New England School of Communications
- 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.
- The teacher population of 15 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|New England School of Communications||(ME) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Associate of Arts Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Institution Control||Private, non-profit||Public|
|Total Faculty||15 staff||40 staff|
|Total Enrollment||443 students||1,107 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||30:1||24:1|
|# Full-Time Students||345 students||421 students|
|# Part-Time Students||98 students||686 students|
|# Undergraduate Students||291 students||529 students|
|# Graduate Students||54 students||36 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||-||193|
|% American Indian/Alaskan||-|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$30,600||$33,900|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to New England School of Communications is Eastern Maine Community College (2.5 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 2,613 students | 2.50 Mi354 Hogan Rd
Bangor,  ME  04401
- 429 students | 2.80 Mi99 Farm Road
Bangor,  ME  04401
- 2,401 students | 43.30 Mi92 Western Ave
Fairfield,  ME  04937
- 1,080 students | 59.40 Mi14 Marketplace Drive
Augusta,  ME  04330
- 4,664 students | 59.80 Mi46 University Dr
Augusta,  ME  04330
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