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Learning Options for All Interests

Whether you’re looking for a two-year, undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree, New Hampshire has what you need. You’ll find everything from small colleges in picturesque towns to large metropolitan universities, as well as superb technical schools.

In addition to academics, you can explore a wide range of athletics, arts, and other campus activities for all interests. With New Hampshire’s manageable size, you’ll be near excitement and wilderness wherever you choose.

Outstanding Academics

For a small state, New Hampshire boasts a large number of outstanding two-year and four-year colleges and universities. As nonprofit institutions, these schools are committed to giving students the best possible learning experience.

Our colleges and universities offer a vast selection of academic offerings, including undergraduate, graduate, technical, and professional degree programs. They are fully accredited, which means their quality is both independently certified and globally recognized.


The U.S. Department of Education’s accreditation process certifies the quality of education institutions. All of the New Hampshire colleges and universities in our coalition are fully accredited by a federally approved agency. Our students know they’re getting a great education—and a degree that is accepted around the world.

Courses and Degrees from “A” to “Z”

New Hampshire’s colleges and universities offer something for students of all academic interests. Our four-year institutions provide nearly 400 undergraduate and 200 graduate degree programs across disciplines. Majors and degrees range from accounting to zoology—and everything in between.

Our two-year colleges offer another 200 associate’s degree and certificate programs. Programs span business, communications, IT, analytics, health, design, behavioral science, education, hospitality, and much more.

Unique Access to Additional Fields of study

A unique benefit of attending college in New Hampshire is the ability to participate in NHCUC’s Student Exchange program. Students at participating colleges and universities can enroll at other member schools for courses not offered at their institution. This innovative program opens access to new areas of study and exploration.

Learning Beyond the Classroom

While academics are the main focus, college life also offers the chance to explore many non-academic activities. Students in New Hampshire can take advantage of countless opportunities, from sports to arts to community-based service and internships.

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Athletics & Recreation

Intercollegiate athletics include the full range of sports you’d expect to find in larger states. These include baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, football, hockey, lacrosse, tennis, track and field, and many others.

The state’s varied terrain also allows programs in more unusual areas like riding, crew, and skiing. And of course, you’ll find all sorts of outdoor recreational opportunities in New Hampshire’s beautiful landscape.

Cultural & Community Activities

Vibrant campus cultures offer activities and clubs for all interests. Students can choose from visual and performing arts, writing, design, language learning, academic clubs, and much more. Our colleges also have close ties to their communities, opening opportunities for off-campus learning.

Serving to Learn

Students in New Hampshire provide more than $100 million in service to communities each year through campus-coordinated programs. These programs allow students to make a difference while gaining real-world skills and experience.


Affordability is a key factor in deciding where to go to school. When it comes to paying for college in New Hampshire, money is available in the form of grants, low-interest loans, scholarships, and work-study programs. This aid means that college may be more affordable than you think.