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28 Colleges
3,021 Yearly Graduations
$60,145 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$27,983 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

New Hampshire ranked #42 in the nation for trade school degrees handed out in 2019. Around 3,021 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $15,036 per year to get their degree at a college in New Hampshire, while out of state students will pay an average of $21,917 per year.

An estimated 75% of college students in New Hampshire take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,996 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
977 Yearly Degrees
$31,136 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 113,514 students at SNHU in total, 92,902 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 27,372 are full-time. It takes the average SNHU undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

About 78% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,511 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from SNHU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

NHTI-Concord's Community College

Concord, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
261 Yearly Degrees
$7,250 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,256 students at NHTI in total, 1,282 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 66% of students at NHTI take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,207 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from NHTI with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Manchester Community College

Manchester, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
200 Yearly Degrees
$7,090 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Manchester Community College is 2,565, which includes 805 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 55% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,347 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from MCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

White Mountains Community College

Berlin, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
164 Yearly Degrees
$7,090 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 252 full-time undergraduates at White Mountains Community College, and 697 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

66% of White Mountains Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,869 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from White Mountains Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Keene State College

Keene, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
157 Yearly Degrees
$14,568 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,378 undergraduates at Keene State, of which 3,279 are full-time, and there are 3,502 students altogether. It takes the average Keene State undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Approximately 75% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,388 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,900 during the early-career years.

#6

Great Bay Community College

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
116 Yearly Degrees
$7,200 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 578 full-time undergraduates at Great Bay Community College, and 1,695 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 46% of students at Great Bay Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,936 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Great Bay Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health

Manchester, New Hampshire
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
116 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health is 111, which includes 109 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 65% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,256 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Empire Beauty School-Hooksett

Hooksett, New Hampshire
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
113 Yearly Degrees

There are 203 students at Empire Beauty School-Hooksett in total, 119 are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Empire Beauty School-Hooksett is 91%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Approximately 97% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,834 a year. Empire Beauty School-Hooksett has a 6.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Empire Beauty School-Hooksett with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $20,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

River Valley Community College

Claremont, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
110 Yearly Degrees
$6,940 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 149 full-time undergraduates at NH Community Technical College - Claremont, and 759 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

38% of NH Community Technical College - Claremont students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,478 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NH Community Technical College - Claremont is $30,500.

Public Public vs. Private
99 Yearly Degrees
$18,879 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,238 undergraduates at UNH, of which 11,960 are full-time, and there are 14,788 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

About 77% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $10,152 a year. UNH has a 2.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UNH is $42,400.

#11

Nashua Community College

Nashua, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
83 Yearly Degrees
$7,140 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,516 students at Nashua Community College in total, 515 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

45% of Nashua Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,763 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Nashua Community College is $30,000.

#12

Franklin Pierce University

Rindge, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
82 Yearly Degrees
$39,100 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Franklin Pierce University is 2,114, of which 1,600 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,450 are full-time. For undergraduates at Franklin Pierce, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 76%. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

85% of Franklin Pierce students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $14,300 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Franklin Pierce with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Empire Beauty School-Somersworth

Somersworth, New Hampshire
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
80 Yearly Degrees

There are 159 students at Empire Beauty School-Somersworth in total, 103 are full-time undergraduates. Empire Beauty School-Somersworth has a freshman retention rate of 94%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

89% of Empire Beauty School-Somersworth students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,831 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Empire Beauty School-Somersworth is $20,100.

#14

Lakes Region Community College

Laconia, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
74 Yearly Degrees
$6,738 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 700 students at Lakes Region Community College in total, 291 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

74% of Lakes Region Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,613 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Lakes Region Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
58 Yearly Degrees

There are 101 students at Michaels School of Hair Design and Esthetics in total, 49 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Approximately 65% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,337 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Michaels School of Hair Design and Esthetics is $22,700.

#16

Harmony Health Care Institute

Merrimack, New Hampshire
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
48 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Harmony Health Care Institute is 105, which includes 105 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

96% of Harmony Health Care Institute students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,952 a year.

#17

Laird Institute of Spa Therapy

Manchester, New Hampshire
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
43 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Laird Institute of Spa Therapy is 26, which includes 17 full-time undergraduates. Laird Institute of Spa Therapy has a freshman retention rate of 93%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Roughly 89% of students at Laird Institute of Spa Therapy take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,145 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

#18

New England College

Henniker, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
39 Yearly Degrees
$25,735 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at New England College is 3,527, of which 1,858 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,809 are full-time. For undergraduates at NEC, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Approximately 86% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,010 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,500 during the early-career years.

#19

Empire Beauty School-Laconia

Laconia, New Hampshire
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
37 Yearly Degrees

There are 47 full-time undergraduates at Empire Beauty School-Laconia, and 73 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

75% of Empire Beauty School-Laconia students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,153 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $20,000 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
33 Yearly Degrees

There are 29 students at Continental Academie of Hair Design, Hudson in total, 29 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

76% of Continental Academie of Hair Design, Hudson students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,433 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Continental Academie of Hair Design, Hudson with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $18,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
24 Yearly Degrees

There are 6 students at New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts in total, 6 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 100% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,159 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,600 during the early-career years.

#22

Paul Mitchell the School Portsmouth

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
22 Yearly Degrees

There are 52 students at Paul Mitchell the School Portsmouth in total, 52 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 100% of students at Paul Mitchell the School Portsmouth take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,812 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

#23

Keene Beauty Academy

Keene, New Hampshire
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
20 Yearly Degrees

There are 62 students at Keene Beauty Academy in total, 52 are full-time undergraduates. Keene Beauty Academy has a freshman retention rate of 89%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Roughly 83% of students at Keene Beauty Academy take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,417 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,600 during the early-career years.

#24

Granite State College

Concord, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
18 Yearly Degrees
$7,791 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,729 undergraduates at GSC, of which 827 are full-time, and there are 2,005 students altogether. It takes the average GSC undergraduate about 4.0 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 74% of students at GSC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,828 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.7% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from GSC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

University of New Hampshire at Manchester

Manchester, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
16 Yearly Degrees
$15,685 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of New Hampshire at Manchester is 753, of which 723 students are undergraduates and of those, 595 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UNH Manchester is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 61%. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Roughly 62% of students at UNH Manchester take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,469 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UNH Manchester is $42,400.

Other New Hampshire Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 New England School of Hair Design 14
27 Plymouth State University 12
28 Colby - Sawyer College 5

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