More than 40 years ago, Granite State College embraced a powerful goal: no matter where you live, no matter your age or income, if you’re motivated to pursue a college education, you should have access to it. Since 1972, this has been our purpose.

In our earliest days, we featured evening and weekend classes that fit the schedules of working adults. We’ve steadily built upon this foundation. Today, you’ll find courses offered online with a range of flexible options. And, support is available both virtually and in person so you’ll have guidance every step of the way.

With associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, post-baccalaureate programs for teachers, credit for prior learning, and a variety of transfer opportunities, we emphasize areas of study that are responsive to workforce development needs.

Quality matters, too. We are the leading public provider for online degree programs in New Hampshire and top-ranked among the nation’s best for “Best Online Degree Programs” by U.S. News and World Report.

Our Mission

The Mission of Granite State College is to expand access to public higher education to adults of all ages throughout the state of New Hampshire and beyond. See how we extend this mission to our vision and read a welcome message from our president.


We are proud of our business and industry partnerships, as well as our strong relationships with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), the Education and Training Partnership (E&TP), and the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH).

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We are committed to excellence in the work place. We offer a wide range of benefits including tuition reimbursement, comprehensive insurance coverage, career services, staff development, and multicultural resources.

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Facts & Figures

A collection of fast facts about Granite State and our students.

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Maintain your connection to Granite State College after you graduate!

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Accreditations and Achievements

We are regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
Additional programs have earned discipline-specific recognitions or achievements.

NEASC Accredited
CCNE Accredited
PMI Accredited Program
TEAC Accredited
U.S. News & World Report - Best Online Bachelor's Programs
Military Friendly School (TM)
U.S. News & World Report - Best Online Grad Business Programs

The University System of New Hampshire

Granite State College College is one of four institutions that comprise the University System of New Hampshire (USNH). Our three USNH sister institutions are Plymouth State University, Keene State College, and the University of New Hampshire.

The USNH Board of Trustees, which governs these institutions, delegates administrative oversight to the Chancellor and the USNH Administrative Board, consisting of the presidents of the USNH institutions and the Chancellor.

USNH maintains, develops, and responds to the following on behalf of Granite State College and its sister institutions: