Granite State College

Granite State College

Granite State College, GSC, is a four-year public college in Concord, New Hampshire that was founded in 1972. It offers programs at the certificate, associate's and bachelor degree levels in subjects including business management, applied science, and early childhood education. Teacher education programs and online courses are also available.

Eligible students who need financial aid are given grants, loans, or scholarships and they can also opt for work-study programs. GSC has some privately funded scholarships for its students. The college also has a host of student support facilities including an academic resource center with computers and coordinators who assist students with computer tutorials. It also has a Virtual Library where scholarly journals and other internet resources can be accessed. Special arrangements are made for students with disabilities, and the school also tries to help them by arranging special accommodations. Facilities for assisting students with placements are also provided.

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Contacting Granite State

Granite State College
8 Old Suncook Road
Concord , NH 03301-7317
General Phone: (603) 228-3000

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Granite State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts163liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies
Education and Teaching80special ed, early childhood education
Business and Management76business management, human resources
Therapy and Counseling53behavioral sciences
Security and Law Enforcement8criminal justice and administration
Computer Science and Engineering6information technology
Law3banking and finance, legal assistant
Medical Support and Technology1speech pathology
Medical Administration0health care administration

Number of programs and degrees for Granite State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year47
Bachelor's degree2327
Postbaccalaureate certificate641
Associate's degree904

Granite State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Granite State had a total enrollment of 1,550 students (1,161 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 86%
Graduate 14%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 80%
Black 1%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 17%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 4%
20-21 5%
22-24 7%
25-29 14%
30-34 12%
35-39 13%
40-49 28%
50-64 15%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Hampshire94%

Granite State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 50 %
Part-Time 71 %

Granite State Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Concord, New Hampshire for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New Hampshire Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Granite State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,907
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,243
Books and supplies $ 900

Financial Aid:
Granite State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3101300)

Granite State Faculty

Granite State has a tenure system for faculty.

Granite State Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Technology

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law (LLM, JSD/SJD)
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Behavioral Sciences

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