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IPEDS ID: 167093
OPE ID: 00216400
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New England College of Optometry
424 Beacon St, Boston, Massachusetts 02115
General information:  (617) 266-2030
Website:  www.neco.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  527 (0 undergraduate)
Admissionswww.neco.edu/admissions/contact
Apply Onlinewww.neco.edu
Financial Aidwww.neco.edu/admissions/financial-aid
Net Price Calculatorwww.neco.edu
Disability Serviceswww.neco.edu
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Special Learning Opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty5219
Instructional4717
Research and public service52
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
Tuition$20,319
Fees$350
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2016-2017, therefore financial aid information was not reported.

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  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2016-2017, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2017
Total enrollment (all graduate)527
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Student Gender:
Male: 26%
Female: 74%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 26%
Black or African American: 1%
Hispanic/Latino: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 41%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 26%
Graduate Distance Education Status
Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
  • This institution does not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level, therefore admission information was not reported.
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
  • Institutions that did not offer undergraduate programs were not required to report Outcome Measures.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Vision Science/Physiological Optics-6--
Category total-6--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Ophthalmic and Optometric Support Services and Allied Professions, Other1--0
Optometry--143-
Category total1-1430
Grand total161430
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 1
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
  • Average amounts of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
New England Commission of Higher Education12/1/1976 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
Optometry (OPT) - Professional degree programs6/30/1941 -  Accredited
Internship/Residency
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs
Residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses
4/25/2002 - 7/2/2016Accredited
Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs
Residency in Pediatric Optometry
3/13/2003 - 6/24/2017Accredited
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape000
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft010
Arson000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201520142013
Default rate1.0%0.0%0.0%
Number in default100
Number in repayment929890
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)