New Hampshire Colleges and Universities

Colleges and Universities in New Hampshire

New Hampshire may be among the nation's smallest states in terms of size, but the state certainly offers big things. There are more than 20 colleges and universities in New Hampshire each offering a variety of programs and experiences. The state had the eighth highest per capita income in the country in 2009, and it has the lowest unemployment rate in New England and the second-highest percentage of high-tech workers per capita in the nation. It also has been ranked nationally as the Most Livable State, likely because of both its promising career indicators and its quality of life. Colleges can be found in all of New Hampshire's regions, from the charming, rural Monadnock region to the culture-rich Great North Woods and the more fast-paced Merrimack Valley. New Hampshire has a wide array of programs to suit a variety of career goals.

Universities in New Hampshire could lead you to success

According to projections from the New Hampshire Employment Security, Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, the three employment sectors projected to most substantially add employment in the state during the 2008-2018 decade are: health care practitioners and technical occupations, health care support, and personal care and service. The three combined are expected to comprise 12.6 percent of employment in the state by 2018. In terms of jobs supported by dollars from out of state, New Hampshire's second-largest industry is tourism, making this an important sector for employment as well.

Following is a list of careers included in the fastest-growing industries in New Hampshire, along with the mean annual income made for these positions, according to 2010 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  1. Accountants and auditors: $52,810
  2. Computer software engineers, applications:$91,130
  3. Food service managers: $54,590
  4. Pharmacists: $115,730
  5. Postsecondary teachers: $71,710
  6. Registered nurses: $63,340

Even if you're not up to hiking Mt. Washington (a 4,000-foot change in elevation within four miles), you'll find plenty of other opportunities in the state to keep you busy--like seeking an education and planning for your career.

See also: New Hampshire Vocational Schools and Career Training

Other Colleges & Universities in New Hampshire

Chester College of New England
Chester, New Hampshire www.chestercollege.edu
Colby-Sawyer College
New London, New Hampshire www.colby-sawyer.edu
Daniel Webster College
Nashua, New Hampshire www.dwc.edu
Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire www.dartmouth.edu
Granite State College
Concord, New Hampshire www.granite.edu
Keene State College
Keene, New Hampshire www.keene.edu
Lakes Region Community College
Laconia, New Hampshire www.lrcc.edu
Lebanon College
Lebanon, New Hampshire www.lebanoncollege.edu
Magdalen College
Warner, New Hampshire www.magdalen.edu
Manchester Community College
Manchester, New Hampshire www.manchestercommunitycollege.edu
Nashua Community College
Nashua, New Hampshire www.nashuacc.edu
New England College
Henniker, New Hampshire www.nec.edu
New Hampshire Institute of Art
Manchester, NH www.nhia.edu
New Hampshire Technical Institute
Concord, NH www.nhti.edu
Plymouth State University
Plymouth, New Hampshire www.plymouth.edu
Saint Anselm College
Manchester, New Hampshire www.anselm.edu
Southern New Hampshire University
(formerly New Hampshire College): Manchester, New Hampshire www.snhu.edu
Thomas More College of Liberal Arts
Merrimack, New Hampshire; also Rome, Italy www.thomasmorecollege.edu
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH www.unh.edu
University of New Hampshire - Manchester
Manchester, NH www.unh.edu/unhm/
Antioch New England Graduate School
Franklin Pierce Law Center
Concord, New Hampshire www.piercelaw.edu
Franklin Pierce University
Rindge, New Hampshire