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Franklin Pierce University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Rindge, New Hampshire. Students who love country life may enjoy the rural location of Franklin Pierce.

1,450 Full-Time Undergraduates
$35,900 Avg In-State Tuition

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Franklin Pierce University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Franklin Pierce.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#45 Best Health/Medical Admin Services Bachelor’s Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Franklin Pierce University?


Contact details for Franklin Pierce are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 40 University Drive, Rindge, NH 03461-0060
Phone: 603-899-4000

Can I Afford Franklin Pierce?

$35,900 In-State Tuition
85% Take Out Loans
4.9% Loan Default Rate
During the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time students at Franklin Pierce paid $1,197 per credit hour, whether they were in-state or out-of-state. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $35,900 $35,900
Fees $3,200 $3,200
Books and Supplies $1,300 $1,300
On Campus Room and Board $13,900 $13,900
On Campus Other Expenses $2,200 $2,200

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Franklin Pierce, approximately 85% of students took out student loans averaging $14,300 a year. That adds up to $57,200 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Franklin Pierce is 4.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Franklin Pierce University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,450 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,600 undergraduate students at Franklin Pierce, with 1,450 being full-time and 150 being part-time.


There are also 514 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,450 full-time undergraduates at Franklin Pierce, 46% are male and 54% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Franklin Pierce University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 24
Black or African American 119
Hispanic or Latino 111
White 1,044
International Students 32
Other Races/Ethnicities 120

Geographic Diversity

New Hampshire students aren't the only ones who study at Franklin Pierce University. At this time, 18 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 23 countries are represented at Franklin Pierce. The most popular countries sending students to the school are United Kingdom, Canada, and Brazil.

Online Learning at Franklin Pierce University

452 Took All Classes Online
627 Took At Least One Class Online
-1.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 13 bachelor’s degree and 15 master’s degree programs available online at Franklin Pierce. In 2017-2018, 627 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Franklin Pierce has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 3rd most popular in New Hampshire for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Franklin Pierce

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Franklin Pierce University was -1.3%. This is the #1,824 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Franklin Pierce regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Franklin Pierce majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Health & Medical Administrative Services 72%
Health Care Management 22%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Franklin Pierce ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Franklin Pierce.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Health Care Management #118
Health & Medical Administrative Services #309

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Franklin Pierce University Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 57 57
Other Health & Medical Administrative Services 16 16
Health Care Management 9 9
TOTAL 82 82


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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