Granite State College
|President||Dr. Mark Rubinstein|
|Location||Headquarters: Concord, New Hampshire, USA|
|Campus||Seven suburban locations|
Granite State College is an institution of the University System of New Hampshire whose mission is to expand access to public higher education to students of all ages in the US 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. The primary focus of the college is to serve as the system's choice institution for adults and other college students who value an accessible and affordable education, delivered at local campuses and online.
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.
Dr. Mark Rubinstein currently serves as the president of the college.
Granite State College operates a network of seven statewide locations, as well as online. In addition to the college's Concord headquarters, it maintains campuses in Claremont, Conway, Lebanon, Nashua, Manchester, Portsmouth, and Rochester. The college nurtures strong partnerships with the Community College System of New Hampshire, which include on-site classrooms at Nashua Community College and the Lebanon campus of River Valley Community College. Additional partnerships with Manchester Community College and Great Bay Community College (Pease International Tradeport campus) provide shared resources and transfer pathways for local students.
In 2018, Granite State College garnered recognition from U.S. News & World Report in their compilation of the "Best Online Degree Programs", ranking 71st for bachelor's degrees and 89th for graduate business degrees. In both categories, Granite State is the top college or university in New Hampshire to achieve this honor.
In July 2014, a report released by the US Department of Education recognized Granite State College as the least expensive college in New England based on tuition and fees. The study only included four-year schools.
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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- Washington Monthly Ranking Archived October 24, 2017, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Least expensive colleges in New England". WMUR. July 15, 2014. Retrieved September 16, 2016.
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