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College Profile: Mount Washington College

 
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Hesser College is a for-profit college with several campuses in New Hampshire. It is owned by Kaplan, Inc.

Consumer information, including student outcomes and financial obligation, is campus specific and can be found <a href="http://tlp.khec.com/publicpages/hesser/consumerinfo.aspx?brand=hesser">here</a>.
 
3 Sundial Ave
Manchester, NH
03103-9969
603-668-6660 (general)
603-668-6660 (financial aid)
603-668-6660 (admissions)
 
 
 

 
Mission Statement

The mission of Hesser College is to provide a high-quality, student-oriented, professionally focused, affordable learning experience. Our programs foster student learning with opportunities to launch, enhance, or change careers in a diverse global society. The College is committed to general education, a student-centered service and support approach, and applied scholarship in a practical environment.


General Information
Other Names
Type Private for-profit, 4-year or above
Control Private for-profit
Size Under 1,000
Campus Setting City: Midsize
Calendar System Other academic year
Title IV Eligibility Not currently participating in Title IV, has an OPE ID number
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
Yes Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
No ROTCNo Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyNo Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyYes Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

Mount Washington College Website
Wikipedia

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy Yes
Admission test scores Not applicable
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Not applicable

Applicants (most recent fall period)
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Admissions (most recent fall period)
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Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
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SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
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Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
5,463 Student Body SizeNo On-Campus Housing
0 Fall Applicants0 Total Dormitory Capacity
0 Fall Admissions

Gender
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Ethnicity
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College Levels Offered
No Less than one year certificateYes One but less than two years certificate
Yes Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
Yes Bachelor's degreeNo Postbaccalaureate certificate
No Master's degreeNo Post-master's certificate
No Doctor's degreeNo First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

