Granite State College Admissions

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With open admissions, Granite State College is available to all interested students, provided they meet certain basic requirements. To apply, those interested should submit an application through the school's website and should contact the admissions office with any questions.

Admissions Data (2016)

Granite State College Description

Granite State College is a public university and part of the University System of New Hampshire. The school's main campus is in Concord, New Hampshire, but the college also has regional centers in Concord, Claremont, Conway, and Rochester. Granite State specializes in adult education: the average age of enrolled students is 36, and the majority of students take classes part-time. The college has extensive online course offerings as well as face-to-face instruction. Granite State offers seven bachelor's degree programs among which behavioral science, business, and an individualized study program are most popular. Many Granite State students transfer in credits, and 18-month bachelor degree programs exist for students who have earned their associate degrees. Academics are supported by a 10 to 1 student/faculty ratio (all faculty are part-time adjunct instructors, most with first-hand knowledge in their fields).

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 2,141 (1,854 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 26% Male / 74% Female
  • 50% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,425 (in-state); $8,265 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $900 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board (off-campus): $8,919
  • Other Expenses: $2,781
  • Total Cost: $20,025 (in-state); $20,865 (out-of-state)

Granite State College Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 89%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 75%
    • Loans: 75%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $4,066
    • Loans: $4,978

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Behavioral Science, Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Individualized Studies

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 58%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 16%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 8%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 21%

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Granite State College Mission Statement

The Mission of Granite State College is to expand access to public higher education to adults of all ages throughout the state of New Hampshire and beyond.
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