New Hampshire Colleges

More than 50 schools are found in New Hampshire, a New England state that’s rich with history from the Algonquian Indian tribes to a rebellion during the American Revolution. The White Mountains with the Northeast’s tallest peak Mount Washington, along with a small stretch of Atlantic Ocean coastline at Portsmouth, provide a beautiful backdrop for studying and enjoying free time. Five public colleges in New Hampshire fall under the University System of New Hampshire, which includes University of New Hampshire, Manchester and a rare public liberal art college Granite State College. Seven community colleges fall under the umbrella of the Community College System of New Hampshire including Nashua Community College and Manchester Community College, New Hampshire. The University of New Hampshire is the top-ranked public school in the state and top-ranked private school Dartmouth College, a member of the prestigious Ivy League, is the only institution founded before American Revolution. Career colleges such as Seacoast Career Schools, Manchester round out the education options for New Hampshire colleges.

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New Hampshire College and Degree Offerings

Whether you want to attend a 4-year university and choose a degree program after you begin your schooling, or if you know what type of certificate program or 2-year career training degree will qualify you to start working quickly, New Hampshire colleges have a variety of options. Many 4-year schools including the well-regard University of New Hampshire are popular choices for bachelors degree and masters degree students. However, an impressive selection of private colleges provide additional options. Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, Granite State College and Franklin Pierce University offer top-notch Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies degrees.

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New Hampshire Career Opportunities

From summer travel in the lake region, fall foliage in October and ski areas in the winter, New Hampshire has a lot to offer vacationers and a lot to offer professionals pursuing Hospitality Management and Tourism careers. With a multitude of summer camps taking advantage of the gorgeous landscape in the state and a school system always in need of educators, Early Childhood Education and Education and Teaching are popular career opportunities. Another way to take advantage of the influx of tourists is in the spa industry that caters to vacationers with careers in Massage Therapy, Cosmetology/Cosmetologist and Esthetician & Skin Care. To keep the out-of-towners and locals safe, Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement and Corrections are top choices as well. And finally, like many state in the country, Health & Medical Services careers are in demand for graduates of New Hampshire colleges. Physical Therapy/Therapist, Medical/Clinical Assistant and Nursing degrees will all set you up for success.