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# New Hampshire Trade Schools

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.

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## Most Popular Trade Schools in New Hampshire

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

### Michaels School of Hair Design and Esthetics - A Paul Mitchell Partner School

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.

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.

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%.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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%.

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.

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.

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 |
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26 | New England School of Hair Design | 14 |

27 | Plymouth State University | 12 |

28 | Colby - Sawyer College | 5 |

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