Best Colleges in New Hampshire

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New Hampshire is home to a vast array of educational opportunities. of the 21 post-secondary institutions, including 7 universities and 7 technical community colleges, anyone can find their place in New Hampshire college life. Students who hope to reside in New Hampshire post-graduation will enjoy an abundance of options, including Mainstay Technologies, Thinksound, and Presstek – all of which make technology majors among some of the most popular study concentrations in the state. In 2006, New Hampshire was ranked 3rd in the U.S. for best quality of life and 6th for having the happiest students.

During your down time, there's plenty to enjoy in The Granite State. Check out Santa's Village – a whole Christmas experience that starts every year on Memorial Day weekend. It comes complete with a water park when you're ready to combine cooling off in the summer with some majorly festive fun. Mount Washington Cruises are also popular, giving you a beautiful view of New Hampshire's most beloved landscapes and sights. Finally, when it's time to unwind, kick back at the Buck Rub Pub in Pittsburg, or the Black Brimmer in Manchester. What New Hampshire lacks in size, it more than makes up for in collegiate opportunities.

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Best Four Year Universities in New Hampshire

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Dartmouth College Hanover, NH

Dartmouth College offers 182 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a remote town. In 2015, 2,117 students graduated with students earning 1,332 Bachelor's degrees, 604 Master's degrees, and 181 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
2 University of New Hampshire-Main Campus Durham, NH

University of New Hampshire-Main Campus offers 259 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small suburb. In 2015, 4,336 students graduated with students earning 3,324 Bachelor's degrees, 737 Master's degrees, 139 Associate's degrees, 80 Doctoral degrees, and 56 Certificates degrees.

Based on 28 Reviews
3 Rivier University Nashua, NH

Rivier University offers 64 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a small city. In 2015, 760 students graduated with students earning 346 Bachelor's degrees, 313 Master's degrees, 90 Associate's degrees, 7 Certificates degrees, and 4 Doctoral degrees.

4 Franklin Pierce University Rindge, NH

Franklin Pierce University offers 121 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a outlying rural. In 2015, 629 students graduated with students earning 353 Bachelor's degrees, 153 Doctoral degrees, 104 Master's degrees, 12 Certificates degrees, and 7 Associate's degrees.

5 Keene State College Keene, NH

Keene State College offers 119 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a far away town. In 2015, 1,266 students graduated with students earning 1,227 Bachelor's degrees, 38 Master's degrees, 1 Certificates degree.

Based on 8 Reviews
6 Plymouth State University Plymouth, NH

Plymouth State University offers 154 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a remote town. In 2015, 1,495 students graduated with students earning 835 Bachelor's degrees, 400 Master's degrees, 246 Certificates degrees, and 14 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
7 Southern New Hampshire University Manchester, NH

Southern New Hampshire University offers 152 Degree programs. It's a large private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 7,974 students graduated with students earning 3,729 Bachelor's degrees, 3,121 Master's degrees, 561 Associate's degrees, 560 Certificates degrees, and 3 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
8 Saint Anselm College Manchester, NH

Saint Anselm College offers 71 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a mid sized suburb. In 2015, 555 students graduated with students earning 555 Bachelor's degrees.

9 New England College Henniker, NH

New England College offers 94 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a far away rural. In 2015, 552 students graduated with students earning 315 Master's degrees, 210 Bachelor's degrees, 14 Doctoral degrees, and 13 Associate's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
10 Colby-Sawyer College New London, NH

Colby-Sawyer College offers 44 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a far away rural. In 2015, 326 students graduated with students earning 316 Bachelor's degrees, and 10 Associate's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in New Hampshire

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Nashua Community College Nashua, NH

Nashua Community College offers 43 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a small city. In 2015, 356 students graduated with students earning 287 Associate's degrees, and 69 Certificates degrees.

2 NHTI-Concord's Community College Concord, NH

NHTI-Concord's Community College offers 59 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a outlying town. In 2015, 878 students graduated with students earning 718 Associate's degrees, and 160 Certificates degrees.

3 Great Bay Community College Portsmouth, NH

Great Bay Community College offers 46 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a small suburb. In 2015, 342 students graduated with students earning 216 Associate's degrees, and 126 Certificates degrees.

4 Manchester Community College Manchester, NH

Manchester Community College offers 61 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a mid sized city. In 2015, 481 students graduated with students earning 320 Associate's degrees, and 161 Certificates degrees.

5 St Joseph School of Nursing Nashua, NH

St Joseph School of Nursing offers 1 Degree program. It's a very small private college in a small city. In 2015, 97 students graduated with students earning 97 Associate's degrees.

6 White Mountains Community College Berlin, NH

White Mountains Community College offers 46 Degree programs. It's a very small public college in a remote town. In 2015, 200 students graduated with students earning 100 Certificates degrees, and 100 Associate's degrees.

7 Lakes Region Community College Laconia, NH

Lakes Region Community College offers 50 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a far away town. In 2015, 198 students graduated with students earning 162 Associate's degrees, and 36 Certificates degrees.

8 River Valley Community College Claremont, NH

River Valley Community College offers 42 Degree programs. It's a very small public college in a outlying rural. In 2015, 301 students graduated with students earning 182 Certificates degrees, and 119 Associate's degrees.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Dartmouth College Dartmouth College Hanover, NH
5/5
8 : 1 6,350
University of New Hampshire-Main Campus University of New Hampshire-Main Campus Durham, NH
4/5
21 : 1 15,351
Rivier University Rivier University Nashua, NH
5/5
23 : 1 2,599
Franklin Pierce University Franklin Pierce University Rindge, NH
5/5
15 : 1 2,273
Keene State College Keene State College Keene, NH
3/5
16 : 1 4,383
Plymouth State University Plymouth State University Plymouth, NH
3/5
20 : 1 5,120
Southern New Hampshire University Southern New Hampshire University Manchester, NH
5/5
39 : 1 61,285
Saint Anselm College Saint Anselm College Manchester, NH
5/5
12 : 1 1,927
New England College New England College Henniker, NH
5/5
25 : 1 2,517
Colby-Sawyer College Colby-Sawyer College New London, NH
5/5
14 : 1 1,228
University of New Hampshire at Manchester University of New Hampshire at Manchester Manchester, NH
3/5
16 : 1 809
Daniel Webster College Daniel Webster College Nashua, NH
4/5
12 : 1 741
Nashua Community College Nashua Community College Nashua, NH
2/5
16 : 1 2,056
NHTI-Concord's Community College NHTI-Concord's Community College Concord, NH
2/5
20 : 1 4,349
Great Bay Community College Great Bay Community College Portsmouth, NH
2/5
20 : 1 2,273
Manchester Community College Manchester Community College Manchester, NH
2/5
18 : 1 2,968
St Joseph School of Nursing St Joseph School of Nursing Nashua, NH
4/5
12 : 1 123
University Logo Laird Institute of Spa Therapy Manchester, NH 12 : 1 69
Granite State College Granite State College Concord, NH
2/5
30 : 1 2,179
University Logo Paul Mitchell the School-Portsmouth Portsmouth, NH 18 : 1 52
White Mountains Community College White Mountains Community College Berlin, NH
2/5
15 : 1 1,001
Seacoast Career School-Manchester Campus Seacoast Career School-Manchester Campus Manchester, NH 19 : 1 209
New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts Hudson, NH 3 : 1 33
Lakes Region Community College Lakes Region Community College Laconia, NH
2/5
16 : 1 1,170
Northeast Catholic College Northeast Catholic College Warner, NH
4/5
6 : 1 36

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