The New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) is a private and not-for-profit university located in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. It was founded in 1940.
NEIT offers associate, Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in the fields of Architecture and Interior Design, Automotive and Marine Technology, Building Technology and Construction, Digital Media and Communications, Engineering Technology, Health Science and Services, Information Technology, Law Enforcement and Veterinary Science.
Over 50 programmes are offered at NEIT, some of which can be completed in 18 months or three years. Students can develop a close working relationship with their teachers thanks to a low student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1.
NEIT’s Shipbuilding/Marine Trades and Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI) provides free training for unemployed people to become welders or machinists.
Students studying in a certain field of technology can also join the relevant student club as a way of growing their professional network and enhancing their resume. Clubs include surgical technology, video game development and criminal justice. There are also recreational student clubs such as music, golf and intramural sports.
NEIT takes part in SkillsUSA, a membership organisation which organises events and competitions to develop students’ vocational and technical abilities. The SkillsUSA network opens up opportunities for students to contact future employers.
The town of East Greenwich is scenic and safe. Its waterfront is its hub for social and cultural affairs, with numerous restaurants and bars. Boating and fishing are popular pastimes. NEIT also has two satellite locations in Warwick, Rhode Island, the state’s second largest city.