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Chester College of New England
Chester College of New England 40 Chester St Chester, NH 03036 Phone: (603) 887-4401
  • General Information
    About Chester College of New England

    Chester College of New England is a private, non-sectarian institution of higher education that offers the Bachelor of Arts degree. The College grants the Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Photography and Media Arts, Creative Writing, Professional Writing, Communication Arts, and Interdisciplinary Arts. Chester College of New England embraces the idea that the liberal arts are essential to lifelong education, as well as being the foundation of all creative and professional endeavors. All degree candidates must satisfactorily complete the general education core curriculum, which includes courses from the liberal and creative arts. The College advances this mission by: Seeking to attract students who value the academic breadth and challenge of the liberal arts while immersing themselves in the creative and professional arts. Maintaining a low faculty-to-student ratio and professionally accomplished and experienced teaching faculty to provide each student with personalized instruction and guidance, as well as academic and professional support. Supporting students in their pursuit of employment in their areas of specialization upon completion of degree requirements or professional certification in their career fields; assisting others to pursue graduate study or establish their own businesses. Making its curriculum available to fulltime resident and commuting students, as well as to those students who desire to continue their education on a part-time basis as either degree or non-degree candidates. Offering summer programs and continuing education courses to enable students to accelerate progress toward their degree and to enhance and supplement the career and creative skills of practitioners in the field. In order to realize its mission, Chester College of New England sets forth the following objectives: ◦To require a core requirement in the liberal arts that insures the integrity of its programs and the general education of its students. ◦To maintain an academic environment that supports the intellectual, pragmatic, and creative endeavors of students and faculty. ◦To accommodate a variety of learning styles predicated on individual needs. ◦To provide an intellectual, theoretical, and practical foundation in the liberal arts upon which the College can build and refine programs in the professional and creative arts that meet the needs of students and achieve the mission of the College. ◦To participate in and contribute to students’ visual and verbal literacy in a manner that supports and encourages their growth as citizens, learners, and professionals. ◦To foster a student’s interest in intellectual growth and lifelong learning.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • None
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    Campus Setting
      Disability Services Student
      • 3% or Less
    • Admission
      Total Applicants
      Full Time Retention Rate 59%
    • Student Demographics
      Total Enrolled 234
      Native American 2
      Asian 4
      African American 3
      Hispanic 8
      Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 154
      Enrolled FullTime Graduates 0

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