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26 Colleges
33,012 Yearly Graduations
$79,026 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$29,324 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2018, 33,012 students received a degree from a college in New Hampshire, making it rank #36 in terms of graduations. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $19,756 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $24,581 a year.

About 68% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $7,331 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
17,715 Yearly Degrees
$18,810 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 90,955 students at SNHU in total, 19,935 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 28 to 1.

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

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,900 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
4,438 Yearly Degrees
$13,840 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 12,677 full-time undergraduates at U of NH, and 15,363 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at U of NH is 4.2 years.

About 77% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Roughly 71% of students at U of NH take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $10,152 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#3

Dartmouth College

Hanover, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,169 Yearly Degrees
$53,496 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 4,360 full-time undergraduates at Dartmouth, and 6,509 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Dartmouth is 96%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Only 10% of students who apply get accepted. 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 0.5% 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
1,178 Yearly Degrees
$9,450 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 3,971 full-time undergraduates at Plymouth State, and 5,046 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Plymouth State 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.

79% of Plymouth State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,135 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.3% which is much lower than the average 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
1,156 Yearly Degrees
$9,540 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 3,866 students at Keene State in total, 3,624 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

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 average amount of student loans is $9,388 a year. 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’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,900 during the early-career years.

#6

New England College

Henniker, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
893 Yearly Degrees
$13,560 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at New England College is 2,832, of which 1,811 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at NEC is 4.2 years.

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

Approximately 86% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,010 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.2% 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.

#7

Rivier University

Nashua, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
696 Yearly Degrees
$10,710 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 908 full-time undergraduates at Rivier, and 2,431 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Rivier is 4.2 years.

About 68% of students who apply get accepted. 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. Rivier has a 4.5% 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 Rivier is $39,800.

#8

Franklin Pierce University

Rindge, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
611 Yearly Degrees
$16,000 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 2,303 students at Franklin Pierce College in total, 1,563 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Franklin Pierce College, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

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

Approximately 85% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $14,300 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.8% 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.

#9

Granite State College

Concord, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
600 Yearly Degrees
$8,610 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Granite State College is 2,019, of which 807 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average GSC undergraduate about 4.0 years to complete their degree.

74% of GSC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,828 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.3% 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.

#10

NHTI-Concord's Community College

Concord, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
587 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at NHTI-Concord’s Community College is 3,666, of which 1,652 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 66% of students at NHTI take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,207 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.0% is close 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.

#11

Saint Anselm College

Manchester, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
554 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Saint Anselm College is 1,964, of which 1,926 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average St. Anselm College undergraduate about 4.0 years to complete their degree.

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.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,934 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.5% 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
382 Yearly Degrees

There are 2,766 students at New Hampshire State Trade School in total, 770 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 55% of students at New Hampshire State Trade School take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,347 a year. The student loan default rate of 12.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from New Hampshire State Trade School is $32,200.

#13

Nashua Community College

Nashua, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
267 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Nashua Community College is 1,791, of which 573 students are 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 12.9% 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.

#14

Colby - Sawyer College

New London, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
266 Yearly Degrees
$3,450 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 995 students at Colby - Sawyer in total, 920 of which are full-time undergraduates. 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.

78% of Colby - Sawyer students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,965 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#15

Antioch University - New England

Keene, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
249 Yearly Degrees
$22,100 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

#16

Great Bay Community College

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
246 Yearly Degrees

There are 612 full-time undergraduates at Great Bay Community College, and 1,846 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 46% of students at Great Bay Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,936 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.3% is close 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.

#17

University of New Hampshire at Manchester

Manchester, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
206 Yearly Degrees
$13,840 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 575 full-time undergraduates at UNH Manchester, and 758 students altogether. It takes the average UNH Manchester undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

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 typical student loan amount is $7,469 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

#18

Lakes Region Community College

Laconia, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
192 Yearly Degrees

There are 827 students at New Hampshire Community Technical College-Laconia in total, 387 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

74% of New Hampshire Community Technical College-Laconia students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,613 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.2% 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.

#19

River Valley Community College

Claremont, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
125 Yearly Degrees

There are 859 students at NH Community Technical College - Claremont in total, 190 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

Approximately 38% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,478 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.4% 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.

#20

White Mountains Community College

Berlin, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
117 Yearly Degrees

There are 236 full-time undergraduates at White Mountains Community College, and 698 students altogether. 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 14.4% 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.

#21

New Hampshire Institute of Art

Manchester, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
101 Yearly Degrees
$14,370 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 351 students at New Hampshire Institute of Art in total, 284 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at New Hampshire Institute of Art is 4.2 years.

Around 99% of students who apply get accepted. Around 23% of accepted students are men, and 77% are women.

Roughly 90% of students at New Hampshire Institute of Art take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,425 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.5% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from New Hampshire Institute of Art with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

St Joseph School of Nursing

Nashua, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
98 Yearly Degrees

There are 123 students at St Joseph School of Nursing in total, 64 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

St Joseph School of Nursing has a 3.1% 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 St Joseph School of Nursing is $41,800.

#23

University of New Hampshire School of Law

Concord, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
93 Yearly Degrees
$33,720 Yearly Tuition (In-State

University of New Hampshire School of Law has a 2.3% 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 University of New Hampshire School of Law is $42,400.

#24

Thomas More College of Liberal Arts

Merrimack, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
30 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Thomas More College of Liberal Arts is 90, of which 90 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Thomas More College of Liberal Arts is 4.0 years.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Around 28% of accepted students are men, and 72% are women.

Approximately 77% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,900 a year. Thomas More College of Liberal Arts has a 6.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

#24

Upper Valley Educators Institute

Lebanon, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
30 Yearly Degrees
$16,680 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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26 Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts 13

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