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37 Colleges
36,538 Yearly Graduations
$79,068 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$28,093 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly graduations, New Hampshire is ranked #36 in the country with 36,538 degrees handed out in 2019. New Hampshire colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $19,767 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $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.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
20,399 Yearly Degrees
$31,136 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

Roughly 62% of students at SNHU take out loans to pay for college. 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.

Public Public vs. Private
4,540 Yearly Degrees
$18,879 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,238 undergraduates at UNH, of which 11,960 are full-time, and there are 14,788 students altogether. For undergraduates at UNH, the average graduation time 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 average amount of student loans 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.

#3

Dartmouth College

Hanover, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,114 Yearly Degrees
$57,204 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,606 students at Dartmouth in total, 4,459 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,401 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Dartmouth. The freshman retention rate is 96%.

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

Approximately 44% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,195 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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.

#4

Plymouth State University

Plymouth, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
1,352 Yearly Degrees
$14,440 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,648 students at Plymouth State in total, 3,802 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,659 are full-time. It takes the average Plymouth State undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 79% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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.

#5

Keene State College

Keene, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
960 Yearly Degrees
$14,568 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,378 undergraduates at Keene State, of which 3,279 are full-time, and there are 3,502 students altogether. For undergraduates at Keene State, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

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

75% of Keene State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,388 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

#6

NHTI-Concord's Community College

Concord, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
837 Yearly Degrees
$7,250 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

66% of NHTI students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,207 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,600 during the early-career years.

#7

New England College

Henniker, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
681 Yearly Degrees
$25,735 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,858 undergraduates at NEC, of which 1,809 are full-time, and there are 3,527 students altogether. 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.

#8

Rivier University

Nashua, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
615 Yearly Degrees
$33,540 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Rivier University is 2,332, of which 1,438 students are undergraduates and of those, 943 are full-time. It takes the average Rivier undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

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

94% of Rivier students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,118 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Rivier with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Franklin Pierce University

Rindge, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
574 Yearly Degrees
$39,100 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,600 undergraduates at Franklin Pierce, of which 1,450 are full-time, and there are 2,114 students altogether. It takes the average Franklin Pierce undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 85% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $14,300 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

#10

Granite State College

Concord, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
545 Yearly Degrees
$7,791 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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. It takes the average GSC undergraduate about 4.0 years to complete their degree.

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

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from GSC is $32,200.

#11

Saint Anselm College

Manchester, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
517 Yearly Degrees
$41,800 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,033 students at St. Anselm College in total, 2,014 are full-time undergraduates. 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.

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

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,934 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from St. Anselm College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $49,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Manchester Community College

Manchester, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
513 Yearly Degrees
$7,090 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Manchester Community College is 2,565, which includes 805 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 55% of students at MCC take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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

#13

Great Bay Community College

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
373 Yearly Degrees
$7,200 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

Approximately 46% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,936 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Great Bay Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Antioch University - New England

Keene, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
341 Yearly Degrees

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

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,500 during the early-career years.

#15

Nashua Community College

Nashua, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
312 Yearly Degrees
$7,140 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Nashua Community College is 1,516, which includes 515 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Approximately 45% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

Students who graduate from Nashua Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

White Mountains Community College

Berlin, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
247 Yearly Degrees
$7,090 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at White Mountains Community College is 697, which includes 252 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

66% of White Mountains Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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.

#17

Colby - Sawyer College

New London, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
219 Yearly Degrees
$43,188 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 855 students at Colby - Sawyer in total, 851 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 803 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Colby - Sawyer is 4.2 years.

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

Roughly 78% of students at Colby - Sawyer take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Colby - Sawyer is $33,600.

#18

University of New Hampshire at Manchester

Manchester, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
201 Yearly Degrees
$15,685 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 753 students at UNH Manchester in total, 723 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 595 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UNH Manchester is 4.2 years.

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

62% of UNH Manchester students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,469 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.

#19

River Valley Community College

Claremont, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
194 Yearly Degrees
$6,940 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 149 full-time undergraduates at NH Community Technical College - Claremont, and 759 students altogether. 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from NH Community Technical College - Claremont with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Lakes Region Community College

Laconia, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
188 Yearly Degrees
$6,738 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

74% of Lakes Region Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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.

#21

Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health

Manchester, New Hampshire
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
116 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health is 111, which includes 109 full-time undergraduates. 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health is $23,100.

#22

Empire Beauty School-Hooksett

Hooksett, New Hampshire
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
113 Yearly Degrees

There are 119 full-time undergraduates at Empire Beauty School-Hooksett, and 203 students altogether. 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.

Roughly 97% of students at Empire Beauty School-Hooksett take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,834 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Empire Beauty School-Hooksett with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $20,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
81 Yearly Degrees

The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

#24

Empire Beauty School-Somersworth

Somersworth, New Hampshire
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
80 Yearly Degrees

There are 159 students at Empire Beauty School-Somersworth in total, 103 are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Empire Beauty School-Somersworth is 94%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

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.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
58 Yearly Degrees

There are 49 full-time undergraduates at Michaels School of Hair Design and Esthetics, and 101 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Roughly 65% of students at Michaels School of Hair Design and Esthetics take out loans to pay for college. 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
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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