The 2013 Guide Arrives

Announcing the 2013 Guide to New England Colleges and Universities!
The 2013 Guide to New England Colleges and Universities, produced by NEBHE in association with Boston magazine, lists key data for each college, such as: admissions application deadlines and acceptance rates; faculty-student ratio; enrollment totals and breakdowns for part-time, commuting, female, international and minority students; cost of attendance; and degrees offered.

NEBHE gathered the information for the listings through a 2012 online survey of the colleges and universities.

In addition to the college listings and profiles, the 2013 Guide includes a brief overview of New England as a higher education destination, the college admissions process, steps for seeking student financial aid and using NEBHE’s Tuition Break program.

Boston magazine published the 2013 Guide to New England Colleges and Universities as a companion publication to its December 2012 edition. NEBHE has distributed copies of the 2013 Guide throughout New England, including to all high school guidance offices and public libraries, and is distributing the Guide for free online here.

NEBHE published its Annual Directory of New England Colleges and Universities for a half-century, ending with the New England Journal of Higher Education ’s 2009 edition. In 2010, NEBHE moved its NEJHE publication entirely online. The partnership with Boston magazine allows us to again produce a printed directory for the convenience of our high school guidance and higher education colleagues.

Underscoring the changing higher education landscape, the 2013 Guide shows that at least 117 of 259 nonprofit two- and four-year institutions in New England offer some sort of “prior learning assessment,” to determine whether students’ education and professional experience warrant advance standing through course placement and/or college credit. These assessments range from the high school-based Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs to the American Council on Education-evaluated corporate or military training programs and portfolio reviews.

Wendy A. Lindsay is senior director of NEBHE’s Tuition Break Regional Student Program and NEBHE managing editor of the 2013 Guide.


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