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Keene State College Overview

Located in Keene, New Hampshire, Keene State College is a public institution. Keene is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

What Is Keene State College Known For?

912 Undergraduate Awards
$30,988 Avg Cost After Aid
83% Acceptance Rate
  • The 4% student loan default rate at Keene State 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.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the post-master's certificate is the highest award a student can attain at Keene State.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 50% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Keene State bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $42,400 a year. That's about 4% more than their peers at other schools.
  • It takes the average Keene State student 4.2 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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Keene State College Rankings

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 Keene State.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Holocaust Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Sociology & Anthropology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Quality Control Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#48 Most Popular Engineering Technologies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#73 Best Value Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#130 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#179 Most Popular Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Keene State College?

Location of Keene State College

Contact details for Keene State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 229 Main Street, Keene, NH 03435-1506
Phone: 603-352-1909
Website: www.keene.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/keenestatecollege
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ksc_web

How Do I Get Into Keene State?

You can apply to Keene State online at: admissions.keene.edu/apply/how-to-apply

Admission Requirements for Keene State

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

How Hard Is It To Get Into Keene State?

83% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
91% Submit SAT Scores
Keene State has an acceptance rate of 83%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 80%, and the acceptance rate for women is 85%.

Average Test Scores

About 91% of students accepted to Keene State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 580. Math scores were between 450 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Keene State College  ( 480 to 580 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Keene State College  ( 450 to 560 )
200
800
Keene State received ACT scores from 10% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 24. Math scores were between 18 and 24. Composite scores were between 18 and 24.

ACT English Scores for Keene State College  ( 17 to 24 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Keene State College  ( 18 to 24 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Keene State College  ( 18 to 24 )
1
36

Can I Afford Keene State College?

$30,988 Net Price
75% Take Out Loans
3.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Keene State is $30,988. 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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Keene State, approximately 75% of students took out student loans averaging $9,388 a year. That adds up to $37,552 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Keene State is 3.7%. 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.

Keene State College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,279 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,378 undergraduate students at Keene State, with 3,279 being full-time and 99 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Keene State

There are also 124 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,279 full-time undergraduates at Keene State, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Keene State

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Keene State Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 47
Black or African American 69
Hispanic or Latino 135
White 2,717
International Students 11
Other Races/Ethnicities 300

Geographic Diversity

New Hampshire students aren't the only ones who study at Keene State College. At this time, 17 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 7 countries are represented at Keene State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nepal, Bermuda, and Albania.

Online Learning at Keene State College

20 Took All Classes Online
37 Took At Least One Class Online
191.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 37 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 11th 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 Keene State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Keene State College was 191.7%. This is the #254 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Keene State regardless of major.

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%.

Keene State College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Teacher Education Grade Specific 103 0 0 103
Quality Control Technology 84 0 16 100
Business Administration & Management 58 0 0 58
General Psychology 56 0 0 56
Communication & Media Studies 41 0 0 41
Health Sciences & Services 38 0 0 38
Teacher Education Subject Specific 37 0 0 37
General Biology 35 0 0 35
Criminal Justice & Corrections 35 0 0 35
Sociology 30 0 0 30
General English Literature 27 0 0 27
General Architecture 26 0 0 26
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 24 0 0 24
Engineering Technology (Other) 22 0 0 22
Fine & Studio Arts 21 0 0 21
Natural Resources Conservation 20 0 0 20
Design & Applied Arts 20 0 0 20
History 19 0 0 19
Computer Information Systems 17 0 0 17
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 17 0 0 17
Health & Physical Education 17 0 0 17
Nursing 16 0 0 16
Economics 16 0 0 16
Special Education 0 0 14 14
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 13 0 0 13
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 12 12
Geography & Cartography 12 0 0 12
Political Science & Government 11 0 0 11
Music 11 0 0 11
Holocaust Studies 10 0 0 10
Allied Health Professions 9 0 0 9
Ethnic Studies 8 0 0 8
Romance Languages 7 0 0 7
Chemistry 7 0 0 7
Drama & Theater Arts 7 0 0 7
Educational Administration 0 2 4 6
Mathematics 6 0 0 6
Journalism 5 0 0 5
Geological & Earth Sciences 5 0 0 5
Public Relations & Advertising 4 0 0 4
Mental & Social Health Services 4 0 0 4
Dance 4 0 0 4
Area Studies 3 0 0 3
Sociology & Anthropology 3 0 0 3
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 2 0 0 2
Public Health 1 0 0 1
Applied Mathematics 1 0 0 1
General Education 0 0 0 0
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0
Construction Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 912 2 46 960

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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