List of colleges and universities in New Hampshire

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This is a list of colleges and universities in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. For the purposes of this list, colleges and universities are defined as accredited,[a] degree-granting, postsecondary institutions. There are currently 21 such institutions operating in the state, including seven universities, one art school, and one law school, as well as a number of undergraduate associates and baccalaureate colleges. In addition, four out-of-state institutions offer courses and degrees at locations in New Hampshire, and twelve academic institutions were formerly active in the state.

The state's five public universities are administered by the University System of New Hampshire, which is the largest provider of postsecondary education in the state.[1] New Hampshire is also served by a network of seven public, technical community colleges. The oldest school in the state is Dartmouth College, a member of the Ivy League and the only New Hampshire institution founded before the American Revolution. The newest is the University of New Hampshire at Manchester, founded as the state's fifth public university in 1985. Enrollment sizes range from small, liberal arts colleges with fewer than 100 students to the flagship state school University of New Hampshire in Durham, which serves over 14,000 students.

The active institutions included on this list are all accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), with two exceptions.[2] Antioch University New England is accredited by the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges and the Higher Learning Commission,[3] and Northeast Catholic College (formerly the College of Saint Mary Magdalen) has been granted Candidacy for Accreditation Status by NEASC.[4]

Active institutions[edit]

Colgate Hall at Colby-Sawyer College
A complex of science buildings and dormitories at Dartmouth College
Aerial view of the campus of New England College
Alumni Hall at Saint Anselm College
Robert Frost Hall at Southern New Hampshire University
Thompson Hall at the University of New Hampshire, Durham
School Location(s)[5] Control[5] Type[5][b] Enrollment
Antioch University New England Keene Private Doctoral/research university 1,200 1964[6]
Colby-Sawyer College New London Private Baccalaureate college 1373 1837[7]
Community College System of New Hampshire Seven locations[d][8] Public Associates colleges 24,000 1965[9]
Daniel Webster College Nashua Private
Baccalaureate college 650 1965[10]
Dartmouth College Hanover Private Research university 5,780 1769[11]
Franklin Pierce University Rindge Private Baccalaureate college 2,267 1962[12]
Granite State College Concord Public Baccalaureate college 1,540 1972[13]
Keene State College Keene Public Master's university 5,443 1909[14]
Mount Washington College Manchester Private
Baccalaureate college 2,100 1900[15]
New England College Henniker and Online[16] Private Baccalaureate college 2,017 1946[17]
New Hampshire Institute of Art Manchester Private Special-focus institution 530 1898[18]
Northeast Catholic College Warner Private
Baccalaureate college 69 1974[19]
Plymouth State University Plymouth Public Master's university 6,738 1871[20]
Rivier University Nashua Private
Master's university 2,216 1933[21]
Saint Anselm College Goffstown Private
Baccalaureate college 1,986 1889[22]
Southern New Hampshire University Manchester Private Master's university 11,253 1932[23]
Thomas More College of Liberal Arts Merrimack Private
Baccalaureate college 84 1978[24]
University of New Hampshire Durham Public Research university 14,511 1866[25]
University of New Hampshire at Manchester Manchester Public Baccalaureate college 1,500 1985[26]
University of New Hampshire School of Law Concord Private Special-focus institution 498 1973[27]

Out-of-state institutions[edit]

Defunct institutions[edit]

The Forest Hill House, formerly a hotel, was purchased by Franconia College in 1960.[31] The college closed due to bankruptcy in 1978.[32]
School Location(s)[33] Founded[33] Closed[33]
Belknap College Center Harbor 1963 1974
Canaan College Canaan 1961 1973
Castle College Windham 1963 1999
Chester College of New England Chester 1965 2012
Concord College Concord 1887 1973
Franconia College Franconia 1963 1978
Gunstock College Gilford 1965 1969
Lebanon College Lebanon 1956 2014
McIntosh College Dover 1896 2009
Mount Saint Mary College Manchester/Hooksett 1893 1978
Nathaniel Hawthorne College Antrim 1962 1988
Notre Dame College Manchester 1950 2002
Pierce College for Women Concord 1951 1972

See also[edit]



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  2. ^ "Membership Roster: Postsecondary Institutions New Hampshire". New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Archived from the original on 2007-10-13. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  3. ^ "Accreditation". Antioch College New England. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  4. ^ "About Us". Northeast Catholic College. Retrieved January 20, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c d "The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)". U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2007-12-01. 
  6. ^ "ANE History". Antioch University New England. Retrieved 2007-12-01. 
  7. ^ "Our Story". Colby-Sawyer College. Retrieved 2007-12-01. 
  8. ^ "Our Colleges". Community College System of New Hampshire. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  9. ^ "NHTI History". New Hampshire Technical Institute. Archived from the original on 2007-11-21. Retrieved 2007-12-01. 
  10. ^ "Business People". Nashua Telegraph. Daniel Webster College. 2007-08-12. Archived from the original on 2007-10-13. Retrieved 2007-12-01. 
  11. ^ "Facts". Dartmouth College. Retrieved 2007-12-01. 
  12. ^ "About Franklin Pierce College". Franklin Pierce College. Archived from the original on 2007-11-15. Retrieved 2007-12-01. 
  13. ^ "Facts & Figures". Granite State College. Retrieved 2007-12-01. 
  14. ^ "Quick Facts". Keene State College. Retrieved 2007-12-01. 
  15. ^ "Mount Washington College History". Mount Washington College. Retrieved 2013-11-13. 
  16. ^ "New England College Online Website". University Alliance. Retrieved 2012-12-01. 
  17. ^ "NEC Presidential Search (Updated: 10/15/07)". New England College. Archived from the original on 2007-07-03. Retrieved 2007-12-01. 
  18. ^ "About the Institute: Institute History". New Hampshire Institute of Art. Archived from the original on 2007-10-27. Retrieved 2007-12-01. 
  19. ^ "About Us: College History". Magdalen College. Archived from the original on 2007-11-29. Retrieved 2007-12-01. 
  20. ^ "History of Plymouth State". Plymouth State University. Retrieved 2007-12-01. 
  21. ^ "History". Rivier University. Retrieved 2012-07-05. 
  22. ^ "About Us: College at a Glance". Saint Anselm College. Archived from the original on 2007-10-28. Retrieved 2007-12-01. 
  23. ^ "History". Southern New Hampshire University. Retrieved 2007-12-01. 
  24. ^ "History & Purpose". Thomas M ore College of Liberal Arts. Retrieved 2007-12-01. 
  25. ^ "Land-, Sea- and Space-Grant Institution". University of New Hampshire. Retrieved 2007-12-01. 
  26. ^ "About the University of New Hampshire at Manchester". University of New Hampshire at Manchester. Archived from the original on 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2007-12-01. 
  27. ^ "UNH Law". Franklin Pierce Law Center. Retrieved 2007-12-01. 
  28. ^ "Lesley University Brings Degree Programs to New Hampshire Teachers". Lesley University. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  29. ^ a b c d "Colleges & Universities Approved to Operate in New Hampshire, Academic Year 2007-2008" (PDF). New Hampshire Postsecondary Education Commission. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-03. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  30. ^ "Regional Programs in New England". Wheelock College. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  31. ^ March, Arthur F. (1997). Franconia and Sugar Hill. Arcadia Publishing. p. 54. ISBN 0-7524-0845-3. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  32. ^ "Deficit Ends Franconia College Experiment". The Washington Post. 1978-01-24. 
  33. ^ a b c "Closed School Transcripts: Closed Colleges & Universities". New Hampshire Postsecondary Education Commission. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 

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