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37 Colleges
36,538 Yearly Graduations
$76,966 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$28,474 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. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $19,241 per year to get their degree at a college in New Hampshire, while out of state students will pay an average of $24,366 per year.

An estimated 67% of college students in New Hampshire take out loans, with the average loan amount being $7,119 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
$9,650 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 111,599 undergraduates at SNHU, of which 34,316 are full-time, and there are 134,345 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

63% of SNHU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,501 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SNHU is $38,900.

Public Public vs. Private
4,540 Yearly Degrees
$18,938 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 14,348 students at UNH in total, 11,787 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 11,382 are full-time. UNH has a freshman retention rate of 86%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 85% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Approximately 68% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $10,846 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#3

Dartmouth College

Hanover, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,114 Yearly Degrees
$59,458 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Dartmouth College is 6,292, of which 4,170 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,169 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

The acceptance rate at Dartmouth is 9%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Around 50% of accepted students are men, and 50% are women.

Roughly 41% of students at Dartmouth take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,960 a year. Dartmouth has a 1.0% 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 Dartmouth is $58,900.

#4

Plymouth State University

Plymouth, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
1,352 Yearly Degrees
$14,492 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Plymouth State University is 4,491, of which 3,739 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,565 are full-time. It takes the average Plymouth State undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

Approximately 82% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,841 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Plymouth State is $33,100.

#5

Keene State College

Keene, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
960 Yearly Degrees
$14,638 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,096 undergraduates at Keene State, of which 2,982 are full-time, and there are 3,210 students altogether. It takes the average Keene State undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly 76% of students at Keene State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,915 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Keene State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

NHTI-Concord's Community College

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

There are 979 full-time undergraduates at NHTI, and 2,945 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

61% of NHTI students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,606 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 NHTI with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

New England College

Henniker, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
681 Yearly Degrees
$26,659 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,483 students at NEC in total, 1,774 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,644 are full-time. It takes the average NEC undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Approximately 97% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,728 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%.

Students who graduate from NEC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Rivier University

Nashua, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
615 Yearly Degrees
$34,510 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,296 undergraduates at Rivier, of which 868 are full-time, and there are 2,178 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Around 25% of accepted students are men, and 75% are women.

89% of Rivier students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $10,158 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

#9

Franklin Pierce University

Rindge, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
574 Yearly Degrees
$40,680 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,928 students at Franklin Pierce in total, 1,436 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,277 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

About 85% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

Roughly 83% of students at Franklin Pierce take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,517 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $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

There are 1,879 students at GSC in total, 1,608 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 793 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at GSC is 4.8 years.

84% of GSC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,779 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 $32,200 during the early-career years.

#11

Saint Anselm College

Manchester, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
517 Yearly Degrees
$42,810 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,019 students at St. Anselm College in total, 2,005 are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at St. Anselm College is 87%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

70% of St. Anselm College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,137 a year. St. Anselm College has a 2.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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

There are 676 full-time undergraduates at MCC, and 2,263 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

55% of MCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,871 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.1% which is higher than 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.

#13

Great Bay Community College

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

The total student population at Great Bay Community College is 1,565, which includes 458 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

43% of Great Bay Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,152 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Great Bay Community College is $30,800.

#14

Antioch University - New England

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

The student loan default rate of 4.1% 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.

#15

Nashua Community College

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

There are 1,352 students at Nashua Community College in total, 455 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Approximately 43% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,871 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.9% is very similar to 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
$7,050 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at White Mountains Community College is 649, which includes 211 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Roughly 64% of students at White Mountains Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,689 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from White Mountains Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Colby - Sawyer College

New London, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
219 Yearly Degrees
$43,646 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 878 undergraduates at Colby - Sawyer, of which 811 are full-time, and there are 910 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 27% are men and 73% are women.

Roughly 80% of students at Colby - Sawyer take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $10,164 a year. Colby - Sawyer has a 4.0% 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 $33,600 during the early-career years.

#18

University of New Hampshire at Manchester

Manchester, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
201 Yearly Degrees
$15,778 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of New Hampshire at Manchester is 717, of which 704 students are undergraduates and of those, 589 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UNH Manchester is 4.3 years.

Around 85% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

49% of UNH Manchester students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,008 a year. UNH Manchester has a 2.0% 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 Manchester is $42,400.

#19

River Valley Community College

Claremont, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
194 Yearly Degrees
$7,160 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at River Valley Community College is 694, which includes 127 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 4 to 1.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,952 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,500 during the early-career years.

#20

Lakes Region Community College

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

The total student population at Lakes Region Community College is 697, which includes 226 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Roughly 67% of students at Lakes Region Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,677 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.7% 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.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
116 Yearly Degrees

Students who graduate from American School of Nursing and Medical Careers with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Empire Beauty School-Hooksett

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

There are 117 full-time undergraduates at Empire Beauty School-Hooksett, and 205 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 78% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,149 a year. Empire Beauty School-Hooksett has a 8.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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

UNH Franklin Pierce has a 2.0% 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.

#24

Empire Beauty School-Somersworth

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

There are 113 full-time undergraduates at Empire Beauty School-Somersworth, and 164 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 86% of students at Empire Beauty School-Somersworth take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,862 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.3% which is higher than 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 86 students at Michaels School of Hair Design and Esthetics in total, 44 are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Michaels School of Hair Design and Esthetics. The freshman retention rate is 89%.

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,193 a year. Michaels School of Hair Design and Esthetics has a 7.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Michaels School of Hair Design and Esthetics with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other New Hampshire Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 St Joseph School of Nursing 57
27 Harmony Health Care Institute 48
28 American Academy of Health and Beauty 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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