Student Success Stories

Here is what our students have to say about New England College’s online graduate programs:

Gregory Maier“I’ve most enjoyed the interaction I have had with my most stimulating professors and some particularly astute classmates. Professor Wayne L’Esperance is an invaluable asset to NEC, and was absolutely key in challenging me intellectually and academically.”
~ Gregory Maier, Masters of Arts in Public Policy – Online Student

“The communications in the classes have been very professional and informative. The MAPP has done a great job of motivating students to look beyond their own political beliefs and agendas to understand and debate the underlying issues.”
~ David Kerr, Masters of Arts in Public Policy – Online Student

Victoria Cervantes“The correlation between theory and current practical examples successfully demonstrates the applicability of the program to day-to-day issues.”
~ Victoria Cervantes, Masters of Arts in Public Policy – Online Student

Evonne Jackson“NEC gives students from all walks of life the opportunity to learn and experience education at its best.”
~ Evonne Jackson, Masters of Arts in Public Policy – Online Student

Michael Kennard“I enjoy being able to work full-time and go to school. It certainly is not easy, but it is possible. The NEC staff is always willing to help.”
~ Michael Kennard, Masters of Arts in Public Policy – Online Student

Steve Weston“I most enjoyed the interaction with my classmates and the instructors, both groups providing an open and balanced view of this nation’s political spectrum.”
~ Steve Weston, Masters of Arts in Public Policy – Online Student

“The warmth and support of faculty and staff, despite its being an online course, and the depth of knowledge the courses have to offer are what I enjoy most about this course of study. The dialogue during discussions is lively and truly offers a feel of “community” among colleagues. The feeling of really being part of an establishment regardless of not being able to be on campus is very important to me. I live two hours away from the college and would love to be able to attend classes on campus. I am unable to do so; however, New England College and the faculty seem to make it feel as though I were a campus student. There is always someone there to expound upon the material, and to offer as much support as possible. This program has enhanced my life tremendously already.”
~ Diane Marie Vinnicombe, Masters of Arts in Public Policy – Online Student

Krissa Thom“New England College provided the right environment for graduate studies. I learned the value of seeing both sides of the story and presenting the facts. In addition, learning from the faculty as well as mentoring each other as peers created a very diverse and well-rounded program.”
~ Krissa Thom, Masters of Arts in Public Policy – Online Student

“The program has provided me the flexibility to pursue my degree on my time schedule. I am a single parent, working full-time, with multiple obligations and the ability to engage in my coursework at irregular hours has been invaluable. I have enjoyed the variety of experiences, both work and personal, that the other students have brought to the online classroom.”
~ Martha Faber, Masters of Arts in Public Policy – Online Student

“I think the diversity of the experiences and geography of the students really helped me to gain better perspective on the issues. It was great to know that people everywhere were thinking about the same issues and grappling with solutions.”
~ Deidra Reese, Masters of Arts in Public Policy – Online Student

“I enjoyed the interaction with the other students. The forums are the best part of the program and have taught me a great deal of insight on the topics we discussed.”
~ Lon West Enwright, Masters of Arts in Public Policy – Online Student

Melissa Roughton“I have enjoyed getting to meet new people from around the world because of doing my degree online. Not only that my program has taught me how to look at many different things from every way possible. Through that teaching I have learned that there are more than two sides to most things out there.”
~ Melissa Roughton, Masters of Arts in Public Policy – Online Student

Michelle Nixon“I graduated last year from the public policy program and I truly enjoyed the experience. I enjoyed learning from my peers the most. The ability to hear the different points of view when it comes to the same topic was such a special learning experience for me. The accredited online degree program was the perfect way to achieve this diversity without the expense of a large, urban university.

The online public policy program was fantastic. I learned so much from the other students and the set up of the classes (with discussions boards and papers) fostered the relationships that developed with my classmates. I loved hearing other points of view from other parts of the country. What a diverse group! One couldn’t expect that kind of diversity from a classroom unless it was in a big, urban university.”
~ Michelle Nixon, Masters of Arts in Public Policy – Online Student

Mike Bumgarner“I am a huge fan of NEC program. Upon completing my current course of study, I intend upon tackling a second graduate degree with NEC. I do strongly recommend NEC to friends and colleagues interested in an online graduate study program.”
~ Mike Bumgarner, Masters of Arts in Public Policy – Online Student

Charles D. Ford“I cannot praise the faculty of New England College enough. I still have courses to complete and am looking forward to working with those instructors. They deliver the course material in a way that is easy to understand and they will put forth every effort to provide the supports necessary for a student’s success. I would consider a second master’s degree program at this college without hesitation! The faculty is so impressive; it would be nice to think that perhaps one day I might be considered as part of the esteemed group of New England College’s professors.”
~ Charles D. Ford, Masters of Arts in Public Policy – Online Student

“New England College has some of the most informed, intellectual educators a college could ask for and provides availability to degree programs online that a student would otherwise not be able to attend. New England College offers more than textbook knowledge. It allows a student the opportunity to learn a discipline while simultaneously challenging their abilities, building character and confidence. I would highly recommend NEC to a friend or colleague.”
~ Diane Marie Vinnicombe, Masters of Arts in Public Policy – Online Student

Krissa Thom“New England College is a great program for graduate studies, because you can still work full-time and complete your studies at will. The diversity of the faculty and the students creates a more enriched learning and environment. In addition, each of the individuals have had different life experiences, therefore, you get a well-rounded view of today’s society. It is a short, but vigorous program, but well worth it once you finish the program and look back.”
~ Krissa Thom, Masters of Arts in Public Policy – Online Student

Kimberly Van Dorpe“This is a reputable school with friendly and easily accessible staff: from professors to student advisors to the financial aid department.”
~ Kimberly Van Dorpe, Masters of Arts in Public Policy – Online Student

Edward Ammon“An excellent program that allows you to maintain your career and earn a grad. degree at the same time.”
~ Edward Ammon, Masters of Arts in Public Policy – Online Student

Capt Mark E. Coon“New England College is an accredited, reputable academic institution that provides genuinely challenging educational opportunities.

The online program is very user friendly. It provides a one stop shop for academic materials, interaction with classmates, and administrative matters.

My NEC experience provided immense help to me professionally. In my line of work, a Master’s degree is mandatory for promotion opportunities and NEC afforded me the opportunity to be flexible enough in my education to finish my degree and capitalize on those opportunities. Furthermore, I was accepted into law school due in large part to my successful completion of the NEC program.”

The feedback they provided on my work was very helpful in my academic progression and indicative of the fact that the faculty truly cared about my academic progression and learning.

The administrative support I received starting with admission all the way through graduation was top-notch. I was particularly appreciative of the efforts of the Graduate Student Services Coordinator who went out of her way to help me on multiple occasions. All the way through to actually receiving my diploma, I could not have asked for more.

The user friendly and flexible nature of the program was truly beneficial to me as it enabled me to access my courses from anywhere in the world at any time. This helped me to finish my Master’s studies quickly and push me ahead of my peers. This has been of immense professional assistance.”
~ Capt Mark E. Coon, USAF, Masters of Arts in Public Policy – Online Student