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:

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

Tuition (AY 2015-16):

  • Undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate NH Residents, $293 per credit; Out-of-state Residents, $325 per credit
  • Graduate NH Residents,  $500 per credit; Out-of-State Residents, $535 per credit

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

Degrees/Certificates:

 

Courses

Teaching Faculty:

  • Undergraduate: 255
  • Post-Baccalaureate: 63
  • Graduate: 29

Student/Faculty Ratio:

  • Undergraduate: 10.5/1
  • Post-Baccalaureate: 7/1
  • Graduate: 6/1

Course Sections (FY 2015):

  • Undergraduate: 869 sections (33% classroom, 67% online); plus 126 Independent Learning Contracts
  • Post-Baccalaureate: 258 sections
  • Graduate: 65 sections (91% online)

Students

(All data is FY15 undergraduate unless otherwise stated)

Age:
Average: 34 (undergrad), 37 (post-bacc), 40 (graduate)

Traditional-age students (18-24) make up 24% of undergraduate student body

Gender:

  • Female: 69% (undergrad), 81% (post-bacc), 58% (graduate)
  • Male: 31% (undergrad), 19% (post-bacc), 44% (graduate)

Origin:
22% first-time college students; 78% transfer

Geography:

  • States in which students live in: 36 (undergrad), 6 (post-bacc), 10 (graduate)
  • % of students living in NH: 87% (undergrad), 94% (post-bacc), 80% (graduate)
  • Graduates remaining in NH: 89%

Status:

  • Full-time: 25% (undergrad), 9% (post-bacc), 16% (graduate)
  • Part-time: 75% (undergrad), 91% (post-bacc), 84% (graduate)

Retention:
(% of newly enrolled FY2014 students who re-enrolled in FY2015)

  • Undergraduate: 68%
  • Post-Baccalaureate: 67%
  • Graduate: 72%

Graduation:
% completing programs in 150% of expected time

  • Undergraduate: 53%
  • Graduate: 81%

# degrees/certificates awarded in FY 2015

  • Undergraduate: 514
  • Post-Baccalaureate: 93
  • Graduate: 42

Enrollments (FY 2015):
# enrolled in credit courses

  • Undergraduate: 2,839
    • credits earned: 42,414
  • Post-Baccalaureate: 406
    • credits earned: 4,064
  • Graduate: 163
    • credits earned: 1,437

Enrolled in Granite State College noncredit courses (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute):
955

Enrolled in Education & Training Partnership, noncredit (foster and adoptive parents; agency staff training):
1,165

Satisfaction (Winter 2015):
95% of freshmen, 94% of seniors rate overall Granite State College educational experience “good” or “excellent”

Active Students:
3,987