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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

New Hampshire ranked #36 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2019. Around 36,538 students received some type of diploma that year. New Hampshire colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $19,241 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $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 134,345 students at SNHU in total, 111,599 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 34,316 are full-time. For undergraduates at SNHU, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

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 average amount of student loans 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 11,787 undergraduates at UNH, of which 11,382 are full-time, and there are 14,348 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at UNH. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 85%. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Approximately 68% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $10,846 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.0% 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.

#3

Dartmouth College

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

There are 6,292 students at Dartmouth in total, 4,170 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,169 are full-time. It takes the average Dartmouth undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

This a very selective school with only 9% of students getting accepted. 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 typical student loan amount is $5,960 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.0% 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.

#4

Plymouth State University

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

There are 3,739 undergraduates at Plymouth State, of which 3,565 are full-time, and there are 4,491 students altogether. 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

The total student population at Keene State College is 3,210, of which 3,096 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,982 are full-time. For undergraduates at Keene State, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

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

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,915 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.4% 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
$7,200 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 average amount of student loans is $6,606 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 $31,600 during the early-career years.

#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 1,774 undergraduates at NEC, of which 1,644 are full-time, and there are 4,483 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

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

Roughly 97% of students at NEC take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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
$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.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 76%. Of the accepted students, 25% are men and 75% are women.

Roughly 89% of students at Rivier take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $10,158 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.9% 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.

#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 1,436 undergraduates at Franklin Pierce, of which 1,277 are full-time, and there are 1,928 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 85%. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

Approximately 83% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,517 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Franklin Pierce with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Granite State College

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

There are 1,608 undergraduates at GSC, of which 793 are full-time, and there are 1,879 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 84% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,779 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.2% is close 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
$42,810 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Saint Anselm College is 2,019, which includes 2,005 full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at St. Anselm College. The freshman retention rate is 87%.

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

Roughly 70% of students at St. Anselm College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,137 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from St. Anselm College is $49,000.

#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 2,263, which includes 676 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

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

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

#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. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.1% is close 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

Antioch University - New England has a 4.1% 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 Antioch University - New England is $33,500.

#15

Nashua Community College

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

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

43% of Nashua Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

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

#16

White Mountains Community College

Berlin, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
247 Yearly Degrees
$7,050 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 211 full-time undergraduates at White Mountains Community College, and 649 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

64% of White Mountains Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,400 during the early-career years.

#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 910 students at Colby - Sawyer in total, 878 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 811 are full-time. It takes the average Colby - Sawyer undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 80% of students at Colby - Sawyer take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $10,164 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Colby - Sawyer with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

University of New Hampshire at Manchester

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

There are 717 students at UNH Manchester in total, 704 of which 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. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Roughly 49% of students at UNH Manchester take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,008 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.0% 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
$7,160 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 127 full-time undergraduates at NH Community Technical College - Claremont, and 694 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 4 to 1.

Roughly 59% of students at NH Community Technical College - Claremont take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,952 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.1% is very similar to 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.

#20

Lakes Region Community College

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

There are 697 students at Lakes Region Community College in total, 226 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,300 during the early-career years.

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

The total student population at Empire Beauty School-Hooksett is 205, which includes 117 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 78% of students at Empire Beauty School-Hooksett take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,149 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $20,000 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
81 Yearly Degrees

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 Franklin Pierce is $42,400.

#24

Empire Beauty School-Somersworth

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

The total student population at Empire Beauty School-Somersworth is 164, which includes 113 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

86% of Empire Beauty School-Somersworth students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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. The freshman retention rate at Michaels School of Hair Design and Esthetics is 89%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,193 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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