Franklin Pierce University

Rindge, NH 03461
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Franklin Pierce University is one of the twelve private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in New Hampshire. The campus is located in a rural area, in Rindge.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 2,303 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 462 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 323 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 70%). Every year 49% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Franklin Pierce College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $32,445, and fees were $2,550. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $32,445 and $2,550 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students2,303
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate70%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 1 37
Master's degree 1 6
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 1

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Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
12/01/1968 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
09/01/2013 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
10/01/2009 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Considered but not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,082/credit
In State Students$1,082/credit
Out of State Students$1,082/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$665/credit
In State Students$665/credit
Out of State Students$665/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $48,690 $48,690 $48,690
ADN 70 $75,740 $75,740 $75,740
BSN 125 $135,250 $135,250 $135,250
FNP 50 $33,250 $33,250 $33,250
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of Franklin Pierce University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 35% $4,148
Other Federal Grant 18% $387
State Grant & Scholarships 4% $3,519
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $21,713
Federal Student Loans 86% $6,232
Private Loans 17% $13,470


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$23,064
$30,001 to $48,000$21,873
$48,001 to $75,000$24,989
$75,001 to $110,000$26,935
Over $110,000$23,822

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Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New Hampshire state board of nursing.
Franklin Pierce University
40 University Drive
Rindge, NH 03461

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