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, with three exceptions.[2] Antioch University New England is accredited by the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges and the Higher Learning Commission,[3] and The College of Saint Mary Magdalen by the American Academy for Liberal Education.[4] Lebanon College is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology for its Radiography program[5][6] and by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools for Associates degrees in numerous other fields.[7]

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
Antioch University New EnglandKeenePrivateDoctoral/research university8981964[9]
Colby-Sawyer CollegeNew LondonPrivateBaccalaureate college9711837[10]
The College of Saint Mary MagdalenWarnerPrivate
Baccalaureate college691974[11]
Community College System of New HampshireSeven locations[d][12]PublicAssociates colleges24,0001965[13]
Daniel Webster CollegeNashuaPrivate
Baccalaureate college9631965[14]
Dartmouth CollegeHanoverPrivateResearch university5,7801769[15]
Franklin Pierce UniversityRindgePrivateBaccalaureate college2,6421962[16]
Granite State CollegeConcordPublicBaccalaureate college1,5401972[17]
Keene State CollegeKeenePublicMaster's university4,8461909[18]
Lebanon CollegeLebanonPrivateAssociates college3221956[19]
Mount Washington CollegeManchesterPrivate
Baccalaureate college3,4401900[20]
New England CollegeHenniker and Online[21]PrivateBaccalaureate college1,3671946[22]
New Hampshire Institute of ArtManchesterPrivateSpecial-focus institution2201898[23]
Plymouth State UniversityPlymouthPublicMaster's university5,2641871[24]
Rivier UniversityNashuaPrivate
Master's university2,2161933[25]
Saint Anselm CollegeGoffstownPrivate
Baccalaureate college1,9861889[26]
Southern New Hampshire UniversityManchesterPrivateMaster's university6,1861932[27]
Thomas More College of Liberal ArtsMerrimackPrivate
Baccalaureate college841978[28]
University of New HampshireDurhamPublicResearch university14,5111866[29]
University of New Hampshire at ManchesterManchesterPublicBaccalaureate college1,0961985[30]
University of New Hampshire School of LawConcordPrivateSpecial-focus institution4981973[31]

Out-of-state institutions[edit]

Defunct institutions[edit]

The Forest Hill House, formerly a hotel, was purchased by Franconia College in 1960.[35] The college closed due to bankruptcy in 1978.[36]
Belknap CollegeCenter Harbor19631974
Canaan CollegeCanaan19611973
Castle CollegeWindham19631999
Chester College of New EnglandChester19652012
Concord CollegeConcord18871973
Franconia CollegeFranconia19631978
Gunstock CollegeGilford19651969
McIntosh CollegeDover18962009
Mount Saint Mary CollegeManchester/Hooksett18931978
Nathaniel Hawthorne CollegeAntrim19621988
Notre Dame CollegeManchester19502002
Pierce College for WomenConcord19511972

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

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