The University System of New Hampshire is YOURS

The mission of the University System of NH (USNH) is to provide exceptional, affordable educational and research programs, from certificates to doctoral degrees, and to serve our community and business partners with resources and highly trained graduates.

Funding USNH is critical to the state’s workforce and economy.

USNH Stories

Julia, UNH Alumna '21

“I truly hope everyone has the opportunities I did to pursue higher education and everything that comes with it here in the Granite State.”

Julia University of New Hampshire

“My professor opened my eyes, and it was amazing. I found my path here.”

Mia Keene State College

“Over the past 3+ years, I’ve gotten amazing advice and networking help that will propel me forward.”

Ben Plymouth State University

“I was in the military, full time, but I was thinking about my future and career beyond that. I wanted to set myself up for success.”

Derek Granite State College (now UNH College of Professional Studies)

“Before I even stepped on campus, I knew I had made the right decision.”

Smriti Keene State College
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For Leaders and Community

The University System of New Hampshire strives to be the partner of choice with our communities, businesses, and organizations with many new initiatives to further partnership efforts. This includes:

  • establishing business liaisons at each institution
  • creating a centralized call center for questions about online learning/training opportunities
  • looking at ways we can work together to encourage more of our college graduates to stay, work, and live in New Hampshire

For Students and Parents

Whether a traditional college-age student or an adult learner; whether one seeks the resources of a research university or a smaller liberal arts college, USNH institutions offer a full array of postsecondary educational opportunities.

  • Residential campuses within USNH are integrated into the communities of three quintessential New Hampshire towns – Durham, Plymouth, and Keene.
  • Each campus offers an amazing setting with first class facilities. 
  • Online learning opportunities are also available, as well as a large offering of classes at sites in every county across the state.

What will you choose?

Founded in 1866, UNH is the state’s flagship public research university, with campuses in Durham and Manchester, the UNH College of Professional Studies, and the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law in Concord.

  • More than 14,000 students representing 50 states and 64 countries
  • Offers more than 200 academic degree programs
  • 96% of recent graduates are employed or pursuing advanced education
  • 84% of first-time, full-time students receive financial aid
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Keene State College is New Hampshire’s public liberal arts college preparing students for global citizenship and meaningful work and catalyzing economic development through institutional partnerships across the region and state.

  • More than 40 majors in the arts and sciences, professional programs and selected graduate degrees
  • Provides rigorous academic programs and a tradition of small classes, faculty-student collaborative research and service learning for its 3,100 students
  • 49% of undergraduates are first-generation college students
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Plymouth State University’s Cluster Learning Model ensures that every student has opportunities to do real work that matters and relates to their personal interests and hopes for the wider world.

  • 3,750 undergraduate and 1,121 graduate students
  • 44 undergraduate majors, 58 minors, and 67 graduate degree and certification programs
  • New programs in climate studies, 3+2 applied exercise physiology and human performance, and 3+1 communication and media studies
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Our Institutions

Whether you're a prospective student, current enrollee, alumni, community member, or business partner... Explore our institutions and learn what USNH has to offer.

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USNH Highlights

Affordable Tuition

USNH froze tuition for in-state students for the 2021-2022 academic year and will hold these rates through June, 2023.

Financial Aid

Since fall 2016, financial aid to USNH students has increased from $119M to $161M per year.

Economic Benefits

Economic activity generated in NH by USNH = $2B

Bright Futures

USNH is #1 in the Northeast for the lowest public 4-year sector student loan default at 4.3% [2017 cohort, 3-yr default rate]

Degree Completion

USNH is #1 in Northeast for public 4-year sector degree completion at 79.4% [NSC Completions Report 2020]

Supporting NH Guardsmen and Women

USNH-provided tuition waivers to New Hampshire guardsmen and women since 2011 = $20M

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