Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, NH 03106
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Southern New Hampshire University is one of the twelve private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in New Hampshire. The campus is located in a suburb, in Manchester.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 90,955 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 7,191 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 4,171 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 58%). Every year 49% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Southern New Hampshire University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $30,756, and fees were $380. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $30,756 and $380 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize Suburb
Number of Students90,955
Student to Faculty Ratio28:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate58%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 59 544
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 1
Master's degree 5 33
Post-master's certificate 0 2

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Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
12/01/1973 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/07/2014 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/07/2014 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Neither required nor recommended
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).
Application fee
Undergrads $40
Graduates $40

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$1,281/credit
In State Students$1,281/credit
Out of State Students$1,281/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$627/credit
In State Students$627/credit
Out of State Students$627/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 $57,645 $57,645 $57,645
ADN 70 $89,670 $89,670 $89,670
BSN 125 $160,125 $160,125 $160,125
FNP 50 $31,350 $31,350 $31,350
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, 80% of Southern New Hampshire 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 46% $2,772
Other Federal Grant 6% $615
State Grant & Scholarships 4% $1,669
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 39% $14,404
Federal Student Loans 65% $5,069
Private Loans 9% $15,322


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$44,050
$30,001 to $48,000$41,722
$48,001 to $75,000$38,532
$75,001 to $110,000$36,487
Over $110,000$35,332

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
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.
Southern New Hampshire University
2500 North River Road
Manchester, NH 03106

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