Southern New Hampshire University
Manchester, NH 03106-1045


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Large
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 73,177
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 30:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 2,021 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Southern New Hampshire University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 4,207 applications and 3,907 students were granted admission. Southern New Hampshire University is at the #91 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
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Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Southern New Hampshire University's tuition was $30,756 for all students regardless of residency (14.8% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 66% of Southern New Hampshire University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 41% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $3,076 (which is 30.1% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Southern New Hampshire University in 2016-2017, was 1,539, which is 55% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,521 (which is 6.3% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Southern New Hampshire University has enrolled a total of 73,177 students (26,009 students full-time and 47,168 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 73,177 students, 4,584 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 36% men and 64% women and 54,150 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 19,027 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 61,495 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 52%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 21%

Black/African American: 14%

Hispanic: 7%

Asian: 2%

Two or more races: 1%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Southern New Hampshire University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 41% 12,577 4137
Health Professions And Related Programs 8% 2,482 824
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 8% 2,361 692
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 7% 2,209 463
English Language And Literature/letters 7% 2,048 454
Psychology 6% 1,732 234
Education 4% 1,223 345
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 4% 1,079 347
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 2% 695 103
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 2% 460 120

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Southern New Hampshire University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Southern New Hampshire University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $37,100. Last year, out of the total 1,711 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,557 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,803 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,623 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $37,100 $41,700
Employment Rate 91% 90%
Total Graduates 1,711 1,803

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Southern New Hampshire University.

Saint Anselm College
4.4 mile away
Rivier University
20.8 mile away
New England College
20.9 mile away
Northpoint Bible College
26.8 mile away
Merrimack College
30.6 mile away