Granite State College, founded in 1972, is a public institution that focuses on adult students. Offering courses online and at its multiple locations in New Hampshire, Granite State College offers undergraduate and master’s degrees, teacher certifications, and non-credit courses/training to employers and through the OLLI and E&TP programs.

To learn more about Granite State College, please view the following facts and figures.

Overview

Students

0
Active Students. Full-year 2020-2021

Source: IPEDS 12-month enrollment 2020-2021

 

Fall Enrollment

Non-credit course enrollment not included.

  • Undergraduate Students: 1,608

    Exclusively Online Courses: 100%
    Some Online Courses: 0%
    No Online Courses: 0%

  • Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students: 271

    Exclusively Online Courses: 100%
    Some Online Courses: 0%
    No online courses: 0%

Note: All courses were online in Fall 2020 due to COVID-19
Sources: IPEDS Fall Enrollment 2020-2021

Origin—Undergraduate Students

First-Time College Students
21%
Transfer
79%

Source: IPEDS Fall Enrollment 2020-2021

Status

  • Undergraduate Students

    Full-time (24 or more credits per year): 49%
    Part-time (less than 24 credits per year): 51%

  • Graduate Students

    Full-time (18 or more credits per year): 49%
    Part-time (less than 18 per credits per year): 51%
    Source: IPEDS Fall Enrollment 2020-2021

Demographics

Age
  • 18-24 years old: 23%
  • 25-49 years old: 68%
  • 50+ years old: 9%
  • 18-24 years old: 4%
  • 25-49 years old: 82%
  • 50+ years old: 14%

Source: IPEDS Fall Enrollment 2020-2021

Gender

Female
Undergraduate
70%
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate
72%
Male
Undergraduate
30%
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate
28%

Source: IPEDS Fall Enrollment 2020-2021

Geography

  • Located in New Hampshire: 77%
  • Located in United States but not New Hampshire: 23%
  • Located Outside of United States: 0%
  • Located in New Hampshire: 85%
  • Located in United States but not New Hampshire: 15%
  • Located Outside of United States: 0%

Source: IPEDS Fall Enrollment 2020-2021

Ethnicity

  • American Indian or Native Alaskan: 0%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Black or African American: 4%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 4%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • White: 84%
  • Two or More Races: 2%
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown: 4%
  • Nonresident Alien: 0%

Source: IPEDS Fall Enrollment 2020-2021

Retention

Percentage of students who first enrolled between July1, 2019, and June 30, 2020, and re-enrolled or graduated within the next 12 months. Groups with fewer than 10 students are not reported to preserve student privacy.

 

Gender

  • Female: 84%
  • Male: 82%

Ethnicity

  • American Indian or Native Alaskan: Not Reported
  • Asian: 90% (10 students)
  • Black or African American: 61% (28 students)
  • Hispanic/Latino: 76% (51 students)
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: Not Reported
  • White: 85% (517 students)
  • Two or More Races: 88% (17 students)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown: 75% (12 students)
  • Nonresident Alien: Not Reported

Source: Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Granite State College Survey

Graduation

Percentage of students completing programs within 150% of program length. Groups with fewer than 10 students are not reported to preserve student privacy.

Gender

  • Female: 48%
  • Male: 46%

Ethnicity

  • American Indian or Native Alaskan: Not Reported
  • Asian: Not Reported
  • Black or African American: 18% (11 students)
  • Hispanic/Latino: 40% (20 students)
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: Not Reported
  • White: 51% (504 students)
  • Two or More Races: 45% (11 students)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown: 27% (70 students)
  • Nonresident Alien: Not Reported

Pell

  • First-time, full-time Pell recipients: 22% (32 students)
  • First-time, full-time non-Pell recipients:  25% (12 students)
  • First-time, part-time Pell recipients:  0% (15 students)
  • First-time, part-time non-Pell recipients:  Not Reported
  • Transfer, full-time Pell recipients: 52% (182 students)
  • Transfer, full-time non-Pell recipients: 62% (175 students)
  • Transfer, part-time Pell recipients: 32% (44 students)
  • Transfer, part-time non-Pell recipients:  45% (156 students)

Source: Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Granite State College Survey

Satisfaction

Spring 2021
Percentage of students who “probably” or “definitely” would enroll again

Granite State College students:
78%
Average among other online instituions: 74%
 

Source: 2021 Ruffalo Noel Levitz Priorities Survey for Online Learners. Comparison group includes 103,622 responses from 150 institutions

 

Programs

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Granite State College is one of 120 OLLI organizations at colleges and universities nationwide, all of which are partially supported through funding from the Bernard Osher Foundation. OLLI is a member-driven and volunteer-based organization, offering an life-long learning, social events, and volunteer opportunities to adults age 50 and better.

Participants enrolled in noncredit OLLI courses (Fall 2019):

928 students

Education & Training Partnership (E&TP): Granite State College has contracted with the New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth and Families to provide education and training to foster and adoptive parents, residential child care staff, non-licensed relative caregivers, and other eligible community members. DCYF staff members are encouraged to join caregivers as a matter of best practice.

Participants enrolled in noncredit E&TP courses:

685 students

Sources: OLLI, Child Welfare Education Partnership

Cost of Attendance

  • Cost of Attendance
    An estimate of all educational expenses that students may incur while attending Granite State College

Average Bachelor’s Debt at Graduation
FY 2019, Granite State College debt only

  • All bachelor’s debt: $20,722
  • All bachelor’s graduates with no incoming transfer credits: $32,960

Source: USNH Data Collection

Average Class Size


Undergraduate
0
Fall 2019


Graduate
0
Fall 2019

Source: U.S. News & World Report


Institution

Founded: 1972; first graduates in 1974

Accreditations: For a complete list of accreditations, please visit our Accreditations & Achievements page.

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