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 the needs of employers.

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 to work with employers through partnerships to grow the range of learning opportunities and solutions that their business can offer to enhance individual employees’ skills and collectively strengthen New Hampshire’s economy.

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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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Show your pride by purchasing Granite State College gear!

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Accreditations and Achievements

We are regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).
Additional programs have earned discipline-specific recognitions or achievements.

New England Committee of Higher Education
U.S. News & World Report - Best Online Bachelor's Programs
Community College of the Air Force
Air University
CCNE Accredited
PMI Accredited Program
TEAC Accredited
National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)

The University System of New Hampshire

Board of Trustees

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.

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

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.

Members Include
Chair of the Board: John W. Small
Vice-Chair of the Board: Joseph G. Morone
Secretary of the Board: Amy Begg
The Honorable Christopher Sununu, Governor of New Hampshire (ex-officio)
Kassandra S. Ardinger
Robert A. Baines
Donald L. Birx (ex-officio)
Todd R. Black
James P. Burnett, III
James W. Dean, Jr. (ex-officio)
Frederick C. Dey
M. Jacqueline Eastwood
Frank L. Edelblut
Suzanne M. Foster
James P. Gray (ex-officio, non-voting)
Cathy J. Green
Nadia Hasan
Shawn N. Jasper (ex-officio)
Richard M. Ladd (ex-officio, non-voting)
Todd J. Leach (ex-officio)
Scott R. Mason
Christian E. Merheb
Kenneth C. Moulton
Christopher M. Pope ’04
Mark Rubinstein (ex-officio)
J. Morgan Rutman
Wallace R. Stevens
Melinda D. Treadwell (ex-officio)
Alexander J. Walker, Jr.

Full biographies for each trustee, as well as information regarding their appointment and terms of service, can be found online: