Western New England College

Western New England College

Western New England College, also known as WNEC, was established in 1919. It is a private, coeducational college situated in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States. The campus spreads across an area of more than 200 acres. The college records an enrollment of more than 3,000 students every year. In addition to the main campus, WNEC operates several satellite sites located within Massachusetts. WNEC offers several undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in diverse areas of study. The college comprises of the following schools:

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Law
  • School of Pharmacy

WNEC is a member of the NCAA, Division III. Their sports teams are known as the Golden Bears. They compete in The Commonwealth Coast Conference (TCCC), New England Football Conference, Eastern College Athletic Conference Northeast, and the New England College Conference Wrestling Association. The teams participate in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, wrestling, softball, swimming, and volleyball.

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Western New England College
1215 Wilbraham Rd
Springfield , MA 01119-2684
General Phone: (413) 782-3111

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Western New England College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management245business, business management, accounting, finance, human resources, MIS, marketing, marketing studies
Law151law, advanced legal research
Security and Law Enforcement127criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police
Engineering85biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, engineering management
Therapy and Counseling68psychology
Liberal Arts67English, creative writing, liberal arts and sciences, international studies, economics, political science, sociology, history
Education and Teaching45elementary school teaching, English teaching, math teaching
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy41sports and fitness management
Media27communication studies, mass communication
Science18biology, molecular biology, chemistry, chemistry courses
Computer Science and Engineering7information science, computer science
Family and Social Work7social work
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy

Number of programs and degrees for Western New England College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree65234
Master's degree11215
Doctor's degree - professional practice1391
Associate's degree11

Western New England College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Western New England College had a total enrollment of 3,657 students (3,688 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 59%
Women 41%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 73%
Graduate 27%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 80%
Black 3%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 11%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 27%
20-21 29%
22-24 19%
25-29 11%
30-34 4%
35-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%

Western New England College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 76 %
Part-Time 50 %

Western New England College Room and Board (2007)

Western New England College offers campus housing for 1,985 of its 3,688 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

Western New England College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470560
SAT Math485590
ACT Composite2024

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT95%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT16%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Western New England College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 27,470
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 27,470
Room and board $ 10,554
Books and supplies $ 1,050
Other expenses $ 1,807

Financial Aid:
Western New England College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 222600)

Western New England College Faculty

Western New England College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year49$108,94120$99,512
Associate professoracademic year33$75,89416$78,561
Assistant professoracademic year21$70,02522$64,507
Instructoracademic year10$51,5299$47,928
All faculty totalacademic year113$86,97767$76,085

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

Western New England College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football New England Football Conference
Basketball Commonwealth Coast Conference
Baseball Commonwealth Coast Conference
Track Commonwealth Coast Conference

Western New England College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Science/Studies

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education

Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering/Industrial Management
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Advanced Legal Research/Studies, Gen (LLM, MCL, MLI, MSL, JSD/SJD)
Law (LLB, JD)

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Molecular Biology

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Top 11%Western New England College % of degrees in law
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Top 12%Western New England College Male % of student body
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Top 16%Western New England College % of degrees in business and management
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Top 18%Western New England College % of degrees in engineering
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Top 19%Western New England College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 20%Western New England College Number of students

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checked Student employment services
checked Option to study abroad
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checked Tenure system for quality teaching
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