New England College

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Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Private
Terms Other
Academic calendar (as submitted by school) Seven Seven-week terms per year
First year of program 2001-2002

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 16
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 34
Average online teaching experience 12 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 100%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 93%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 93%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 9
Part-time faculty with doctorate 8
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 0
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 0
School finances online instructor training Yes
Continuing online instruction education required Yes
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 10
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 0
Average class size 13
Maximum class size 25


Online bachelor's degree programs 4
Online courses N/A
Five most popular majors
All majors
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business/Commerce, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Psychology, General
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

NEC is a regionally accredited, traditional college. Through video-based e-learning, you’ll receive the same quality education and degree as campus-based students, but do it anytime, anywhere. Watch professor-led videos on your desktop or mobile device. Use interactive tools to collaborate with instructors and classmates. Financial aid and special military rates available 7-week classes offered 7 times per year

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Neutral
Students enroll as online students Yes, online students take different classes than on campus students
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus Majority
Same curricula for online and campus-based students All


Archived classes All
Classes can be received live Minority
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. N/A
Online chatrooms Yes
Web conferencing (webinars) N/A
Skype or other visual software Yes
New-student orientation Optional
Review and sign ethics statement Yes
Percentage of classes with lectures All
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation N/A
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students Minority
Class participation graded Yes
Exams Yes
Same exams are administered only once No
Exams have random question order Yes
Each user has unique exam login Yes
Number of settings in which in-person exams are administered No proctored exams
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Each student can only access their classroom, coursework and exams via their unique user name and password. Classroom accounts are set up to tie to these individual accounts. Students do not have access to others' work or exams. Tools like Gradebook and Dropbox for assignment submission are private and only viewable by the individual student and the instructor.

List of Student Assessments Administered

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Yes
National Survey of Student Engagement results publicly available No

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 120
Credits that must be earned through school 30
One-year retention rates N/A
Limited time to complete degree No
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 1 year
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Graduation rates N/A

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