New England Tech Announces $120 Million Expansion Region’s Leading Technical WorkforceTrainer

EAST GREENWICH, RI – New England Institute of Technology President Richard I. Gouse
announced today that the college is embarking on a $120 million expansion program at its East
Greenwich campus.

President Gouse stated, “This is an exciting day for New England Tech. This is the 2nd phase of
our $250,000,000 campus development program in East Greenwich. This expansion will allow
us to offer on-campus housing for the first time in our college’s 75 year history. We will also be
expanding our information technology’s facilities to more than 300,000 square feet. This will make
us the region’s largest provider of collegiate level technology driven training. These changes will
also allow our college to offer new and expanded degree granting programs in such related areas
as information technology, advanced manufacturing, the health sciences, architecture, engineering and video/audio production.”

This phase of the new project will include:

  • More than 300,000 square feet of new facilities.
  • A new 400 room on-campus dormitory.
  • Expanded classroom space, with a further emphasis on information technology capability.
  • A new student dining area.
  • Expanded amenities for the students, including a fitness center.
  • The development of a college ‘green’ open space area.
  • Infrastructure upgrades to accommodate the college’s entire 226 acre campus,
    including electrical, traffic, water, sewer and drainage improvements.

New England Institute of Technology has also recently completed the following significant
projects:

  • Creation of an information technology workforce training initiative solely dedicated to
    meeting the 21st century information technology needs of the region’s employers.
  • Renewal of accreditation by the New England Association of
    Schools and Colleges, through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
    This prestigious body accredits every major university in the region.
  • The college recently completed the expansion of the college’s nursing ‘simulation’
    laboratory. This expansion, in addition to the original health science laboratories
    that opened in 2011, gives New England Tech one of New England’s largest and most
    comprehensive health science education facilities.
  • The college, working in conjunction with the Town of East Greenwich and the State
    Department of Transportation, has completed two significant transportation projects
    to assist traffic flow in East Greenwich. The first project is the addition of a traffic
    lane to assist those vehicles entering Route 4 South at Division Road and the second
    is the ‘grand entrance’ created by a new traffic ‘round-a-bout’ on Division Street.
    These projects have and will substantially improve traffic flow in the immediate campus
    area.
  • Over the past decade, thousands of New England Tech graduates have obtained
    employment in meaningful careers. Since 2005, New England Tech has graduated
    close to 12,000 students with careers in over 4,000 companies, more than 2,000 of
    them in Rhode Island.
  • This year New England Tech is proud to be entering its 75th year of operation and will
    be celebrating its 75th anniversairy with events throughout 2015.

President Gouse concluded, “On behalf of our entire college community I am pleased to
announce this commitment to our students, faculty and staff. Our commitment however does
not end there. The first two phases in our campus development will represent a $250 million
dollar investment in Rhode Island and our host community, East Greenwich. For 75 years we
have been on the cutting edge of hands-on career training and thousands of our graduates
are employed in high level careers. This economic development investment will not only
continue that tradition, but will now place our college at the most advanced levels of workforce
training for 21st century employment. We recognize that these are turbulent times and that is
why we have instituted progressive measures such as a tuition freeze program and increased
financial aid to make our college more affordable. New England Tech, along with the region’s
other not-for-profit institutions, understands the key role we play in expanding the local
economy. This expansion furthers our on-going commitment to the State of Rhode Island. ”

Under the leadership of President Richard I. Gouse, New England Institute of Technology is
a private, non-profit technical college with an enrollment of more than 3,000 students and is
accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. Founded in 1940,
today the college offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and on-line degrees in more than
40 technical and business programs. Each of our degree programs is taught with a proven
combination of technical expertise coupled with hands-on learning. For more information, call
800-736-7744 or visit www.neit.edu. Follow news of the college on Facebook, Twitter, You
Tube, Instagram, Tumblr and the New England Tech Blog

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