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New England School of Communications

New England School of Communications is a college with 457 students located in Bangor, ME.



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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. In 2008 Husson College became Husson University. The 140 acre campus at Husson University is an attractive setting for the NESCom® program.

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Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 457
Gender 78% Male / 22% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 94% Full Time / 6% Part Time
Geography 70% In State / 30% Out of State / % International
Socio-Economic Diversity 50% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
White 95%
Hispanic/Latino 1%
Black or African American 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Greek Life 5% of male undergrads participate in Greek life
5% of female undergrads participate in Greek life


Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $50.00. Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

49% of students live on-campus.

75% of freshman live on-campus.

5% of male students live in fraternities.

5% of female students live in sororities.

  • Coed Dorms
  • Fraternity/Sorority Housing
  • Housing Offered
  • Wellness Housing


Student Publications: Spectator

  • Government or Political Activity
  • International Student Organization
  • Literary Magazine
  • Radio Station
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Yearbook
  • Choral Groups
  • Musical Theater
  • Music Ensembles
  • Pep Band
  • Fraternities
  • Sororities
  • Drama/Theater
  • Campus Ministries

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: reduced course load study skills assistance tutoring writing center learning center remedial instruction
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries, student center, dorms dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: alcohol/substance abuse counseling chaplain/spiritual director career counseling financial aid counseling health services personal counseling placement services for graduates veteran's counselor employment services for undergraduates
  • Facilities: sound recording studio, digital photography lab, television studio, mobile production studio
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): cross-registration double major internships liberal arts/career combination
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services



Popular Majors

Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians, Other (96%), Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology (3%)

Majors Offered


A program that prepares individuals to apply artistic, technical and dramatic principles and techniques to the communication of dramatic information, ideas, moods, and feelings through technical theatre methods. Includes instruction in set design, lighting design, sound effects, theatre acoustics, scene painting, property management, costume design, and technical direction and production and use of computer applications to support these functions.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Set and Exhibit Designers
Design special exhibits and movie, television, and theater sets. May study scripts, confer with directors, and conduct research to determine appropriate architectural styles.


Any instructional program in audiovisual communications technologies not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Broadcast Technicians
Set up, operate, and maintain the electronic equipment used to transmit radio and television programs. Control audio equipment to regulate volume level and quality of sound during radio and television broadcasts. Operate transmitter to broadcast radio or television programs.
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture
Operate television, video, or motion picture camera to record images or scenes for various purposes, such as TV broadcasts, advertising, video production, or motion pictures.
Film and Video Editors
Edit moving images on film, video, or other media. May edit or synchronize soundtracks with images.

Administration & Faculty

President Thomas Johnston
Accredited by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
Full-time Faculty 18
Student : Faculty Ratio 13 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 94 : 5
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100




Acceptance Rate: 30.0% accepted of 436 applications

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Character Personal Qualities, Level Of Applicants Interest, Interview

Important: Talent Ability, Work Experience, Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Academic GPA, Application Essay, Class Rank

Also Considered: First Generation College Student, Recommendations, Standardized Test Scores, Extracurricular Activities

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
Computer Science 0 1
Visual Performing Arts 0 1
History 0 2
English 0 4
Math 0 2
Science 0 2
Social Studies 0 1
Foreign Language 0 2

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT SAT Subject Tests

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Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $19,811 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $18,620
$30K-$48K $19,071
$48K-$75K $20,643
$75K-$110K $23,401
$110K+ $23,818

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $13,034, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $13,034 Same as On-Campus
Fees $1,070 Same as On-Campus
Housing $8,256 $5,000
Books $1,000 $1,000
Total (before financial aid) $23,360 $20,104

Students Receiving Aid

69% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 87% $5,806
Federal Scholarships/Grants 50% $4,329
Institutional Grants 41% $831
Other Federal Grants 19% $500
Other Loans 21% $8,216
Pell Grants 50% $4,134
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 40% $1,113
Student Loans 87% $7,816

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Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

27% of students graduated on time.

47% of students graduated in six years.

68% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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