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Southern New Hampshire University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Manchester, New Hampshire. Manchester is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

27,372 Full-Time Undergraduates
$30,756 Avg In-State Tuition

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Southern New Hampshire University Rankings

SNHU is ranked #131 out of 1,680 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

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.

SNHU has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
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Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Most Popular Online Health & Medical Administrative Services Bachelor’s Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Culinary Arts Bachelor’s Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Health & Medical Administrative Services Bachelor’s Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
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#52 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards SNHU has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Highest Paid Culinary Arts Graduates College Factual
#6 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#10 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#23 Best Associate’s Degree Schools Course Advisor

Where Is Southern New Hampshire University?

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Contact details for SNHU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2500 North River Road, Manchester, NH 03106-1045
Phone: 603-668-2211
Website: www.snhu.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SNHU
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SNHU

Can I Afford SNHU?

$30,756 In-State Tuition
62% Take Out Loans
12.4% Loan Default Rate
During the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time students at SNHU paid $1,281 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 $30,756 $30,756
Fees $380 $380
Books and Supplies $1,200 $1,200
On Campus Room and Board $12,800 $12,800
On Campus Other Expenses $6,742 $6,742

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At SNHU, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $7,511 a year. That adds up to $30,044 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SNHU is 12.4%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Southern New Hampshire University Undergraduate Student Diversity

27,372 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 92,902 undergraduate students at SNHU, with 27,372 being full-time and 65,530 being part-time.

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There are also 20,612 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 27,372 full-time undergraduates at SNHU, 38% are male and 62% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Southern New Hampshire University students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 477
Black or African American 3,551
Hispanic or Latino 3,204
White 16,860
International Students 324
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,956

Geographic Diversity

New Hampshire students aren't the only ones who study at Southern New Hampshire University. At this time, all 50 states and the District of Columbia are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 81 countries are represented at SNHU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Southern New Hampshire University

96,912 Took All Classes Online
97,412 Took At Least One Class Online
29.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 35 bachelor’s degree and 22 master’s degree programs available online at SNHU. In 2017-2018, 97,412 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 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 SNHU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Southern New Hampshire University was 29.1%. This is the #28 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at SNHU regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling 55%
General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 13%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 28%
Health Care Management 28%
Health Sciences & Services 13%
Mental & Social Health Services 55%

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

Major Growth Rate Rank
Mental & Social Health Services #2
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling #2
General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences #4
Health Sciences & Services #6
Health Care Management #12
Health & Medical Administrative Services #14

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%.

Southern New Hampshire University Trade School Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s TOTAL
Health Care Management 2 108 582 692
General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 0 0 221 221
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling 0 0 31 31
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 0 11 17 28
Baking & Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef 0 5 0 5
Aviation/Airway Management & Operations 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 2 124 851 977

References

*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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