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Granite State College Overview

Located in Concord, New Hampshire, Granite State College is a public institution. The location of GSC is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

What Is Granite State College Known For?

463 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at GSC is the master's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 9% of the faculty were full-time.
  • The average GSC student graduates in 4.0 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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Granite State College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#7 Best Value Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Value General Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Value Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Value Human Resource Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Value Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Value Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Most Popular Special Education Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Best Value Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Value Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

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

Rank Ranking Name Source
#95 Best Psychology Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual

Where Is Granite State College?

Location of Granite State College

Contact details for GSC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 25 Hall Street, Concord, NH 03301-3471
Phone: 603-228-3000
Website: https://www.granite.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GraniteStateCollege
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GraniteStateCol

How Do I Get Into GSC?

You can apply to GSC online at: https://www.granite.edu/become-a-student/apply-now/

Granite State College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Granite State College?

74% Take Out Loans
9.7% Loan Default Rate

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 GSC, approximately 74% of students took out student loans averaging $3,828 a year. That adds up to $15,312 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at GSC is 9.7%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Granite State College Undergraduate Student Diversity

827 Full-Time Undergraduates
68% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,729 undergraduate students at GSC, with 827 being full-time and 902 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  GSC

There are also 276 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 827 full-time undergraduates at GSC, 32% are male and 68% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  GSC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Granite State College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of GSC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 12
Black or African American 40
Hispanic or Latino 46
White 678
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 51

Geographic Diversity

New Hampshire students aren't the only ones who study at Granite State College. At this time, 14 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Online Learning at Granite State College

1,670 Took All Classes Online
1,849 Took At Least One Class Online
3.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 36 bachelor’s degree and 4 master’s degree programs available online at GSC. In 2017-2018, 1,849 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 2nd 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 GSC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Granite State College was 3.0%. This is the #148 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at GSC regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Behavioral Science 32%
Business Administration & Management 2%
Communication & Journalism 29%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 40%
English Language & Literature 83%
General English Literature 83%
General Social Sciences 60%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 40%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 3%
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 50%
Social Sciences 60%

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

Major Growth Rate Rank
Communication Sciences #1
General Social Sciences #9
General English Literature #9
Behavioral Science #11
Hospitality Management #11
History #11
History #11
English Language & Literature #12
Radio, Television & Digital Communication #14
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #18
Health Sciences & Services #20
Communication & Media Studies #24
Human Services #26
Communication & Journalism #31
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #31
Liberal Arts General Studies #32
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #32
Teacher Education Grade Specific #37
General Psychology #38
Nursing #40
Psychology #43
Marketing #44
Social Sciences #46
Computer Information Systems #46
Public Administration & Social Service #52
Educational Administration #53
Human Resource Management #57
Computer & Information Sciences #60
Accounting #60
Criminal Justice & Corrections #65
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #67
Education #69
Health & Medical Administrative Services #70
Business Administration & Management #89
Health Professions #97
Business, Management & Marketing #97

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%.

Granite State College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 30 79 0 38 147
General Psychology 0 53 0 0 53
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 52 0 0 52
Special Education 0 19 22 0 41
Liberal Arts General Studies 39 1 0 0 40
Nursing 0 27 0 0 27
Teacher Education Grade Specific 15 2 4 0 21
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 20 0 0 20
Behavioral Science 16 3 0 0 19
Educational Administration 0 0 0 16 16
Human Services 0 16 0 0 16
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 11 2 0 13
Computer Information Systems 0 12 0 0 12
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 12 0 0 12
Accounting 0 10 0 0 10
Communication Sciences 9 0 0 0 9
Human Resource Management 0 6 0 0 6
General English Literature 0 6 0 0 6
Health Sciences & Services 0 6 0 0 6
General Social Sciences 0 5 0 0 5
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 4 0 0 4
Communication & Media Studies 0 3 0 0 3
History 0 3 0 0 3
Marketing 0 2 0 0 2
Information Technology 0 2 0 0 2
Hospitality Management 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 109 354 28 54 545

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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