Granite State College
|Granite State College|
|President||Todd J. Leach|
|Location||Headquarters: Concord, New Hampshire, USA|
|Campus||Ten suburban campuses|
Granite State College is an institution of the University System of New Hampshire whose mission is to expand access to public higher education to adults of all ages throughout the state of New Hampshire.
History and mission
Founded in 1972, and headquartered in Concord, Granite State College is one of the four institutions of the University System of New Hampshire with a primary mission of being the system's statewide college for adults and college-age students to have access to advanced, localized, and online education.
Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Granite State College offers associate and bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, post-baccalaureate programs for teacher education, transfer opportunities, and 100% online degree programs.
On July 1, 2010, Dr. Todd J. Leach became the fourth president of Granite State College.
Granite State College operates a network of ten statewide campuses, as well as online. In addition to the college's Concord headquarters, it maintains campuses in Berlin, Claremont, Conway, Lebanon, Littleton, Nashua, Manchester, Portsmouth, and Rochester.
In early 2013, Granite State College garnered recognition from U.S. News and World Report in their compilation of the "Best Online Bachelor's Programs," ranking 27th out of the 237 institutions that met the criteria. GSC is the only college or university in New Hampshire to achieve this honor.
In additional, Granite State College achieved a top position in the Washington Monthly 2012 liberal arts college rankings for "Social Mobility," securing the #1 ranking in New Hampshire and #2 in the country.
The college is one of four institutions that comprise the University System of New Hampshire. The other three USNH institutions are the University of New Hampshire, Plymouth State University, and Keene State College.
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