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NH Colleges & Universities

Higher education opportunities around the state

Higher-education opportunities abound throughout the state of New Hampshire. Colleges and universities offer almost 400 undergraduate majors and degree programs, so whatever you're hoping to study, there's a school that may be the perfect match. Whether you're considering one of the six University System of New Hampshire campuses or a private college or university, we invite students and parents to visit and experience our state's postsecondary educational institutions.

Here's your guide to New Hampshire four-year colleges and universities and graduate schools by region:

White Mountain 

White Mountains Community College, Berlin, 603-427-7600
Academic centers in Littleton and North Conway

Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee

Colby–Sawyer College, New London, 603-526-3000
Imagine studying for exams on the shores of Pleasant Lake at this college that integrates the study of the liberal arts and sciences with professional preparation.

Dartmouth College, Hanover, 603-646-1110
The smallest of America's selective Ivy League universities attracts a global student population.

Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts, Warner, 603-456-2656
Nourish your spiritual and academic growth at this Catholic liberal-arts college.

River Valley Community College, Claremont, 603-542-7744
Academic centers in Lebanon and Keene

Upper Valley Educators Institute, Lebanon, 603-678-4888
Prepare for a career in teaching at this school of education, where students spend one day a week on campus and four in real-world classroom settings.

Lakes Region

Lakes Region Community College, Laconia, 603-524-3207

Plymouth State University, Plymouth, 603-535-5000
Work hard at this modern campus in a classic New England setting, and you can play hard, too, in the nearby mountains or at the university's own ice arena.

Monadnock Region

Antioch University New England, Keene, 603-357-3122
This private graduate school will help you enhance your skills and make a difference in your chosen field.

Keene State College, Keene, 800-KSC-1909
A lively college town is at your doorstep when you earn your degree at Keene State.

Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, 603-899-4000
This small, lakeside liberal-arts school strives to transform students' passions into meaningful careers.

New England College, Henniker, 603-428-2000
Experiential learning distinguishes this private college in a picture-perfect New England town.

Merrimack Valley Region

Granite State College, Concord, 603-228-3000
This state school offers students unparalleled flexibility, with courses available on campus and online.

Hellenic American University, Nashua, 603-577-8700
This small college's main campus is located in Athens, Greece.

Manchester Community College, Manchester, 603-206-4000

MCPHS University, Manchester, 603-314-0210
Linked digitally to its sister campuses in Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts, this college offers practical training in medical fields.

Nashua Community College, Nashua, 603-578-8900

New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, 603-230-4000

Rivier University, Nashua, 603-888-1311
This Catholic liberal-arts college is known for its nursing program.

Saint Anselm College, Manchester, 603-641-7000
As much a community as a college, this Catholic liberal-arts institution just celebrated its 125th anniversary in New Hampshire.

Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, 800-668-1249
With more than 200 undergraduate and graduate programs, SNHU is a place to explore possibilities and tailor your education.

St. Joseph School of Nursing, Nashua, 603-294-2567
St. Joseph School of Nursing offers you the opportunity to become a professional nurse with a 2-year Associate’s degree.

Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, Manchester, 603-880-8308
With a tiny enrollment of fewer than 100 students, this Catholic liberal-arts college offers a uniquely intimate learning approach focused on travel, personal interests, and reading of the Great Books.

University of New Hampshire at Manchester, Manchester, 603-641-4010
The state's newest public university is situated on the grounds of a historic millyard.

University of New Hampshire School of Law, Concord, 603-228-1541
Earn your J.D. degree at New Hampshire's only law school.

Seacoast Region

Great Bay Community College, Portsmouth, 603-427-7600
Academic center in Rochester

University of New Hampshire, Durham, 603-862-1234
UNH's flagship campus is a world-class public research university with all the charm and appeal of a classic New England liberal-arts college.