Granite State College: University System of New Hampshire

Facts & Figures

Institution

Founded:
1972; first graduates in 1974

Accreditation:
New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

Affiliation:
University System of New Hampshire; USNH also includes Keene State College, Plymouth State University, and University of New Hampshire at Durham and Manchester

Profile:
Public Baccalaureate College – Arts and Sciences plus Professions

Accessibility:
Online delivery of courses and degree programs, plus face-to-face locations statewide:

  • Four full-service Regional Centers:
    Concord, Claremont, Conway, Rochester
  • Five Academic Sites (hosting classes and academic services on an appointment basis):
    Lebanon, Littleton, Manchester, Nashua, Portsmouth

Tuition (AY 2014-15):

  • Undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate NH Residents, $285 per credit; Out-of-state Residents, $315 per credit
  • Graduate NH Residents,  $495 per credit; Out-of-State Residents, $525 per credit

Universal Fees:
NH & Out-of-State Residents: $75/term (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate only)

Degrees/Certificates:

Students

(All data is FY13 undergraduate unless otherwise stated)

Age:
average 34; traditional-age students (18-24) make up 26% of undergraduate student body

Gender:
71% female, 29% male

Origin:
20% first-time college students; 80% transfers; 58% are first-generation (neither parent has bachelor’s degree)

Geography:
87% of students live in NH (37 states are represented in all); 92% of graduates remain in NH

Status:
18% full-time, 82% part-time

Retention:
76% of newly enrolled bachelor’s degree students from FY12 re-enrolled in FY13

Graduation:
59% of bachelor’s degree seekers graduated within six years; 286 bachelor's degrees awarded in FY13 with a total of 510 degrees awarded (associate, bachelor's, master's and post-baccalaureate teacher certifications)

Enrolled in credit courses (during FY13):
Total 3,165: 2,726 undergraduate; 307 post-baccalaureate; 132 graduate

Enrolled in Granite State College noncredit courses (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute):
1,020

Enrolled in Education & Training Partnership, noncredit (foster and adoptive parents; agency staff training):
1,426

Satisfaction (Fall 2012):
97% of freshmen, 91% of seniors rate overall Granite State College educational experience “good” or “excellent”

Active Students:
3,424

Courses

Teaching Faculty:
279

Student/Faculty Ratio:
11:1

Course Sections (FY 2013):
Undergraduate: 752 sections (45% classroom, 55% online); plus 115 Independent Learning Contracts; Post-Baccalaureate: 167 sections; Graduate: 56 sections (70% online)

Enrollments (FY 2013):
Undergraduate: 40,622 credits; Post-Baccalaureate: 3,814 credits; Graduate: 1,479 credits




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