Daniel Webster College, located in Nashua, NH, is a private institution located right next to the Nasua Municipal Airport. The location is suiting, as the school is well-known for its programs of study in Aeronautical Engineering, Air Traffic Management, Aviation Management, Simulation and Robotics and Homeland Security, amongst many others. The school started in 1965 as the New England Aeronautical Institute (and to this day, is most well-known for its courses in this field), and was (as is probably expected) named for the Daniel Webster we all know—the historic American orator, statesman and senator. A few years after the school was created, however, it merged with its Daniel Webster Junior College division to become Daniel Webster College, and extended its educational focus to include business management and engineering, amongst the heavy dose of aeronautical offerings.
Today, DWC is still known for the above aviation-related programs, business management and a wide variety of other undergraduate and graduate degrees that run the gamut from computer science to marketing to sports management. In addition to these, there are a wide variety of completion programs and online education programs for aviation professionals. In fact, the B.S. in Aviation Operations in accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International, and many other federally approved flight courses are offered through the Flight Training Program, Air Traffic Management program and others. All of these programs are offered in one of Daniel Webster’s four schools: Arts and Sciences, Aviation Sciences, Business and Management and Engineering and Computer Sciences. The school is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
The hands-on nature of many of the school's programs require a lot of focused attention, which students will surely receive with a total enrollment of 700 traditional day students and 100 evening students with the majority of classes ranging in size from 10-19. That being said, online programs are available for those working towards their MBA, Bachelor of Science in Business or Associate of Science in Business Administration.
There are three traditional on-campus residency halls and two non-traditional dormitories—which are actually townhomes available to upper class students. Upperclassmen resident advisors serve as role models and confidantes for the underclassman students. All of the housing provided by the school bolsters better relationships amongst all the students and even the community surrounding the campus. In fact, one residency hall specifically hosts students who express an interest in community service. And once a month, the Living Learning Community participants work together on a community service project (as well as take a class dedicated to the subject and sit in on an enlightening leadership course).
As small as the school may seem though, Daniel Webster still has a thriving athletics department. The Eagles have 15 varsity athletic teams and are part of the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC). Men’s sports include soccer, cross country, golf, basketball, ice hockey, baseball, lacrosse, and volleyball. Women's sports options include soccer, cross country, volleyball, basketball, softball, volleyball and field hockey.
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Sector Of Institution:4-year, Private for-profit
Highest Level Of Offering:Master's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:175
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