Keene State College

Keene, NH 03435
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Keene State College is one of the six public 4-year colleges in New Hampshire. The campus is located in Keene town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 3,866 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 931 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 661 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 71%). Every year 62% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Keene State College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $11,188, and fees were $2,680. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $19,934 and $2,680 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Number of Students3,866
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate71%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 3 33
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 68.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
12/01/1949 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/10/2013 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT930 to 1140
ACT18 to 24
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
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) Considered but not 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).
Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates $50

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$466/credit
In State Students$466/credit
Out of State Students$832/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$520/credit
In State Students$520/credit
Out of State Students$570/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 $20,970 $20,970 $37,440
ADN 70 $32,620 $32,620 $58,240
BSN 125 $58,250 $58,250 $104,000
FNP 50 $26,000 $26,000 $28,500
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, 96% of Keene State College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 25% $3,892
Other Federal Grant 26% $661
State Grant & Scholarships 6% $1,176
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 93% $6,595
Federal Student Loans 73% $5,379
Private Loans 23% $14,309


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$16,136
$30,001 to $48,000$16,311
$48,001 to $75,000$18,085
$75,001 to $110,000$20,343
Over $110,000$22,021

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Black/African American
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.
Keene State College
229 Main Street
Keene, NH 03435

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