Getting a degree in as little as 18 months sounds impossible to some, but not to the student veterans at New England Institute of Technology.
About New England Institute of Technology
The New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) offers its 2,813 students Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Online Degrees in over 50 programs. With a school calendar running on quarters instead of semesters, NEIT classes begin four times a year, in January, March/April, July and October.
For students with changing schedules (cough cough, student veterans and military personnel), this school calendar compliments their lifestyle well.
NEIT is located in rural East Greenwich, Rhode Island and has attracted 223 military connected students to its campus. Although it is a private institution and is not cheap (current tuition is $23,301 a year), NEIT is only a 2-year program as opposed to four years.
How NEIT Supports Veterans
Currently enrolled students who are eligible receive a BAH of $1,870 and a hefty annual payment from the Yellow Ribbon Program.
“Starting in the Fall 2016 quarter, the college will provide up to $3225 annually in Yellow Ribbon benefits to each eligible student, which is matched by an equal $3225 annual maximum by the Veterans Administration.”
To help their students hit the ground running with some credit under their belt, NEIT awards ACE Credit for military experience and the CLEP exam, and follows ACE standards for credit. (All of these programs and jargon are fully explained here.)
US News & World Report Ranked
Not only does the New England Institute of Technology have many options, but it is also nationally ranked by US News & World Report, whose annual Best Colleges rankings put NEIT’s Online Bachelors Program as #49 on their list!
Outside of the Classroom
Looking to get involved on campus? Wanting more than just a degree? The New England Institute of Technology also has a multitude of interesting activities and clubs, but one of them I specifically want to highlight is called SkillsUSA.
SkillsUSA is national organization that prepares America’s workers, and offers training programs in technical occupations. Students are taught communication skills, work attitudes and self-reliance. This organization promotes an understanding of the free enterprise system and involvement in community service.
IfNew England Institute of Technology sounds like a good fit for you, check out their full profile and start a conversation with their admissions counselors.
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