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About NEC

New England College (NEC) is an accredited, private, non-profit college founded in 1946 to serve the needs of servicemen and women attending college on the GI Bill after World War II.


Today, we serve over 5,000 undergraduate, graduate and online students annually on our campuses in Henniker and Manchester, New Hampshire. NEC offers more than 60 associate and bachelor’s degree programs, more than 20 master’s degree programs and a doctoral program, all delivered by dedicated and accomplished faculty in the liberal arts tradition and with an emphasis on experiential learning.

We are stronger than ever and so is our commitment to making higher education accessible for everyone who wants to pursue it: students who are the first in their families to attend college, students who are ready to achieve their full potential, students who are going back to school or charting a new course, students from every background.

NEC is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education.