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 93% 90%
New England School of Communications % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2013)
Median Debt for Graduates $27,000 -
New England School of Communications Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $12,000 -
New England School of Communications Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate 61% 33%
New England School of Communications Percent Admitted (2007-2013)
Source: 2016 (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.

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Did You Know?
For Maine public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,199 per year for in-state students and $7,815 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $10,710 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 0.66. The most diverse community college in Maine is Washington County Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.