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 Campuses:
    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:

 

Courses

Teaching Faculty:

  • Undergraduate: 256
  • Post-Baccalaureate: 52
  • Graduate: 19

Student/Faculty Ratio:

  • Undergraduate: 11.5/1
  • Post-Baccalaureate: 2.8/1
  • Graduate: 7.4/1

Course Sections (FY 2014):

  • Undergraduate: 802 sections (38% classroom, 62% online); plus 121 Independent Learning Contracts
  • Post-Baccalaureate: 1153 sections
  • Graduate: 67 sections (75% online)

Students

(All data is FY14 undergraduate unless otherwise stated)

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

Traditional-age students (18-24) make up 25% of undergraduate student body

Gender:

  • Female: 69% (undergrad), 84% (post-bacc), 56% (graduate)
  • Male: 31% (undergrad), 16% (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), 83% (graduate)
  • Graduates remaining in NH: 92%

Status:

  • Full-time: 19% (undergrad), 3% (post-bacc), 6% (graduate)
  • Part-time: 81% (undergrad), 97% (post-bacc), 94% (graduate)

Retention:
(% of newly enrolled FY2013 students who re-enrolled in FY2014)

  • Undergraduate: 66%
  • Post-Baccalaureate: 64%
  • Graduate: 78%

Graduation:
% completing programs in 150% of expected time

  • Undergraduate: 56%
  • Post-Baccalaureate: not available
  • Graduate: 69%

# degrees/certificates awarded in FY 2014

  • Undergraduate: 359
  • Post-Baccalaureate: 81
  • Graduate: 26

Enrollments (FY 2014):
# enrolled in credit courses

  • Undergraduate: 2,685
    • credits earned: 40,449
  • Post-Baccalaureate: 408
    • credits earned: 4,714
  • Graduate: 159
    • credits earned: 1439

Enrolled in Granite State College noncredit courses (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute):
890

Enrolled in Education & Training Partnership, noncredit (foster and adoptive parents; agency staff training):
1,474

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

Active Students:
3,684