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.
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.
Highlights & News
University System of New Hampshire Update on System-wide Response to COVID-19March 17, 2020
The Nation’s Top 2020-2021 Military Friendly® Schools Announced Across the CountryFebruary 11, 2020
City of Manchester and Granite State College Team Up to Provide Employees with an Affordable College EducationJanuary 29, 2020
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.
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.
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.
Chair of the Board: Joseph G. Morone
Vice-Chair of the Board: James P. Burnett, III
Secretary of the Board: Kassandra Spanos Ardinger
The Honorable Christopher T. Sununu, Governor (ex-officio)
Amy B. Begg
Donald L. Birx, President, Plymouth State University (ex-officio)
Todd R. Black
James W. Dean, Jr., President, University of New Hampshire (ex-officio)
M. Jacqueline Eastwood
Frank L. Edelblut, Commissioner of Education (ex-officio)
Suzanne M. Foster
Cathy J. Green
Cailee Griffin, UNH Student Trustee
George S. Hansel
Shawn N. Jasper, Commissioner of Agriculture, Markets & Food (ex-officio)
Todd J. Leach, Chancellor, University System of New Hampshire
Michael J. Pilot
Christopher M. Pope
Mark Rubinstein, President, Granite State College (ex-officio)
J. Morgan Rutman
Joseph P. Scala
Marjorie K. Smith, Designee for Speaker of the House of Representatives (ex-officio)
Donna M. Soucy, President of the Senate (ex-officio)
Wallace R. Stevens
Melinda D. Treadwell, President, Keene State College (ex-officio)
Alexander J. Walker, Jr.
David A. Westover