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# New Hampshire Colleges

In 2019, 36,538 students received a degree from a college in New Hampshire, making it rank #36 in terms of graduations. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $19,767 per year to get their degree at a college in New Hampshire, while out of state students will pay an average of $24,771 per year.

About 74% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $7,023 per year.

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## Most Popular Schools in New Hampshire

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The total student population at Southern New Hampshire University is 113,514, of which 92,902 students are undergraduates and of those, 27,372 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at SNHU is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 78%. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

62% of SNHU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,511 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from SNHU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 14,788 students at UNH in total, 12,238 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 11,960 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UNH is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 77%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

71% of UNH students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $10,152 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,400 during the early-career years.

There are 4,459 undergraduates at Dartmouth, of which 4,401 are full-time, and there are 6,606 students altogether. For undergraduates at Dartmouth, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The acceptance rate at Dartmouth is 10%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Around 50% of accepted students are men, and 50% are women.

44% of Dartmouth students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,195 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Dartmouth with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $58,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 4,648 students at Plymouth State in total, 3,802 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,659 are full-time. For undergraduates at Plymouth State, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 79%. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

Roughly 79% of students at Plymouth State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,135 a year. Plymouth State has a 4.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Plymouth State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 3,502 students at Keene State in total, 3,378 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,279 are full-time. It takes the average Keene State undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly 75% of students at Keene State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,388 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,900 during the early-career years.

There are 3,256 students at NHTI in total, 1,282 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

66% of NHTI students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,207 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.9% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NHTI is $31,600.

The total student population at New England College is 3,527, of which 1,858 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,809 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at NEC is 4.2 years.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

86% of NEC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,010 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,500 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Rivier University is 2,332, of which 1,438 students are undergraduates and of those, 943 are full-time. For undergraduates at Rivier, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 68%. Around 25% of accepted students are men, and 75% are women.

Roughly 94% of students at Rivier take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,118 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Rivier is $39,800.

The total student population at Franklin Pierce University is 2,114, of which 1,600 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,450 are full-time. It takes the average Franklin Pierce undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Roughly 85% of students at Franklin Pierce take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $14,300 a year. Franklin Pierce has a 4.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,100 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Granite State College is 2,005, of which 1,729 students are undergraduates and of those, 827 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 74% of students at GSC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,828 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.7% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from GSC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 2,014 full-time undergraduates at St. Anselm College, and 2,033 students altogether. St. Anselm College has a freshman retention rate of 89%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 76%. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

72% of St. Anselm College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,934 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $49,000 during the early-career years.

There are 2,565 students at MCC in total, 805 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 55% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,347 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,200 during the early-career years.

There are 1,695 students at Great Bay Community College in total, 578 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

46% of Great Bay Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,936 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,800 during the early-career years.

The student loan default rate of 3.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Antioch University - New England with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 515 full-time undergraduates at Nashua Community College, and 1,516 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

45% of Nashua Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,763 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,000 during the early-career years.

There are 252 full-time undergraduates at White Mountains Community College, and 697 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

Approximately 66% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,869 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from White Mountains Community College is $28,400.

The total student population at Colby - Sawyer College is 855, of which 851 students are undergraduates and of those, 803 are full-time. For undergraduates at Colby - Sawyer, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

Roughly 78% of students at Colby - Sawyer take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,965 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,600 during the early-career years.

The total student population at University of New Hampshire at Manchester is 753, of which 723 students are undergraduates and of those, 595 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 61%. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Roughly 62% of students at UNH Manchester take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,469 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UNH Manchester is $42,400.

There are 759 students at NH Community Technical College - Claremont in total, 149 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

Roughly 38% of students at NH Community Technical College - Claremont take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,478 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NH Community Technical College - Claremont is $30,500.

There are 291 full-time undergraduates at Lakes Region Community College, and 700 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Roughly 74% of students at Lakes Region Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,613 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Lakes Region Community College is $32,300.

There are 109 full-time undergraduates at Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health, and 111 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

65% of Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,256 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,100 during the early-career years.

There are 203 students at Empire Beauty School-Hooksett in total, 119 are full-time undergraduates. Empire Beauty School-Hooksett has a freshman retention rate of 91%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

97% of Empire Beauty School-Hooksett students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,834 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Empire Beauty School-Hooksett is $20,000.

UNH Franklin Pierce has a 2.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UNH Franklin Pierce is $42,400.

The total student population at Empire Beauty School-Somersworth is 159, which includes 103 full-time undergraduates. Empire Beauty School-Somersworth has a freshman retention rate of 94%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

89% of Empire Beauty School-Somersworth students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,831 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Empire Beauty School-Somersworth is $20,100.

### Michaels School of Hair Design and Esthetics - A Paul Mitchell Partner School

The total student population at Michaels School of Hair Design and Esthetics - A Paul Mitchell Partner School is 101, which includes 49 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

65% of Michaels School of Hair Design and Esthetics students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,337 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,700 during the early-career years.

## Other New Hampshire Colleges

Rank | School | Yearly Graduations |
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26 | St Joseph School of Nursing | 57 |

27 | Harmony Health Care Institute | 48 |

28 | Laird Institute of Spa Therapy | 43 |

29 | Empire Beauty School-Laconia | 37 |

30 | Continental Academie of Hair Design, Hudson | 33 |

31 | Thomas More College of Liberal Arts | 25 |

32 | New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts | 24 |

33 | Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts | 23 |

34 | Paul Mitchell the School Portsmouth | 22 |

34 | Upper Valley Educators Institute | 22 |

36 | Keene Beauty Academy | 20 |

37 | New England School of Hair Design | 14 |

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