New Hampshire Colleges Summary

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.

Online Education in New Hampshire

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's Education Initiatives

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/

Sources:

  • The New Hampshire College & University Council (NHCUC), Accessed March 2018, http://www.nhcuc.org/
  • Community College System of New Hampshire, Accessed March 2018, http://www.ccsnh.edu/
  • Dartmouth College, Accessed March 2018, http://home.dartmouth.edu/

Education Institutes in New Hampshire
Total Number of Educational Institutes
40
Total Enrollment in all institutes
150,158
Number of Public Educational Institutes
14
Number of Private For-Profit Institutes
13
Number of Private Non-Profit Institutes
13
Graduation Rate
21.2%
Total Graduates With Bachelors Degree
6,170
On Campus and Online Programs in New Hampshire
Number of Institutes Offering on-campus programs
1
Number of Institutes Offering on-line programs
6
Number of Institutes Offering both
33
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Colleges and Universities in New Hampshire
SchoolCityTotal EnrollmentInstitution LevelAvg. In-State Tuition & FeesNumber of Programs Offered
Southern New Hampshire UniversityManchester90,955Four or more years$31,136145
University of New Hampshire-Main CampusDurham15,363Four or more years$18,067202
Dartmouth CollegeHanover6,509Four or more years$53,368109
Plymouth State UniversityPlymouth5,046Four or more years$13,770138
Keene State CollegeKeene3,866Four or more years$13,86883
NHTI-Concord's Community CollegeConcord3,666At least 2 but less than 4 years$7,42464
New England CollegeHenniker2,832Four or more years$36,95480
Manchester Community CollegeManchester2,766At least 2 but less than 4 years$7,23256
Rivier UniversityNashua2,431Four or more years$31,09060
Franklin Pierce UniversityRindge2,303Four or more years$34,99571
Granite State CollegeConcord2,019Four or more years$7,59360
Saint Anselm CollegeManchester1,964Four or more years$40,20041
Great Bay Community CollegePortsmouth1,846At least 2 but less than 4 years$7,42451
Nashua Community CollegeNashua1,791At least 2 but less than 4 years$7,32843
Colby-Sawyer CollegeNew London995Four or more years$41,18630