100% Online, Accredited, and Affordable

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.

As one of the four institutions that comprise University System of New Hampshire, we are proud to support the educational goals of the State’s citizens.

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.

Employers

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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Careers

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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Alumni


Maintain your connection to Granite State College after you graduate!

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Merchandise


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.


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 USNH Administrative Board.

Members Include

The Honorable CHRISTOPHER T. SUNUNU
(ex-officio)
January 5, 2017 –
KASSANDRA SPANOS ARDINGER
Gubernatorial Appointee
2016 – 2024
(Secretary)
AMY B. BEGG
PSU Alumni-Elected
2015 – 2023 (2nd term)
DONALD L. BIRX
President, Plymouth State University (ex-officio)
July 31, 2015 –
TODD R. BLACK
UNH Alumni-Elected
2014 – 2022 (2nd term)
JAMES P. BURNETT, III (JAMIE)
Gubernatorial Appointee
2017 – 2022
(Vice Chair)
JOSHUA CHANDLER
PSU Student Trustee
2021
JAMES W. DEAN, JR.
President, University of New Hampshire (ex-officio)
July 1, 2018 –
M. JACQUELINE EASTWOOD
Gubernatorial Appointee
2017 – 2021 
FRANK L. EDELBLUT
Commissioner of Education (ex-officio)
February 16, 2017 – March 23, 2021
JAMES GRAY, designee for President of the Senate Chuck Morse
Designee for President of the Senate (ex-officio)
January 14, 2021 –
CATHY J. GREEN
UNH Alumni-Elected
2017 – 2021 (1st term)
GEORGE S. HANSEL
Gubernatorial Appointee
2019 – 2023
SHAWN N. JASPER
Commissioner, New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food (ex-officio)
November 22, 2017 – November 18, 2022
Speaker of the House (ex-officio, non-voting) 2015 – 2017
RICK LADD, designee for Speaker of the House Sherman Packard
Designee for Speaker of the House of Representatives (ex-officio)
January 14, 2021 –
TYLER MINNICH
Granite State College Student Trustee
2020-2021
JOSEPH G. MORONE
Gubernatorial Appointee
2013 – 2022
(Chair)
MICHAEL J. PILOT
UNH Alumni-Elected
2019 – 2023 (1st term)
CHRISTOPHER M. POPE
Granite State College Alumni-Elected
2016 – 2021 (2nd term)
MARK RUBINSTEIN
President, Granite State College (ex-officio)
March 31, 2015  –
J. MORGAN RUTMAN
UNH Alumni–Elected
2016 – 2024 (2nd term)
WALLACE R. STEVENS
Gubernatorial Appointee 2015 –
2021
PSU Alumni-Elected 2011 – 2015 (1st term)
GREGG R. TEWKSBURY
Gubernatorial Appointee
2020 – 2023
MELINDA D. TREADWELL
President, Keene State College (ex-officio)
July 31, 2017 –
VACANT
PSU Student Trustee
2020 – 2021
ALEXANDER J. WALKER, JR.
Gubernatorial Appointee
2016 – 2024
DAVID A. WESTOVER
KSC Alumni-Elected
2019 – 2023 (1st term)

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