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

All data is FY18 undergraduate unless otherwise stated.

0
Active Students

Source: IPEDS 12-month enrollment 2018-19

 

Enrollment

Non-credit course enrollment, not included.

  • Connector.

    Undergraduate Students: 2,688

    Credits earned: 37,980
    Exclusively Online Courses: 77%
    Some Online Courses: 11%
    No Online Courses: 12%

  • Connector.

    Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students: 437

    Credits earned: 3,793
    Exclusively Online Courses: 85%
    Some Online Courses: 2%
    No online courses: 13%

Sources: IPEDS Fall Enrollment 2017-18

Origin—Undergraduate Students

First-Time College Students
19%
Transfer
81%

Source: IPEDS Fall Enrollment 2017-18

Status

  • Connector.

    Undergraduate Students

    Full-time: 46%
    Part-time: 54%

  • Connector.

    Graduate Students

    Full-time: 16%
    Part-time: 84%
    Source: IPEDS Fall Enrollment 2017-18

Demographics

Age
  • 18-24 years old: 19%
  • 25-49 years old: 68%
  • 50+ years old: 12%
  • 18-24 years old: 5%
  • 25-49 years old: 75%
  • 50+ years old: 20%

Source: IPEDS Fall Enrollment 2017-18

Gender

Female
Undergraduate
73%
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate
76%
Male
Undergraduate
27%
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate
24%

Geography

  • Located in New Hampshire: 78%
  • Located in United States but not New Hampshire: 21%
  • Located Outside of United States: 1%
  • Located in New Hampshire: 86%
  • Located in United States but not New Hampshire: 14%
  • Located Outside of United States: 0%

Retention

Percentage of newly enrolled FY 2017 students who re-enrolled in FY 2018

  • Connector.

    Undergraduate: 82%

  • Connector.

    Graduate: 88%

Source: 2019 U.S. News & World Report Survey

Graduation

Percentage of students completing programs in 150% of expected time

  • Undergraduate: 44%
  • Graduate: 56%

Teacher Licensure Pass Rates

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%

All program completers, 2013-14
• Granite State College Pass Rate: 92%  (# taking tests: 38. # passing tests: 35)
• New Hampshire Average Pass Rate: 86%

All program completers, 2012-13
• Granite State College Pass Rate: 98%  (# taking tests: 49. # passing tests: 48)
• New Hampshire Average Pass Rate: 84%

Source: This U.S. Department of Education. This 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 2017
The percentage of students who rate Granite State College educational experience “Good” or “Excellent”

92%
Freshmen
96%
Seniors

Source: Student Satisfaction Survey, Granite State College

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 2018):

871

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:

1,539

Cost of Attendance

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

Average Debt at Graduation
FY 2018, Granite State College debt only

  • Undergraduate: $14,782
  • Graduate: $19,576

Source: 2019 U.S. News & World Report Survey

Course Instruction

  • Undergraduate: 230
  • Graduate Post-Baccalaureate: 85
  • Undergraduate: 12/1
  • Graduate Post-Baccalaureate: 5/1

Source: 2018-2019 Granite State College catalogs

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

Accessibility:
Online delivery of courses and degree programs, plus instructional locations statewide:

  • Concord (Administrative Headquarters)
  • Conway
  • Manchester
  • Rochester
  • Lebanon (Co-located at River Valley Community College)
  • Nashua (Co-located at Nashua Community College)