Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Find Schools Near

Colleges in New Hampshire

25 colleges
34,710 yearly degrees
$17,524 average yearly in-state tuition
$29,005 average 4-year student loan

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:

#1

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit public vs private
17,850 yearly awards
$40,617 net cost

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.

Public public vs private
4,440 yearly awards
$24,529 net cost

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.

#3

Dartmouth College

Hanover, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit public vs private
2,170 yearly awards
$30,421 net cost

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.

#4

Plymouth State University

Plymouth, New Hampshire
Public public vs private
1,250 yearly awards
$21,829 net cost

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.

#5

Keene State College

Keene, New Hampshire
Public public vs private
1,160 yearly awards
$19,545 net cost

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.

#6

New England College

Henniker, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit public vs private
890 yearly awards
$26,966 net cost

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.

#7

NHTI-Concord's Community College

Concord, New Hampshire
Public public vs private
820 yearly awards
$17,506 net cost

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.

#8

Rivier University

Nashua, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit public vs private
700 yearly awards
$23,922 net cost

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.

#9

Franklin Pierce University

Rindge, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit public vs private
620 yearly awards
$24,266 net cost

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.

#10

Granite State College

Concord, New Hampshire
Public public vs private
600 yearly awards
$13,911 net cost

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.

#11

Manchester Community College

Manchester, New Hampshire
Public public vs private
560 yearly awards
$14,922 net cost

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.

#12

Saint Anselm College

Manchester, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit public vs private
550 yearly awards
$31,268 net cost

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.

#13

Great Bay Community College

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Public public vs private
360 yearly awards
$15,251 net cost

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.

#14

Nashua Community College

Nashua, New Hampshire
Public public vs private
320 yearly awards
$13,456 net cost

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.

#15

Colby - Sawyer College

New London, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit public vs private
280 yearly awards
$27,085 net cost

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.

#16

Antioch University - New England

Keene, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit public vs private
250 yearly awards
$ net cost

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.

#17

Lakes Region Community College

Laconia, New Hampshire
Public public vs private
230 yearly awards
$16,542 net cost

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.

#18

White Mountains Community College

Berlin, New Hampshire
Public public vs private
220 yearly awards
$15,407 net cost

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.

#19

University of New Hampshire at Manchester

Manchester, New Hampshire
Public public vs private
210 yearly awards
$17,264 net cost

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.

#20

River Valley Community College

Claremont, New Hampshire
Public public vs private
200 yearly awards
$17,399 net cost

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.

#21

Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health

Manchester, New Hampshire
Private for-profit public vs private
140 yearly awards
$32,951 net cost

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.

#22

New Hampshire Institute of Art

Manchester, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit public vs private
100 yearly awards
$28,458 net cost

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.

#23

St Joseph School of Nursing

Nashua, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit public vs private
100 yearly awards
$ net cost

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.

#24

Seacoast Career School-Manchester Campus

Manchester, New Hampshire
Private for-profit public vs private
100 yearly awards
$21,279 net cost

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.

#25

University of New Hampshire School of Law

Concord, New Hampshire
Public public vs private
90 yearly awards
$ net cost

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.

Find Schools Near You

Our free school finder has matched thousands of students with colleges.