Granite State College


Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Trimester

State: New Hampshire


Granite State College is a public university and part of the University System of New Hampshire. The school's main campus is in Concord, New Hampshire, but the college also has regional centers in Concord, Claremont, Conway, and Rochester. Granite State specializes in adult education: the average age of enrolled students is 36, and the majority of students take classes part-time. The college has extensive online course offerings as well as face-to-face instruction. Granite State offers seven bachelor's degree programs among which behavioral science, business, and an individualized study program are most popular. Many Granite State students transfer in credits, and 18 month bachelor degree programs exist for students who have earned their associate degrees. Academics are supported by a 10 to 1 student / faculty ratio (all faculty are part-time adjunct instructors, most with first-hand knowledge in their fields).

Most Popular Majors

Behavioral Science, Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Individualized Studies

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 1542
Total Grad Students:
Undergraduate Students: 1542
Faculty: Not available

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: Not available:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: Not available:1

Percent Male: 29%
Percent Female: 71%

Financial Resources


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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 46%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 54%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

8 Old Suncook Road
Concord New Hampshire 3301


Main Email:

Main Phone: 603-228-3000

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Ruth Nawn
Associate Director, Admissions
(603) 513-1320

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Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Granite State does not publish a minimum GPA requirement for transfer admission consideration.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
You can transfer credits earned for courses you have satisfactorily completed with a grade of "C" if the schools you attended were regionally accredited institutions of higher education approved by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Credits (Min/Max):
The maximum we transfer at the associate level is 48 credits and at the bachelor's level 94 credits. A maximum of 64 credits will be accepted from all two-year institutions, if applicable to degree requirements.

Test Scores for Applying:
Granite State does not publish a requirement for the submission of official standardized test scores.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Granite State does not publish a requirement for letters of recommendation.

Essay(s) required:
Granite State does not publish a requirement for the submission of an essay or a personal statement, nor does it ask for one on the application.

Application Fee:
Application fees vary depending on the degree you are applying to complete. Fees waived for associate degree graduates of the Community College System of New Hampshire and students applying through Air University.

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Standardized Testing

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SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
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Transfer Statistics

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Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 900

Other Expenses: 2146

Room and Board: 8921

Tuition and Fees: 7050

Total Cost: 19017

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 6810

Total Cost – In-State: 18777

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5951

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 91%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 65%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 88%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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