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

Source: IPEDS 12-month enrollment 2019-2020

 

Enrollment

Non-credit course enrollment not included.

  • Undergraduate Students: 1,729

    Exclusively Online Courses: 87%
    Some Online Courses: 6%
    No Online Courses: 7%

  • Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students: 276

    Exclusively Online Courses: 80%
    Some Online Courses: 2%
    No online courses: 18%

Sources: IPEDS Fall Enrollment 2019-2020

Origin—Undergraduate Students

First-Time College Students
17%
Transfer
83%

Source: IPEDS Fall Enrollment 2019-2020

Status

  • Undergraduate Students

    Full-time: 48%
    Part-time: 52%

  • Graduate Students

    Full-time: 11%
    Part-time: 89%
    Source: IPEDS Fall Enrollment 2019-2020

Demographics

Age
  • 18-24 years old: 26%
  • 25-49 years old: 64%
  • 50+ years old: 10%
  • 18-24 years old: 6%
  • 25-49 years old: 75%
  • 50+ years old: 19%

Source: IPEDS Fall Enrollment 2019-2020

Gender

Female
Undergraduate
68%
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate
72%
Male
Undergraduate
32%
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate
28%

Source: IPEDS Fall Enrollment 2019-2020

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 2019-2020

Retention

Percentage students who first enrolled between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018, and re-enrolled or graduated within the next 12 months

  • Undergraduate: 82%

  • Graduate: 88%

Source: Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Granite State College Survey

Graduation

Percentage of students completing programs in 150% of program length

  • Undergraduate (bachelor’s entering Fiscal Year 2013): 41%
  • Graduate (entering Fiscal Year 2016): 64%

Source: Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Granite State College Survey

Teacher Licensure Pass Rates

All program completers, 2018-19
• Granite State College Pass Rate: 85%  (# taking tests: 60. # passing tests: 51)
• New Hampshire Average Pass Rate: 89%

All program completers, 2017-18
• Granite State College Pass Rate: 95% (# taking tests: 46. # passing tests: 44)
• New Hampshire Average Pass Rate: 84%

All program completers, 2016-17
• Granite State College Pass Rate: 97% (# taking tests: 37. # passing tests: 36)
• New Hampshire Average Pass Rate: 84%

All program completers, 2015-16
• Granite State College Pass Rate: 94% (# taking tests: 31. # passing tests: 29)
• New Hampshire Average Pass Rate: 83%

All program completers, 2014-15
• Granite State College Pass Rate: 79% (# taking tests: 39. # passing tests: 31)
• New Hampshire Average Pass Rate: 75%

Source: The U.S. Department of Education data represents a summary of the first attempt pass rates for all program completers. Program completion does not suggest a recommendation to the state for an initial credential. For discipline-specific pass rates, please call the School of Education at (603) 822-5434.

Satisfaction

Winter 2019
Percentage of students who “probably” or “definitely” would enroll again

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

Source: 2019 Ruffalo Noel Levitz Priorities Survey for Online Learners. Comparison group includes 126,748 responses from 175 intitutions.

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:

NECHE

New England Commission of Higher Education

CCNE

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

GAC

Global Accreditation Center: M.S. in Project Management

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