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New Hampshire Trade Schools

28 Colleges
3,077 Yearly Graduations
$63,662 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$29,386 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

New Hampshire ranked #41 in the nation for trade school degrees handed out in 2021. Around 3,077 students received some type of diploma that year. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in New Hampshire is $15,916 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $22,344 a year.

About 68% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $7,347 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
1,490 Yearly Degrees
$15,380 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 134,345 students at SNHU in total, 111,599 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 34,316 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Approximately 63% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,501 a year. SNHU has a 8.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from SNHU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,199 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

NHTI-Concord's Community College

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

There are 979 full-time undergraduates at NHTI, and 2,945 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Roughly 61% of students at NHTI take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,606 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NHTI is $36,055.

#3

Manchester Community College

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

There are 676 full-time undergraduates at MCC, and 2,263 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

55% of MCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,871 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from MCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,155 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

Keene State College

Keene, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
132 Yearly Degrees
$14,638 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,210 students at Keene State in total, 3,096 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,982 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Keene State is 4.1 years.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,915 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $40,704 during the early-career years.

#5

White Mountains Community College

Berlin, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
130 Yearly Degrees
$7,050 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at White Mountains Community College is 649, which includes 211 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Roughly 64% of students at White Mountains Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,689 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.6% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,789 during the early-career years.

#6

Empire Beauty School-Hooksett

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

There are 205 students at Empire Beauty School-Hooksett in total, 117 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 78% of students at Empire Beauty School-Hooksett take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,149 a year. Empire Beauty School-Hooksett has a 4.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,693 during the early-career years.

#7

River Valley Community College

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

The total student population at River Valley Community College is 694, which includes 127 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 4 to 1.

59% of NH Community Technical College - Claremont students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,952 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from NH Community Technical College - Claremont with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,754 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Empire Beauty School-Somersworth

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

There are 164 students at Empire Beauty School-Somersworth in total, 113 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 86% of students at Empire Beauty School-Somersworth take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,862 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Public Public vs. Private
72 Yearly Degrees
$18,962 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,787 undergraduates at UNH, of which 11,382 are full-time, and there are 14,348 students altogether. For undergraduates at UNH, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Approximately 68% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $10,846 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UNH is $50,047.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
71 Yearly Degrees

There are 44 full-time undergraduates at Michaels School of Hair Design and Esthetics, and 86 students altogether. Michaels School of Hair Design and Esthetics has a freshman retention rate of 89%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,193 a year. Michaels School of Hair Design and Esthetics has a 6.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

#11

Franklin Pierce University

Rindge, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
70 Yearly Degrees
$42,100 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,436 undergraduates at Franklin Pierce, of which 1,277 are full-time, and there are 1,928 students altogether. For undergraduates at Franklin Pierce, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

Roughly 83% of students at Franklin Pierce take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,517 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,595 during the early-career years.

#12

Harmony Health Care Institute

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

The total student population at Harmony Health Care Institute is 25, which includes 25 full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Harmony Health Care Institute is 100%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Around 57% of accepted students are men, and 43% are women.

Roughly 58% of students at Harmony Health Care Institute take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,343 a year.

#13

Great Bay Community College

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

There are 458 full-time undergraduates at Great Bay Community College, and 1,565 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 43% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,152 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Great Bay Community College is $33,122.

#14

Nashua Community College

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

There are 455 full-time undergraduates at Nashua Community College, and 1,352 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Roughly 43% of students at Nashua Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,871 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Nashua Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,792 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Empire Beauty School-Laconia

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

There are 64 students at Empire Beauty School-Laconia in total, 46 are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Empire Beauty School-Laconia. The freshman retention rate is 100%.

67% of Empire Beauty School-Laconia students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,389 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,693 during the early-career years.

#16

Paul Mitchell the School Portsmouth

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

There are 80 students at Paul Mitchell the School Portsmouth in total, 56 are full-time undergraduates. Paul Mitchell the School Portsmouth has a freshman retention rate of 92%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,995 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

#17

Lakes Region Community College

Laconia, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
32 Yearly Degrees
$6,720 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Lakes Region Community College is 697, which includes 226 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Roughly 67% of students at Lakes Region Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,677 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,453 during the early-career years.

#18

University of New Hampshire at Manchester

Manchester, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
20 Yearly Degrees
$15,785 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 717 students at UNH Manchester in total, 704 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 589 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UNH Manchester is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Approximately 49% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,008 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.7% 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 $50,047.

#18

Granite State College

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

The total student population at Granite State College is 1,879, of which 1,608 students are undergraduates and of those, 793 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 84% of students at GSC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,779 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $40,876 during the early-career years.

#20

Plymouth State University

Plymouth, New Hampshire
Public Public vs. Private
19 Yearly Degrees
$14,492 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,739 undergraduates at Plymouth State, of which 3,565 are full-time, and there are 4,491 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

82% of Plymouth State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,841 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $40,529 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
16 Yearly Degrees

There are 16 full-time undergraduates at New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts, and 16 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Roughly 40% of students at New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,832 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
15 Yearly Degrees

There are 33 students at Continental Academie of Hair Design, Hudson in total, 33 are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Continental Academie of Hair Design, Hudson. The freshman retention rate is 87%.

70% of Continental Academie of Hair Design, Hudson students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,314 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

#23

Keene Beauty Academy

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

There are 37 students at Keene Beauty Academy in total, 30 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 66% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,986 a year. Keene Beauty Academy has a 6.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

#24

New England College

Henniker, New Hampshire
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
13 Yearly Degrees
$28,360 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,483 students at NEC in total, 1,774 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,644 are full-time. It takes the average NEC undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

97% of NEC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,728 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NEC is $31,574.

#25

New England School of Hair Design

West Lebanon, New Hampshire
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
12 Yearly Degrees

There are 24 full-time undergraduates at New England School of Hair Design, and 24 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

74% of New England School of Hair Design students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,018 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Other New Hampshire Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Colby - Sawyer College 7
27 Rivier University 0
27 St Joseph School of Nursing 0

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