# Colleges in New Hampshire

There are fewer schools than is typical in this state, but students should remember quality is more important than quantity. New Hampshire colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $17,524, while students attending out-of-state may pay something more like $21,816.

An estimated 68% of college students in New Hampshire take out loans, with the average loan amount being $7,251.

The list below includes some of the biggest schools in the state ranked in order of popularity:

There are approximately 90,955 students at SNHU in total, 19,935 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average SNHU undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

About 78% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Roughly, 65% of students at SNHU take out loans to pay for college. Most of these students take out loans totaling $7,165. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from SNHU is $45,400.

There are 12,677 full-time undergraduates at U of NH, and 15,363 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at U of NH. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone: It has an acceptance rate of 77%. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

69% of U of NH students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical loan amount is $10,785. U of NH has a 2.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate for U of NH with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $51,400 after graduation.

The total student population at Dartmouth College is 6,509, of which 4,360 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Dartmouth undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone: It has an acceptance rate of 10%. Around 50% of accepted students are men, and 50% are women.

Approximately 45% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of these loans is $6,239. The student loan default rate of 0.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

$75,500 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from Dartmouth earns.

There are approximately 5,046 students at Plymouth State in total, 3,971 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Plymouth State undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 82% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of these loans is $8,671. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Plymouth State earns $41,700.

The total student population at Keene State College is 3,866, of which 3,624 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Keene State undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly, 74% of students at Keene State take out loans to pay for college. The typical loan amount is $9,724. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $42,400.

There are 1,811 full-time undergraduates at NEC, and 2,832 students altogether. It takes the average NEC undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

Nearly anyone who applies gets accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

81% of NEC students take out loans to afford college costs. Most of these students take out loans totaling $8,634. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from NEC earns $37,900.

The total student population at NHTI-Concord’s Community College is 3,666, of which 1,652 students are full-time undergraduates.

63% of NHTI students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical loan amount is $5,501. The student loan default rate of 9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $38,200.

There are 908 full-time undergraduates at Rivier, and 2,431 students altogether. It takes the average Rivier undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

About 68% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 25% are men and 75% are women.

Approximately 93% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $9,328. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

$45,400 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from Rivier earns.

There are approximately 2,303 students at Franklin Pierce College in total, 1,563 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Franklin Pierce College 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.

Roughly, 86% of students at Franklin Pierce College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $8,890. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate for Franklin Pierce College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,700 after graduation.

There are approximately 2,019 students at GSC in total, 807 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average GSC undergraduate about 4 years to complete their degree.

81% of GSC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of these loans is $4,659. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 11.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from GSC is $35,400.

There are 770 full-time undergraduates at New Hampshire State Trade School, and 2,766 students altogether.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical loan amount is $4,702. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from New Hampshire State Trade School earns $36,800.

The total student population at Saint Anselm College is 1,964, of which 1,926 students are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at St. Anselm College. The freshman retention rate is 89%.

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

Roughly, 76% of students at St. Anselm College take out loans to pay for college. Most of these students take out loans totaling $9,553. The student loan default rate of 1.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from St. Anselm College is $58,300.

There are approximately 1,846 students at Great Bay Community College in total, 612 of which are full-time undergraduates.

47% of Great Bay Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. Most of these students take out loans totaling $5,125. The student loan default rate of 9.3% is very similar to the national average.

Students who graduate for Great Bay Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $0 after graduation.

The total student population at Nashua Community College is 1,791, of which 573 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has an admirable student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Approximately 55% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical loan amount is $4,849. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $36,600.

There are 920 full-time undergraduates at Colby - Sawyer, and 995 students altogether. The school has an admirable student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

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

Roughly, 81% of students at Colby - Sawyer take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $8,837. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

$43,600 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from Colby - Sawyer earns.

The total student population at Antioch University - New England is 799, of which students are full-time undergraduates.

Roughly, % of students at Antioch University - New England take out loans to pay for college. Most of these students take out loans totaling $. The student loan default rate of 4.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $38,200.

There are 387 full-time undergraduates at New Hampshire Community Technical College-Laconia, and 827 students altogether. The school has an admirable student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

72% of New Hampshire Community Technical College-Laconia students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of these loans is $5,500. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from New Hampshire Community Technical College-Laconia is $0.

There are approximately 698 students at White Mountains Community College in total, 236 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has an admirable student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical loan amount is $5,631. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from White Mountains Community College earns $35,100.

There are approximately 758 students at UNH Manchester in total, 575 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average UNH Manchester undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

About 61% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Roughly, 57% of students at UNH Manchester take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $7,470. The student loan default rate of 2.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate for UNH Manchester with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $51,400 after graduation.

There are 190 full-time undergraduates at NH Community Technical College - Claremont, and 859 students altogether. The school has an admirable student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical loan amount is $5,212. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

$0 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from NH Community Technical College - Claremont earns.

The total student population at Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health is 113, of which 104 students are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health. The freshman retention rate is 78%.

57% of Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health students take out loans to afford college costs. Most of these students take out loans totaling $5,910. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health is $27,200.

There are 284 full-time undergraduates at New Hampshire Institute of Art, and 351 students altogether. The school has an admirable student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Of the accepted students, 23% are men and 77% are women.

85% of New Hampshire Institute of Art students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical loan amount is $10,528. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 11.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from New Hampshire Institute of Art earns $25,200.

The total student population at St Joseph School of Nursing is 123, of which 64 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has an admirable student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Approximately % of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

$40,700 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from St Joseph School of Nursing earns.

There are approximately 97 students at Seacoast Career School-Manchester Campus in total, 78 of which are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Seacoast Career School-Manchester Campus. The freshman retention rate is 76%.

Roughly, 47% of students at Seacoast Career School-Manchester Campus take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $6,614. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $26,300.

There are approximately 256 students at University of New Hampshire School of Law in total, of which are full-time undergraduates.

Approximately % of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $. The student loan default rate of 2.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate for University of New Hampshire School of Law with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $51,400 after graduation.