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Franklin Pierce University Overview

Franklin Pierce University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Rindge, New Hampshire. The rural area surrounding Franklin Pierce is great for students who love a peaceful atmosphere.

What Is Franklin Pierce University Known For?

362 Undergraduate Awards
$33,830 Avg Cost After Aid
76% Acceptance Rate
  • The 5% student loan default rate at Franklin Pierce is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The highest award offered at Franklin Pierce is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 28% of the faculty were full-time.
  • On average, it takes about 4.2 years for students from Franklin Pierce to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

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Franklin Pierce University Rankings

We have ranked Franklin Pierce as #439 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Franklin Pierce.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#6 Best Value Public Health Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Most Popular Rehabilitation Professions Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Best Health/Medical Admin Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#79 Best Business Administration & Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#126 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Franklin Pierce has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#46 Highest Paid Criminal Justice & Corrections Graduates College Factual
#58 Highest Paid Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Graduates College Factual
#81 Highest Paid Health Professions Graduates College Factual
#147 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search

Where Is Franklin Pierce University?

Location of Franklin Pierce University

Contact details for Franklin Pierce are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 40 University Drive, Rindge, NH 03461-0060
Phone: 603-899-4000
Website: www.franklinpierce.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FranklinPierceUniversity
Twitter: http://twitter.com/FPUniversity

How Do I Get Into Franklin Pierce?

You can apply to Franklin Pierce online at: www.franklinpierce.edu/academics/online/apply.htm

Admission Requirements for Franklin Pierce

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Franklin Pierce?

76% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate at Franklin Pierce University is 76%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 73%, and the acceptance rate for women is 79%.

Can I Afford Franklin Pierce University?

$33,830 Net Price
85% Take Out Loans
4.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Franklin Pierce is $33,830. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Franklin Pierce, approximately 85% of students took out student loans averaging $14,300 a year. That adds up to $57,200 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Franklin Pierce is 4.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Franklin Pierce University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,450 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,600 undergraduate students at Franklin Pierce, with 1,450 being full-time and 150 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Franklin Pierce

There are also 514 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,450 full-time undergraduates at Franklin Pierce, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Franklin Pierce

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Franklin Pierce University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Franklin Pierce Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 24
Black or African American 119
Hispanic or Latino 111
White 1,044
International Students 32
Other Races/Ethnicities 120

Geographic Diversity

New Hampshire students aren't the only ones who study at Franklin Pierce University. At this time, 18 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 23 countries are represented at Franklin Pierce. The most popular countries sending students to the school are United Kingdom, Canada, and Brazil.

Online Learning at Franklin Pierce University

452 Took All Classes Online
627 Took At Least One Class Online
-1.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 13 bachelor’s degree and 15 master’s degree programs available online at Franklin Pierce. In 2017-2018, 627 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Franklin Pierce has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 4th most popular in New Hampshire for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Franklin Pierce

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Franklin Pierce University was -1.3%. This is the #2,288 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Franklin Pierce regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Franklin Pierce majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 18%
Curriculum & Instruction 25%
General Education 10%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 72%
Health Professions 5%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 50%
Liberal Arts General Studies 50%
Public Health 64%
Special Education 62%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Franklin Pierce ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Franklin Pierce.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Sustainability Science #15
Interdisciplinary Studies #18
Human Services #49
Computer Systems Networking #60
Management Information Systems #75
Legal Support Services #82
Public Health #101
Health & Physical Education #102
Legal Professions #113
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #117
Curriculum & Instruction #136
Marketing #137
Human Resource Management #143
Special Education #189
Teacher Education Subject Specific #202
Public Administration & Social Service #216
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #224
Teacher Education Grade Specific #282
Accounting #298
Health & Medical Administrative Services #351
Criminal Justice & Corrections #417
Computer & Information Sciences #425
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #473
Nursing #474

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Franklin Pierce University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 0 0 87 87
Business Administration & Management 10 0 38 0 20 0 68
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 57 0 0 0 57
Nursing 0 0 31 0 16 0 47
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 39 0 0 0 39
Accounting 0 0 28 0 0 0 28
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 25 0 0 0 25
Public Health 0 0 6 1 15 0 22
Health & Physical Education 0 0 8 0 11 0 19
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 0 18 0 18
General Psychology 0 0 18 0 0 0 18
Marketing 0 0 16 0 0 0 16
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 2 0 10 0 12
General Education 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
General English Literature 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0 9 0 9
General Biology 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Special Education 0 0 0 0 8 0 8
Human Services 1 0 7 0 0 0 8
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0 7 0 7
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0 6 0 6
History 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
Legal Support Services 0 4 0 0 0 0 4
Anthropology 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Political Science & Government 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Liberal Arts General Studies 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Music 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Social Work 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Graphic Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Area Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
International Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sustainability Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arts & Media Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 13 4 345 1 124 87 574

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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