Chester College Of New England

Overview of Chester College Of New England

Chester is in Chester, NH. Chester is a rural site not far from an urban area. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Chester issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Bachelor's degree.

Areas of Study

Fields of study in vogue at the school include design, fine arts, photography and commercial art.

Chester Selectivity

The school's open admission policy attracts a range of prospective students.

Student Body

Approximately 227 students study at the school (in 2007-2008).

Student Life

Chester offers a real campus feel. The school makes housing available to a large share of its students. Students at Chester can take advantage of the school's meal plans.

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Chester

Chester College of New England
40 Chester St
Chester , NH 03036-4331
General Phone: (603) 887-4401

Chester Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts18creative writing, liberal arts and humanities
Design8graphic design
Fine Arts6fine arts
Photography and Commercial Art4photography

Number of programs and degrees for Chester in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree365

Chester Student Body

In 2007-2008, Chester had a total enrollment of 227 students (201 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 88%
Black 1%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 41%
20-21 32%
22-24 17%
25-29 5%
30-34 2%
35-39 1%
40-49 0%
50-64 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Hampshire54%

Chester Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 94 %
Part-Time 100 %

Chester Room and Board (2007)

Chester offers campus housing for 133 of its 201 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Chester, New Hampshire for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New Hampshire Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Chester Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 16,780
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,780
Room and board $ 8,086
Room charge $ 4,486
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,600
Books and supplies $ 700
Other expenses $ 1,587

Financial Aid:
Chester participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 473300)

Chester Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track57

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professoracademic year1*2*
Assistant professoracademic year4$35,5585$35,943
All faculty totalacademic year5$38,4777$39,341

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Chester Degree Programs (2007)

Graphic Design

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other

Photography And Commercial Art

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Chester Highlights

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What Sets Chester Apart:

% of degrees in fine arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 5%$pretty_college $award_cats{$char}
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Chester Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in design
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Chester % of degrees in design
% of degrees in photography and commercial art
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Chester % of degrees in photography and commercial art
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 13%Chester Faculty/student ratio (full-time)

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan

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