Top 2020 Colleges in New Hampshire

New Hampshire's 37 Colleges and Universities

Colleges in New Hampshire reside in the populated cities of Manchester, Nashua, and Concord, the state capital. Colleges range from liberal art schools to four year public universities. Let’s look at some NCES stats about the Granite state:

  • New Hampshire is home to 17 four year colleges. Most of these colleges offer masters or doctorate programs in addition to undergraduate studies.
  • There are 20 two year or less colleges. About 35% are public community colleges.
  • Over the past 5 years New Hampshire colleges have seen a huge 80.4% increase in students. In 2017, 149,184 students were enrolled in college.
  • In total, there were 26,628 degrees awarded for the 2016 school year. 56% of those awards were bachelor's degrees.

Salary Breakdown

College Scorecard tells us alums from Dartmouth University earn the highest average salary. 10 years after starting school, the average alum earns $100,500. Meanwhile, the 2018 mean annual wage earned in New Hampshire is $52,350. You do the math!

New Hampshire Tuition Programs

There are various tuition saving programs for New Hampshire colleges. For instance, Granite Guarantee is a financial aid program by the University of New Hampshire. Students must be a New Hampshire resident, entering as a first year or transfer college student and be a Pell Grant recipient. The program will cover the cost of tuition for up to four years.

Over 800 students are saving $60,000 in tuition costs over the past 4 years. Also, 30% of 2018 are first year students who qualified.

Also, there is the Regional Student Program (RSP) Tuition Break program for New Hampshire college students. The program allows out of state students to pay a lower tuition rate than the regular out-of state tuition rate.

In 2019, more than 2,000 participating students saved over $11.8 million in tuition costs. Overall in 2019 over 8,000 students have saved $54.2 million through the RSP program. Other states such as Vermont participate in the Tuition Break program.

Top Colleges in New Hampshire

New Hampshire colleges were ranked by total student population.

#1
104,068
Total Number of Students
$31,136
Tuition & Fees
78%
Acceptance Rate
#2
15,298
Total Number of Students
$18,499/$33,879
Tuition & Fees
77%
Acceptance Rate
#3
Dartmouth College, Hanover NH
6,572
Total Number of Students
$55,453
Tuition & Fees
10%
Acceptance Rate
#4
5,059
Total Number of Students
$14,099/$22,679
Tuition & Fees
79%
Acceptance Rate
#5
3,543
Total Number of Students
$14,212/$23,176
Tuition & Fees
83%
Acceptance Rate

All Colleges in New Hampshire

Thousands of students have rated these Colleges in New Hampshire. Discover what they have to say. Find out about campus life, academics and more!

Source for school statistics and data is the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.

Save time. Let us search for you.

Narrow down over 1,000,000 scholarships with personalized results.

Get matched to scholarships that are perfect for you!

START YOUR SEARCH