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Manchester Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Manchester Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Manchester, New Hampshire

There are at least 8 colleges in Manchester, listed and described below. These schools represent 11,993 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 10,245 full-time students, and a reported 3,530 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include Southern New Hampshire University and Manchester Community College.

We also provide an extensive list of New Hampshire Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Manchester.

Featured Colleges in the Manchester Area (QuickSchools™)

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Colleges in Manchester with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Continental Academie of Hair Design Manchester
228 Maple Street
Manchester, NH 03103

  • Programs: cosmetology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 35 students, 50 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Saint Anselm College
100 Saint Anselm Drive
Manchester, NH 03102-1310

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business, various nursing, criminology, history, psychology, biology, sociology, political science
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 1,968 students, 2,090 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,665 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 500-600. Math: 510-600. Writing: 500-600.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Southern New Hampshire University
2500 N River Rd
Manchester, NH 03106

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, international development, accounting, hospitality management, computer and info science, psychology, marketing, international business
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 6,439 students, 5,690 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,668 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 440-520. Math: 440-540. Writing: 430-525.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

University of New Hampshire at Manchester
400 Commercial Street
Manchester, NH 03101-1113

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: business, psychology, communication studies, liberal arts and sciences, English, registered nursing, history, electronics tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associate's. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 1,102 students, 1,050 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 450-550. Math: 450-550. Writing: 450-540.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Manchester Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Manchester Community College
1066 Front St
Manchester, NH 03102-8518

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: registered nursing, accounting, automobile mechanics, HVAC, liberal arts and sciences, medical assistant, business management, welding
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 2,174 students, 1,260 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services.

New Hampshire Institute of Art
148 Concord St
Manchester, NH 03104-4858

  • Programs: fine arts studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 310 students, 155 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 197 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services. Study abroad option.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Bedford Colleges 1 18,274 177  
Chester Colleges 1 3,792 227 133
Concord Colleges 5 40,687 5,594 350
Hudson Colleges 2 22,928 116  
Merrimack Colleges 1 25,119 98 88
Nashua Colleges 5 86,605 5,092 898

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