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

Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
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Dartmouth College offers 113 degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 1,920 students graduated with students earning 1,055 Bachelor's degrees, 665 Master's degrees, and 200 Doctoral degrees.

Saint Anselm College
Manchester, NH

Saint Anselm College offers 43 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize suburb. In 2019, 430 students graduated with students earning 430 Bachelor's degrees.

University of New Hampshire-Main Campus offers 208 degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small suburb. In 2019, 4,084 students graduated with students earning 3,102 Bachelor's degrees, 748 Master's degrees, 95 Doctoral degrees, 71 Certificates, and 68 Associate's degrees.

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Thomas More College of Liberal Arts offers 1 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize suburb. In 2019, 25 students graduated with students earning 25 Bachelor's degrees.

Magdalen College
Warner, NH

Magdalen College offers 2 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a faraway rural area. In 2019, 23 students graduated with students earning 22 Bachelor's degrees, and 1 Associate's degree.

Keene State College offers 84 degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 807 students graduated with students earning 759 Bachelor's degrees, 46 Master's degrees, and 2 Certificates.

Colby-Sawyer College
New London, NH

Colby-Sawyer College offers 30 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a faraway rural area. In 2019, 218 students graduated with students earning 198 Bachelor's degrees, 12 Certificates, and 8 Associate's degrees.

Plymouth State University offers 149 degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 1,327 students graduated with students earning 931 Bachelor's degrees, 214 Master's degrees, 168 Certificates, and 14 Doctoral degrees.

Franklin Pierce University offers 119 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 569 students graduated with students earning 340 Bachelor's degrees, 124 Master's degrees, 87 Doctoral degrees, 13 Associate's degrees, and 5 Certificates.

University of New Hampshire at Manchester offers 22 degree programs. It's a very small, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 198 students graduated with students earning 194 Bachelor's degrees, and 4 Associate's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in New Hampshire

White Mountains Community College offers 47 degree programs. It's a very small, public, two-year college in a remote town. In 2019, 245 students graduated with students earning 130 Certificates, and 115 Associate's degrees.

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St Joseph School of Nursing offers 1 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, two-year college in a small city. In 2019, 57 students graduated with students earning 57 Associate's degrees.

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Manchester Community College offers 65 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a midsize city. In 2019, 489 students graduated with students earning 357 Associate's degrees, and 132 Certificates.

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River Valley Community College offers 36 degree programs. It's a very small, public, two-year college in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 194 students graduated with students earning 121 Associate's degrees, and 73 Certificates.

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Nashua Community College offers 53 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a small city. In 2019, 306 students graduated with students earning 261 Associate's degrees, and 45 Certificates.

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Lakes Region Community College offers 60 degree programs. It's a very small, public, two-year college in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 176 students graduated with students earning 158 Associate's degrees, and 18 Certificates.

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Great Bay Community College offers 54 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a small suburb. In 2019, 369 students graduated with students earning 249 Associate's degrees, and 120 Certificates.

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NHTI-Concord's Community College offers 80 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a outlying town. In 2019, 763 students graduated with students earning 610 Associate's degrees, and 153 Certificates.

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List of all colleges in New Hampshire

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Dartmouth College Logo Dartmouth College Hanover, NH
5/5
11 : 1 6,606
Saint Anselm College Logo Saint Anselm College Manchester, NH
5/5
13 : 1 2,033
University of New Hampshire-Main Campus Logo University of New Hampshire-Main Campus Durham, NH
4/5
20 : 1 14,788
Thomas More College of Liberal Arts Logo Thomas More College of Liberal Arts Merrimack, NH
4/5
15 : 1 88
Magdalen College Logo Magdalen College Warner, NH
5/5
10 : 1 83
Keene State College Logo Keene State College Keene, NH
3/5
19 : 1 3,502
Colby-Sawyer College Logo Colby-Sawyer College New London, NH
5/5
16 : 1 855
Plymouth State University Logo Plymouth State University Plymouth, NH
3/5
24 : 1 4,648
Franklin Pierce University Logo Franklin Pierce University Rindge, NH
5/5
24 : 1 2,114
University of New Hampshire at Manchester Logo University of New Hampshire at Manchester Manchester, NH
4/5
18 : 1 753
Rivier University Logo Rivier University Nashua, NH
5/5
36 : 1 2,332
Michaels School of Hair Design and Esthetics-Paul Mitchell Partner School Logo Michaels School of Hair Design and Esthetics-Paul Mitchell Partner School Bedford, NH     101
Keene Beauty Academy Logo Keene Beauty Academy Keene, NH     62
New England School of Hair Design Logo New England School of Hair Design West Lebanon, NH     18
Empire Beauty School-Hooksett Logo Empire Beauty School-Hooksett Hooksett, NH     203
White Mountains Community College Logo White Mountains Community College Berlin, NH
2/5
30 : 1 697
Harmony Health Care Institute Logo Harmony Health Care Institute Merrimack, NH     105
Empire Beauty School-Somersworth Logo Empire Beauty School-Somersworth Somersworth, NH     159
Continental Academie of Hair Design-Hudson Logo Continental Academie of Hair Design-Hudson Hudson, NH     29
American Academy of Health and Beauty Logo American Academy of Health and Beauty Manchester, NH     26

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