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)
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Global Accreditation Center (GAC) MS Project Management
 

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 2016-17):

  • Undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate NH Residents, $300 per credit; Out-of-state Residents, $335 per credit
  • Graduate NH Residents,  $512 per credit; Out-of-State Residents, $545 per credit
  • Cost of Attendance
  • Expected Debt (FY16, GSC debt only):
    $19,073 (undergrad), $16,477 (graduate)

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

Degrees/Certificates:

 

Courses

Teaching Faculty:

  • Undergraduate: 253
  • Post-Baccalaureate: 56
  • Graduate: 31

Student/Faculty Ratio:

  • Undergraduate: 12/1
  • Post-Baccalaureate: 5/1
  • Graduate: 6/1

Course Sections (FY 2016):

  • Undergraduate: 885 sections (30% classroom, 70% online); plus 133 Independent Learning Contracts
  • Post-Baccalaureate: 132 sections, plus 122 Independent Learning Contracts
  • Graduate: 89 sections (82% online)

Students

(All data is FY16 undergraduate unless otherwise stated)

Age:
Average: 34 (undergrad), 38 (post-bacc), 39 (graduate)

Traditional-age students (18-24) make up 27% of undergraduate student body

Gender:

  • Female: 70% (undergrad), 82% (post-bacc), 58% (graduate)
  • Male:30 % (undergrad), 18% (post-bacc), 42% (graduate)

Origin:
16% first-time college students; 84% transfer

Geography:

  • States in which students live in 47* (undergrad), 12 (post-bacc), 10 (graduate)
                       
    *Plus three other countries
  • % of students living in NH:83 % (undergrad), 92% (post-bacc), 78% (graduate)
  • Graduates remaining in NH: 89%

Status:

  • Full-time: 24% (undergrad), 5% (post-bacc), 14% (graduate)
  • Part-time: 76% (undergrad), 95% (post-bacc), 86% (graduate)

Retention:
(% of newly enrolled FY2015 students who re-enrolled in FY2016)

  • Undergraduate: 68% (74% bachelor students only)
  • Post-Baccalaureate: 60%
  • Graduate: 82%

Graduation:
% completing programs in 150% of expected time

  • Undergraduate: 52%
  • Graduate: 67%

# degrees/certificates awarded in FY 2016

  • Undergraduate: 529
  • Post-Baccalaureate: 57
  • Graduate: 40

Enrollments (FY 2016):
# enrolled in credit courses

  • Undergraduate: 2,883
    • credits earned: 43,636
  • Post-Baccalaureate: 343
    • credits earned: 3,335
  • Graduate: 190
    • credits earned: 1,813

Enrolled in Granite State College noncredit courses (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute):
1,083

Enrolled in Education & Training Partnership, noncredit (foster and adoptive parents; agency staff training):
1,355

Satisfaction (Winter 2016):
94% of freshmen, 90% of seniors rate overall Granite State College educational experience “good” or “excellent”

Active Students:
4,109