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|Motto||Dura duranda alta petenda|
Motto in English
|"We work hard to achieve greater heights"|
|Endowment||$11.6 million (2016) |
|President||Dr. Michele D. Perkins|
NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE Latitude and Longitude:
|Colors||Red, Blue and Navy|
New England Collegiate Conference,
New England Hockey Conference, Rugby Northeast Conference|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Cross-Country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Ice Hockey, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Skiing, Volleyball, and Wrestling|
|Mascot||Patty the Pilgrim|
New England College (NEC) is a private, non-profit college located in the town of Henniker, New Hampshire, United States, enrolling approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students.  The college is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. 
Founded in 1946,  New England College was established to serve the needs of servicemen and women attending college on the G.I. Bill after World War II.  In 1970, the college purchased the Tortington Park School for Girls in Arundel, in the English county of West Sussex. For a time, the school functioned as an extension campus for NEC students wishing to study abroad; at one point, the college even changed its logo to incorporate the flags of both countries. However, the Arundel campus closed in 1998.  For many years, the Theatre Department sent a group of students over to the British campus during the January term and spring term to prepare three shows for touring in England, Scotland, Wales and sometimes elsewhere in Europe. This was a model program that combined study abroad with practical theatre experience.
NEC is located in the small town of Henniker, New Hampshire, approximately 17 miles (27 km) west of Concord, the state's capital, 31 miles (50 km) northwest of Manchester, and 81 miles (130 km) northwest of Boston, Massachusetts.  The Contoocook River runs through the center of town and alongside the NEC campus. A covered bridge joins the main campus with roughly 20 acres (8.1 ha) of athletic fields.
The 225-acre (91 ha) campus, which has no distinct borders separating it from the town of Henniker, features 30 buildings, many of which feature white clapboard-style siding or brick mid-century architecture. The campus is known throughout New England for promoting environmental education initiatives. Pats Peak ski resort lies just outside the village center, and many students participate in outdoor activities such as skiing, snowboarding, whitewater rafting, hiking in the White Mountains, and rock-climbing. 
New England College offers 37 bachelor's degree programs, 12 master's degree programs, and one doctoral degree program. The programs are divided into four divisions: the School of Arts & Sciences, the School of Education, the School of Management & the School of Natural & Social Sciences.  The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.  Additionally, the school's Teacher Education Program (as well as the majors in Physical Education, Special Education, Elementary Education, and Secondary Education) are approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education.  Currently, the school employs 40 full-time faculty members and holds a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio. 
The college's business degree programs have received "Candidate for Accreditation" Status by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), which is one of three non-profit business school accrediting agencies recognized by CHEA (Council on Higher Education Accreditation). 
New England College emphasizes experiential learning as an essential component in the development of an enduring academic community. Building upon a strong liberal arts foundation, the College challenges its students to reach their full potential through informed discourse and the pursuit of excellence in a framework of academic freedom that reflects the College's values. 
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|Washington Monthly ||215|
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U.S. News & World Report ranks New England College #146-#187 in "Regional Universities - North, Tier 2."  The college also ranked tied for 107th out of 1,388 on the U.S. News & World Report lists for "Best Online Bachelor's Degree Programs." 
The college is home to several student organizations, including various student government committees. Students also publish an award-winning campus newspaper called The New Englander, and operate a campus-based radio station, WNEC-FM.  Fraternities and sororities are also an active and vital part of campus life at New England College. The Greek life chapter on campus is the sorority Kappa Delta Phi NAS & fraternity Phi Mu Delta. There were originally five chapters of Greek life. Two sororities (Kappa Phi Sigma and Phi Sigma Sigma) and three fraternities (Sigma Phi Delta, Lambda Epsilon Delta, and Sigma Alpha Beta), but those were eradicated through the years, beginning in the late 2000s.
NEC has been publicly recognized by Time magazine as one of the top 25 colleges in the nation which have diversified their student body the most since 1990.  The college strengthened its diversity efforts by establishing an Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), whose mission is to "provide intentional programs and services which enhance self-awareness, academic success, cross-cultural engagement, as well as encourage individual and collective advocacy. The ODI will assist in creating an inclusive campus environment that fosters respect for each person, equity, appreciation for all cultures, and promote diverse ideas within the New England College community. The ODI holds annual events that observe minority communities such as African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Native American & LGBTQ students." 
During the 2016 United States presidential primary election, New England College hosted town hall meetings for many invited candidates such as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Ted Cruz, and Senator Bernie Sanders.
Every year the President's Speaker Series brings to campus prominent leaders and innovators from business, nonprofits, public policy, and issue-areas for students and members of the NEC community. Among these speakers are former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card, author and business leader Larry Weber, former CEO of Priceline Jeff Boyd, and New Hampshire state senator Sylvia Larsen.
New England College's Pilgrims compete in 18 intercollegiate NCAA Division III athletic sports, including soccer, lacrosse, ice hockey, field hockey, softball, baseball, basketball, cross-country, wrestling, volleyball, and others.  The Pilgrims have competed in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) since 2011. In 2018 they will depart the NAC for the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC). From 1989-2011 NEC was a member of the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC). 
|Men's Teams||Women's Teams|
|Alpine Skiing||Alpine Skiing|
|Cross Country||Field Hockey|
|Ice Hockey||Ice Hockey|
|Men's Teams||Women's Teams|
Notable alumni include:
- Geena Davis, Academy Award-winning actress who attended her freshman year at NEC before transferring to Boston University
- Ira Joe Fisher, meteorologist and former weather reporter for CBS's The Saturday Early Show
- Mariela Griffor, poet and diplomat
- Mark Lindquist, sculptor
- Allen Steele, science fiction author
- Wallace Stickney, former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under President George H. W. Bush
- Steven Zirnkilton, voice actor, narrator, radio show host, and politician
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- Facts & Figures
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- NEC: Family Events
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- Life At NEC
- New England College: Distinctions
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