Nursing Schools in New Hampshire

There are 20 nursing schools in New Hampshire. This year, we evaluated 12 schools NCLEX pass rates and net prices, and our ranking system identified the following schools as the best value schools.

The calculation we used here takes into account a school's NCLEX pass rate and the net price of attendance for a student who received the average amount of financial aid. The higher the NCLEX pass rate of the program, and the lower the cost, the better the return on investment.

Learn more about our nursing schools ranking methodology here

Each school has two separate rankings. One for the RN program and one for the LPN program. Use the Filter By options to see each list. The Sort By button allows you to sort the list by school name, cost, or rank.

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Nursing Schools Best-Value Rankings


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Nashua Community College
Nashua, NH
Nashua Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$12,712
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 88.1%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 100.0
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Nashua Community College (NCC) is located in Nashua, New Hampshire. NCC is a public community college established in 1970 that currently serves around 2000 students with many different associate’s degree and certificate programs. Students will be able to pursue academic fields of study to ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Manchester Community College
Manchester, NH
Manchester Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$14,117
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 94.6%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 95.6
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Manchester Community College is located in Manchester, New Hampshire. This public community college was established back in 1945 and offers students the opportunity to pursue many different degree and certificate programs. The nearly 3500 students who enroll in this school each semester will ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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White Mountains Community College
Berlin, NH
White Mountains Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$14,901
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 96.6%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 93.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

White Mountains Community College (WMCC) is located in Berlin, New Hampshire. WMCC was established in 1966 and is now a part of the Community College System of New Hampshire. The main WMCC campus is based in Berlin but there are also academic centers in Littleton and North Conway. WMCC has over ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Great Bay Community College
Portsmouth, NH
Great Bay Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$14,932
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 91.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 92.8
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Great Bay Community College (GBCC) is located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and is part of the Community College System of New Hampshire. This public community college was established all the way back in 1945 and currently serves over 2200 students. It seeks to provide the community with great ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
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Lakes Region Community College
Laconia, NH
Lakes Region Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$15,221
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 96.4%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 92.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) is located in Laconia, New Hampshire. This is a public community college that is a member of the Community College System of New Hampshire. It currently serves a little over 1100 students and offers students in the community several great academic programs. ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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NHTI - Concord's Community College
Concord, NH
NHTI - Concord's Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$16,048
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 94.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 89.6
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

NHTI-Concord’s Community College is located in Concord, New Hampshire. This is a public residential community college that is a part of the New Hampshire Community College System and accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The school was established back in 1961 ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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River Valley Community College
Claremont, NH
River Valley Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$16,847
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 89.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 86.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Rivier University
Nashua, NH
Rivier University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$21,453
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 92.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 71.8
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
  • RN to MSN
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Keene State College
Keene, NH
Keene State College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$19,494
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 68.3%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 70.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
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University of New Hampshire-Main Campus
Durham, NH
University of New Hampshire-Main Campus
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$22,888
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 96.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 68.8
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Plymouth State University
Plymouth, NH
Plymouth State University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$22,028
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 79.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 65.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
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Colby-Sawyer College
New London, NH
Colby-Sawyer College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$27,130
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 98.4%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 56.4
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
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Franklin Pierce University
Rindge, NH
Franklin Pierce University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$26,673
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • BSN
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Saint Anselm College
Manchester, NH
Saint Anselm College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$31,492
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
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Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health
Manchester, NH
Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health
Student PopulationSmall
College Type Less than two year Private
Net price$31,712
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
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St Joseph School of Nursing
Nashua, NH
St Joseph School of Nursing
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Private
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Southern New Hampshire University
Manchester, NH
Southern New Hampshire University
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$39,638
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • BSN
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Granite State College
Concord, NH
Granite State College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$12,905
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
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Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Manchester, NH
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Programs offered

  • BSN
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Harmony Health Care Institute
Merrimack, NH
Harmony Health Care Institute

Programs offered

  • LPN

New Hampshire's NCLEX-RN pass rate Vs. National Average


New Hampshire's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average


New Hampshire Nursing Salary and Emplyment Statistics


Median Salary
Job title Total Nurses Jobs/1000 Hourly Annual
Registered Nurses 13,190 20.296 $33 $68,580
Nurse Anesthetists 240 0.376 $75 $156,950
Nurse Midwives 70 0.108 $48 $100,230
Nurse Practitioners 1,150 1.762 $52 $107,300
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 2,200 3.383 $24 $49,330
Nursing Assistants 8,270 12.730 $15 $30,280
  • Jobs/1000 - the number of jobs (employment) in the given job title per 1,000 jobs (across all occupations ) in the state.
  • Data source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 Survey