Top New Hampshire Colleges and Universities

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New Hampshire is located in New England, in the far northeastern portion of the country. Its colleges are widely known for their small class sizes and personal attention, as is demonstrated by the five colleges described below.
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Top Five Schools in New Hampshire

Dartmouth College

With an undergraduate enrollment of 4,100, Dartmouth College is the smallest university within the Ivy League. The institution was founded in 1769 and continues to offer small, intense classroom settings for its students in a gorgeous environment. Located in Hanover, New Hampshire, Dartmouth is found two hours north of Boston, providing a real collegial atmosphere for students and faculty. Undergraduate students have a wide range of liberal arts, business and engineering disciplines to choose from at this renowned university, and the graduate program in business management is among the best in the world. The college is ranked #11 by U.S. News and World Report.

University of New Hampshire

The University of New Hampshire was founded in 1866 as a public institution and is unique in that it holds land-, sea- and space-grants. The main campus is located in Durham, which is in southern New Hampshire along the coast. There are currently 11,622 undergraduate students enrolled at the University of New Hampshire, in one of more than 100 major fields of study. Although many students at the institution wait to declare a major, one of the most popular departments is kinesiology. The choices are all excellent, as the university is currently ranked #108 by U.S. News and World Report.

Southern New Hampshire University

Formerly known as New Hampshire College, Southern New Hampshire University was founded in 1932. The university has undergone many changes throughout the years, but continues to keep its focus on business technology. The financial services department is one of the more prestigious in the nation, with a state of the art center that was sponsored by several large corporations. Southern New Hampshire has an undergraduate enrollment of 1,900, but it also has a large adult enrollment as nontraditional students take advantage of the available business education.

Plymouth State University

Plymouth State University achieved its designation as a comprehensive state university in 2003, over a century after it was founded in 1871. This school in western New Hampshire has grown to include an undergraduate enrollment of 4,192 students and offers 40 different major fields of study. One of its more renowned academic departments is meteorology, which is generally considered one of the best departments in the eastern United States. The natural sciences department is beginning to receive its own recognition, especially since the creation of the Center for the Environment.

Keene State College

Keene, New Hampshire is located in the far southwestern corner of the state and is the home to Keene State College. Established in 1909, the school now has 4,081 undergraduate students who have the opportunity to choose from 40 major fields of study. KSC is a vital part of the community, and makes up roughly 1/4 of the population of the town. Many Keene students study education, as the department is considered one of the best in the state and hosts annual seminars in children's literature.

Popular Schools

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    1. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science - Film Production
      • MS - Game Design (Campus)
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    Bachelor's
      • BS - Sportscasting (Campus)
      • Bachelor of Science - Software Development
      • BS - Cloud Technologies (Campus)
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      • BS - Film (Campus)
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    Associate's
      • AS - Cloud Technologies
    Certificate
      • Cert - Instructional Design and Technology
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    2. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Master of Science - DNP Executive Leader
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      • MS in Psychology - Forensic Psychology
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      • Bachelor: Liberal Studies
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      • AAS in Legal Support and Services
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      • Medical Assisting Certificate
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    3. Colorado Christian University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Criminal Justice, M.S.
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      • Curriculum and Instruction, M.A. - Emphasis in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse
    Bachelor's
      • Communication Studies, B.A.
      • Criminal Justice, B.S.
      • Psychology, B.S.
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      • Criminal Justice, A.S.
      • Psychology, A.S.
      • Communication Studies, A.A.
      • General Studies, A.A.
      • Business Administration, A.S.
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    4. Tulane University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity Management
      • Master of Professional Studies in Information Technology Management
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    5. Independence University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Health Administration (MS)
      • Information Systems (MS)
      • Nursing Administration (MS)
      • Nursing Education (MS)
    Bachelor's
      • Accounting (BS)
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      • Business Administration - Human Resources Emphasis (BS)
      • Business Administration - Marketing Emphasis (BS)
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      • Health Information Management (BS)
    Associate's
      • Business (AAS)
      • Graphic Arts (AAS)
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • HS Diploma
  • Online Programs Available
    7. The University of Scranton

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA - Healthcare Management
      • MBA - Accounting
      • MBA - Human Resources
      • MBA - International Business
      • MBA - Operations Management
      • Master of Accountancy
  • Online Programs Available
    8. New England College

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BA in Business Administration/Management
      • BA in Communication
      • BA in Communication/Journalism
      • BA in Criminal Justice
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      • BA in Humanities
    Associate's
      • AA in Criminal Justice
      • AA in Liberal Studies
      • AA in Psychology
      • AA in Business Administration
      • AA in Sociology
      • AS in Accounting
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
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  • Online Programs Available
    10. Seton Hall University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science in Accounting
      • Master of Public Administration in Non-Profit Management
      • Master of Business Administration
      • Master of Business Administration - Accounting
      • Master of Business Administration - Finance
      • Master of Business Administration - Marketing

Featured Schools

Full Sail University

  • Master of Science - Film Production
  • BS - Sportscasting (Campus)
  • AS - Cloud Technologies
  • Cert - Instructional Design and Technology

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Purdue University Global

  • Master of Science - DNP Executive Leader
  • MS in Psychology - Forensic Psychology
  • Bachelor: Liberal Studies
  • AAS in Legal Support and Services
  • Medical Assisting Certificate

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Colorado Christian University

  • Criminal Justice, M.S.
  • Communication Studies, B.A.
  • Criminal Justice, A.S.

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Tulane University

  • Master of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity Management
  • Master of Professional Studies in Information Technology Management

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Independence University

  • Health Administration (MS)
  • Accounting (BS)
  • Business (AAS)

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Penn Foster High School

  • HS Diploma

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The University of Scranton

  • MBA - Healthcare Management
  • MBA - Accounting
  • MBA - Human Resources

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New England College

  • BA in Business Administration/Management
  • BA in Communication
  • AA in Criminal Justice
  • AA in Liberal Studies

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