The New England School of Communications began as the New England School of Broadcasting (NESB, nicknamed "Nessbee") in 1981. It had an educational mission to train students for positions in the broadcasting industry. The school's first campus was in a downtown location called the "Broadcast House" in 1983. The location proved to be temporary as the school's growth required a bigger campus. In 1985, NESB moved to a location on the campus of Husson College and continued to grow by providing housing, dining, a gymnasium and other campus amenities. NESCom was acquired by Husson in 1997. In 2001, a new Communication Center was established for the school with a new wing added in 2004. In 2014, NESCOM merged with Husson University. NESCOM is now a division of Husson University.
The George Wildey Communication Center houses all NESCom programs except Entertainment Production, which utilizes the Gracie Theatre. WHSN, an alternative radio station licensed the university, broadcasts from the Wildey Center. General education courses often occur in other buildings on campus. The Husson campus also includes the Robert O'Donnell Commons, Peabody Hall, the Dickerman Dining Hall, the Beardsley Meeting House, the Dyke Center for Family Business, the Darling Learning Center, Hart Hall, Carlisle Hall, Bell Hall, and the university's athletic center.
NESCom offers a Bachelor of Science Degree program with concentrations available in Audio Engineering, Live Sound Engineering, Entertainment Production, WebMedia, Journalism, Sports Journalism, Marketing Communications, Radio Broadcasting (including campus station WHSN), and Video Production.