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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

New Hampshire ranked #36 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2019. Around 36,538 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $19,767 per year to get their degree at a college in New Hampshire, while out of state students will pay an average of $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
$18,810 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 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.

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.

62% of SNHU students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

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

Public Public vs. Private
4,540 Yearly Degrees
$14,170 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of New Hampshire - Main Campus is 15,363, of which 12,677 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

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.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $10,152 a year. 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.

#3

Dartmouth College

Hanover, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,114 Yearly Degrees
$55,605 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%.

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

Roughly 44% of students at Dartmouth take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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
$9,630 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 3,971 full-time undergraduates at Plymouth State, and 5,046 students altogether. For undergraduates at Plymouth State, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 79% of students who apply get accepted. Around 47% of accepted students 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. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.9% 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
960 Yearly Degrees
$9,720 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 3,866 students at Keene State in total, 3,624 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Keene State, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

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. Keene State has a 3.7% 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 $33,900 during the early-career years.

#6

NHTI-Concord's Community College

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

There are 1,652 full-time undergraduates at NHTI, and 3,666 students altogether. 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 9.9% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NHTI is $31,600.

#7

New England College

Henniker, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
681 Yearly Degrees
$14,088 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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.

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

86% of NEC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NEC is $28,500.

#8

Rivier University

Nashua, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
615 Yearly Degrees
$11,340 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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.

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

Roughly 94% of students at Rivier take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,118 a year. Rivier has a 4.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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
$16,000 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Franklin Pierce University is 2,303, of which 1,563 students 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.

Roughly 85% of students at Franklin Pierce College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $14,300 a year. Franklin Pierce College has a 4.9% 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 $34,100 during the early-career years.

#10

Granite State College

Concord, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
545 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. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at GSC is 4.0 years.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,828 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.7% 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

There are 1,964 students at St. Anselm College in total, 1,926 of which 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%. Around 43% of accepted students 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 student loan default rate of 1.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

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

Approximately 55% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,347 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from New Hampshire State Trade School 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

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

46% of Great Bay Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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
$22,100 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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

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 13.1% which is higher than 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

The total student population at White Mountains Community College is 698, of which 236 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

Roughly 66% of students at White Mountains Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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
$3,450 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 995 students at Colby - Sawyer in total, 920 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Colby - Sawyer undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 78% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,965 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.3% 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
$13,840 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 758 students at UNH Manchester in total, 575 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UNH Manchester is 4.2 years.

About 61% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% 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 2.2% 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.

#19

River Valley Community College

Claremont, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
194 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.

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

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 14.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from New Hampshire Community Technical College-Laconia is $32,300.

#21

Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health

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

There are 113 students at Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health in total, 104 of which are 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,100 during the early-career years.

#22

Empire Beauty School-Hooksett

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

There are 80 full-time undergraduates at Empire Beauty School-Hooksett, and 155 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Empire Beauty School-Hooksett. The freshman retention rate is 91%.

Approximately 97% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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.

#23

University of New Hampshire School of Law

Concord, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
81 Yearly Degrees
$34,560 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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

Students who graduate from University of New Hampshire School of Law with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Empire Beauty School-Somersworth

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

There are 122 students at Empire Beauty School-Somersworth in total, 87 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 89% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,831 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.0% is very similar 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 93 full-time undergraduates at Michaels School of Hair Design and Esthetics-Paul Mitchell Partner School, and 127 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

65% of Michaels School of Hair Design and Esthetics-Paul Mitchell Partner School students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,337 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Michaels School of Hair Design and Esthetics-Paul Mitchell Partner School 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 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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