Degrees and Certifications
Accounting (Associate Degree)
The objective of the Accounting program is to prepare students with knowledge of accounting theories and principles together with their application in the accounting functions of business. Students are provided with the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully enter the fields of accounting or business. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded an Associate degree. Graduates of the program will have the ability to analyze, record, and interpret accounting information as it is used by companies and organizations.
Business Administration (Associate Degree)
The Business Administration program is designed to provide each student with a fundamental understanding of the concepts of business. Courses enhance critical thinking skills and offer students a solid foundation in basic business functions such as management, finance, accounting, human resources, marketing and law. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded an Associate degree. Program Features include practicing financial planning, computer applications and human relations, an available externship and the option to choose electives to strengthen valuable business skills.
Business Administration (Bachelor Degree)
The Business Administration program is designed to provide each student with a fundamental understanding of the concepts of business. Courses enhance critical thinking skills and offer students a solid foundation in basic business functions such as management, finance, accounting, human resources, marketing and law. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded a Bachelor of Science degree. Program Features include practicing financial planning, computer applications and human relations, an available externship and the option to choose electives to strengthen valuable business skills.
Business Administration: Accounting (Bachelor Degree)
Pursuing a business administration degree with a concentration in accounting at Hesser College can lead to employment in a variety of areas. These include opportunities in the corporate world as well as in government. You may choose to specialize in particular areas including taxes, financial analysis, compensation and benefits, and asset management. While pursuing your degree in accounting, you will be provided with knowledge of accounting theories and principles and their real-world application.
Business Administration: Accounting (Bachelor Degree)
Pursuing a business administration degree with a concentration in accounting at Hesser College can lead to employment in a variety of areas. These include opportunities in the corporate world as well as in government. You may choose to specialize in particular areas including taxes, financial analysis, compensation and benefits, and asset management. While pursuing your degree in accounting, you will be provided with knowledge of accounting theories and principles and their real-world application.
Communications (Associate Degree)
The Communications & Public Relations program presents the fundamentals of communications and public relations including developing a news release and working with the media, creating programs that will benefit the community, interacting with consumers and investors, managing communications during a crisis, and event planning. Students learn how to develop core communications strategies for print, radio and television. Students will also develop skills in radio and video production, advertising and marketing. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded an Associate degree. Program features also include the development of creative skills in programming, news, music selection, media writing and video presentation, taking part in a career-oriented program, having instructors working in various fields of communications and having an Externship available.
Criminal Justice (Associate Degree)
The Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice can launch a new career. It also can act as a base to continue your education in criminal justice. Whichever path you choose, Hesser College can help you reach your criminal justice career goals. Our program will provide you with a solid foundation in the theories and techniques used in both the public and private sectors of law enforcement, corrections, or security.
Criminal Justice (Bachelor Degree)
The Criminal Justice program will give students a sound foundation in theories and techniques that prepare them for a professional position in the public or private sectors of law enforcement, corrections or security. Specific electives allow students to tailor the program to their career goals. The program is designed to provide a broad base in social sciences, creating opportunities in related fields of human services or for continuing education in Criminal Justice. Externships can provide students with the practical experience needed to be successful in their chosen career fields. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded a Bachelor of Science degree. The program features field trips to the FBI Academy and Supreme Court in Washington, hands-on approach to theories and techniques used in law enforcement and available externships.
Early Childhood Education (Associate Degree)
The Early Childhood Education program helps prepare students for taking an important role in the lives of children, teaching them how to think, play, work together and improve their confidence. Preschool teachers act as coaches and facilitators, serving as models for children. Students will learn to teach young children how to read, write and do basic mathematics. They will also help them develop socially by instructing them in forming good relationships. As teachers, students will be responsible for reporting a child's progress to the parents and the program supervisors. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded an Associate degree. The program features state-of-the-art training facility and students observe and teach under the guidance of a full-time director, work with children and their parents directly as well as focus on children's maximum growth and development. Students are placed each semester in training facilities and externship and job placement assistance available.
Graphic Design (Associate Degree)
The Graphic Design program helps students who have artistic flair and an eye for aesthetics with a comprehensive and well-balanced course of study that prepares them for entry-level positions. The traditional design foundations are blended with the latest electronic technology and refined with a core liberal studies base?all of which enable graduates to become competent, efficient, professional graphic designers. Guided by professionals, students will explore the many avenues and projects they will experience in the graphics field. Through classroom lectures, videos and hands-on desktop exercises, a full spectrum of preparation is provided. Basic skills and developing an understanding of printing and production techniques complement the broad curriculum. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded an Associate degree. The program features students will be properly prepared to utilize industry-specific graphic design software and developing a portfolio with direction to ensure proper presentation techniques.
Interior Design (Associate Degree)
This program is designed to introduce students to the many aspects of interior design and provide them with the skills necessary to communicate their design concepts through graphic, oral and technical presentations. Students will learn basic business skills so they will be better prepared to function effectively in the field of interior design. Students will design several interior environments and use their newly acquired knowledge of space planning, material selection, drafting and presentation. They will learn how to creatively use colors, lighting, style and fabrics in their designs. In addition, students will enhance their technical design capabilities by learning how to design and draft with the use of special computer-aided design software. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded an Associate degree. The program develops both design and technical skills, is ideal for students who are creative and outgoing, teaches the use of basic drafting equipment, has an externship that allows students to participate in project design and has field trips to destinations of design interest.
Liberal Studies (Associate Degree)
The Liberal Studies program provides a broad range of courses in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and is designed to assist students who wish to continue their education toward a Bachelor degree. Students may also choose to take advantage of this program before selecting a specific career field. Transfer advising, including advising on the school's Bachelor's Degree programs, is available to help students select programs that meet their interests and facilitate the transfer of credits. In addition to specific courses, a minimum of 18 credits are required in a concentration. These courses may be taken in the Liberal Studies area, other career courses, or students may elect to design a concentration (minimum of 3 courses) with assistance from an adviser in areas such as Computer Science or Business Administration. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded an Associate degree. The program featues a wide range of topics from which to choose, cooperative transfer arrangements exist with a variety of four-year institutions and easy transfer into one of the school's Bachelor's Degree programs, substantial savings can be realized over the four years of college, the opportunity to choose a specific concentration with an advisor as well as the ability to enroll full-time in a four-year institution or work full-time and continue their education as a part-time student following graduation.
Massage Therapy (Diploma Program)
The Massage Therapy program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the field of massage therapy. Students who successfully complete the Massage Therapy program should have the necessary knowledge and skills to take and pass the NCETMB exam (National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork) presented by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massagenand Bodywork (NCBTMB) and/or their state examination, if applicable, and become employed as a massage therapist. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded a diploma. Graduates of this program may be able to: demonstrate proper body and table mechanics and draping, explain the history of massage therapy, define basic organ structure and function, chart client?s intake and progress, demonstrate ROM, demonstrate and explain basic health and hygiene procedures, demonstrate and explain advanced techniques such as deep tissue, neurovascular massage and the use of water as a therapeutic tool, define and explain basic business procedure, obtain CPR certification, demonstrate the core techniques of sports massage, explain the role of nutrition as it affects the client and massage therapist and define and explain the core anatomical and physiological relationships of the craniosacral system. Students may also be able to write a resum?, prepare for interviews and conduct a professional job search.
Medical Assistant (Associate Degree)
The Medical Assistant program prepares students to become a key member of a medical team, trained to assist physicians in the management of healthcare and in providing medical services. Students will gain administrative and clinical skills and have their choice of opportunities to work with physicians in private practices, clinics, health maintenance organizations, nursing homes and hospitals, as well as in businesses servicing the medical profession such as insurance or pharmaceutical companies. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded an Associate degree or diploma. The program features practical skill training and combines medical terminology courses with strong computer-automated systems programs.
Medical Assistant (Diploma Program)
Due to the growing demand for quality health care, a career as a medical assistant is a strong choice. In fact, medical assistant is viewed as one of the fastest-growing occupations through 2014.*
Paralegal Studies (Associate Degree)
The Paralegal Studies program exposes students to a wide range of legal areas. Students will acquire a fundamental awareness of the law and practical hands-on skills that prepare them to meet the demands of the paralegal profession. Courses focus on legal areas such as legal research; civil and criminal law; property law; and wills, estates and trusts. In addition, students are trained in legal research using online computer systems interfacing with a national legal database. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded an Associate degree. The program teaches legal employees substantial research skills, advanced critical thinking abilities and sophisticated communication techniques. A number of interesting and varied externship possibilities available.
Psychology (Bachelor Degree)
Psychology is the study of human behaviors and the mental processes that underlie those behaviors. The study of this field of social science provides the basis for a sound understanding of both individual and group behaviors. Electives give students the opportunity to investigate a wide variety of interests in the field: psychology in social work, clinical and/or counseling psychology, or educational psychology. Further postsecondary study in psychology increases career opportunities. Many students have saved thousands of dollars in tuition by earning their Associate degree and then continuing their education in a four-year psychology program. The curriculum offers a broad selection of courses in the social sciences as well as opportunities for field work.

All Academic Programs
 
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