University System of New Hampshire Institutions
The University System of New Hampshire is the largest provider of postsecondary education in the State of New Hampshire and includes the University of New Hampshire, University of New Hampshire School of Law, University of New Hampshire at Manchester, Plymouth State University, Keene State College, and Granite State College. More information on each institution is below.
Located in the seacoast town of Durham, UNH Durham is the main residential UNH campus. It is a top-tier land-, sea-, and space-grant public university serving undergraduate and graduate students. Recognized as a rising star among research universities, UNH Durham retains the atmosphere of a New England liberal arts college with a faculty dedicated to undergraduate teaching and research. Its commitment to engagement and public service serves not only the Granite State through its many outreach offices such as the UNH Cooperative Extension, but nationally and internationally through its public policy expertise in areas as diverse as crimes against children, ocean fisheries management, rural poverty, space science and environmental research.
Accredited by the American Bar Association, the UNH School of Law in Concord (UNHL) is an innovative law school committed to experiential learning. A hallmark of that commitment is the Legal Residency Program which allows students to work in their fields of interest for up to a full semester while receiving credit. Another such program helping law students become client-ready is the Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program, which is the only practice-based bar exam alternative in the nation. UNHL’s focus areas include Intellectual Property, with UNHL boasting the largest full-time faculty in the field and the largest IP library in the nation; Commerce and Technology focusing on e-Law; and Public Policy & Social Justice which trains students in the delivery of legal services to all people in an ever-changing society.
UNH at Manchester (UNHM) is a vibrant urban college providing the Manchester and Merrimack Valley region with a wide range of educational, research, and cultural resources and opportunities. Located in Manchester's historic mill yard, UNHM’s graduate and undergraduate academic programs reveal a fresh liberal arts, science and technology curricula emphasizing the practical learning needed for successful careers, offering courses during the day, evening, and weekend.
Plymouth State University (PSU) is an integrative cluster-based university, and a comprehensive regional university. Located between New Hampshire’s White Mountains and Lakes Region, PSU provides meaningful, student-centered learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. PSU offers bachelor’s degrees in more than forty-five majors and sixty minors, and master’s degrees in more than seventy concentrations in a rich, student-focused learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students. PSU also offers a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies; Doctor of Physical Therapy; and a Doctor of Education in Learning, Leadership, and Community. Following through on the PSU motto of Ut Prosim (That I may serve) students, faculty, and staff engage communities on a local, regional, national, and international scale in ways that are relevant and practical, as well as mutually beneficial. In each of these roles, PSU has a special commitment of service to the North Country and Lakes Region of New Hampshire.
Keene State College (KSC) is New Hampshire’s public liberal arts college, offering over forty majors in the arts and sciences, professional programs, and selected graduate degrees. The college provides rigorous academic programs and a tradition of small classes, faculty-student collaborative research, and service learning. Chief among the college’s priorities are preparing students for global citizenship and meaningful work, and catalyzing economic development through institutional partnerships across the region and state. KSC’s innovative curriculum and focus on high-impact practices have won national praise.
Granite State College (GSC) is New Hampshire’s public college for adult learners, offering associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, and certification through a post-baccalaureate program. GSC provides access at nine locations across the state, including Manchester, Nashua, Concord, Portsmouth, Rochester, Claremont, Lebanon, Conway, and Littleton. Known for its small classes, affordable tuition and supportive faculty, GSC has taken a leading role in offering innovative online degree programs. GSC also offers a variety of transfer opportunities. Ultimately, GSC looks to understand the needs of New Hampshire’s workforce and deliver practical, relevant and accessible degree programs.