Western New England College (WNEC) was founded in 1919 as the Springfield Division of the Northeastern University. It was established to offer part-time educational opportunities to adult learners seeking study in Accounting, Business and Law. It was renamed as the Western New England College in 1951 upon obtaining an autonomous charter. It is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
WNEC offers its programs through its School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Engineering, School of Law, and School of Pharmacy. Adult learners can take advantage of WNEC’s Accelerated Undergraduate Degree Programs and the Online Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degree Completion Program for their higher education needs. While the Accelerated Degree Programs are offered in a blend of in-class and online classes, the BBA program is offered completely online.
The online BBA Program is suited for individuals who have already earned an associate’s degree or at least 60 undergraduate credits and intend to achieve a bachelor’s degree. Applicants must be able to transfer at least 54 credit hours to be considered for admission to the program. Other requirements include basic computer skills and reliable Internet access. All online courses are delivered through Manhattan, WNEC’s online course delivery software.
Prospective students can contact the Office of Graduate Studies and Adult Learning for details about the admissions process. WNEC offers financial aid options including scholarships, grants, loans and college employment. Eligibility for financial assistance also depends on a student’s official acceptance into a degree program. Other financial assistance options include payment plans and private loans. Inquiries about tuition costs can be addressed to the Student Administrative Services.
WNEC is listed among the Best Universities-Master’s Category in the North Region as per 2011 US News and World Report ranking.