The New England state of New Hampshire is rich in history as well as postsecondary education options.
The University System of New Hampshire is the largest postsecondary education system in the state. It includes the University of New Hampshire with its main campus in Durham, an urban campus in Manchester, and the New Hampshire School of Law. Plymouth State University, Granite State College, and Keene State College round out the list. New Hampshire also has seven community colleges.
There are 15 private universities in New Hampshire. The most well-known institution is Dartmouth, a prestigious Ivy League school that consistently earns high marks for academic excellence. The university has a rich history. It was founded in 1769 as an institution to educate Native Americans.
There are myriad trade and vocational colleges in New Hampshire, offering 2-year and 4-year degree programs. Health care degree programs in particular have become increasingly popular in the state.
New Hampshire colleges participate in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), a national set of standards for distance education. This agreement make it easier for students to take online courses and online degree programs offered by postsecondary institutions based in other states.
New Hampshire is committed to increasing college completion rates and closing achievement gaps, especially among traditionally underrepresented groups. The state's participation in Complete College America aims to do just that.
And, under New Hampshire's Dual Admission program, students can pay one application fee and enroll at a community college and also be admitted to the state's public university system.
For more information on the University System of New Hampshire, see: https://www.usnh.edu/
|School||City||Total Enrollment||Institution Level||Avg In-State Tuition||Programs Offered|
|Colby-Sawyer College||New London||1,111||Four or more years||39,200||32|
|Daniel Webster College||Nashua||N/A||Four or more years||16,410||26|
|Dartmouth College||Hanover||6,409||Four or more years||49,998||107|
|Empire Beauty School-Laconia||Laconia||94||Less than 2 years (below associate)||N/A||3|
|Empire Beauty School-Somersworth||Somersworth||130||Less than 2 years (below associate)||N/A||2|
|Franklin Pierce University||Rindge||2,392||Four or more years||31,500||71|
|University of New Hampshire-School of Law||Concord||256||Four or more years||N/A||4|
|Keene Beauty Academy||Keene||44||Less than 2 years (below associate)||N/A||2|
|Northeast Catholic College||Warner||90||Four or more years||21,400||2|
|Michaels School of Hair Design and Esthetics-Paul Mitchell Partner School||Bedford||132||Less than 2 years (below associate)||N/A||5|
|New England College||Henniker||2,781||Four or more years||23,162||73|
|New England School of Hair Design||West Lebanon||32||Less than 2 years (below associate)||N/A||3|
|Southern New Hampshire University||Manchester||73,177||Four or more years||30,756||145|
|New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts||Hudson||35||Less than 2 years (below associate)||N/A||1|
|University of New Hampshire-Main Campus||Durham||15,188||Four or more years||14,410||207|