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Franklin Pierce University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Franklin Pierce University Ranked?

2023 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Franklin Pierce University was awarded 34 badges in the 2023 rankings.

Overall Quality

Franklin Pierce landed the #1,622 spot in College Factual's 2023 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,241 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Franklin Pierce is also ranked #14 out of 17 schools in New Hampshire.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Franklin Pierce?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Franklin Pierce University is 85%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Franklin Pierce is a good fit for you.

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Franklin Pierce University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Franklin Pierce, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Franklin Pierce University is 24%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  24 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Franklin Pierce University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Franklin Pierce University has a freshmen retention rate of 73%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  73 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Franklin Pierce the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 45%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  45 out of 100

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Franklin Pierce University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,436 undergraduates at Franklin Pierce with 1,277 being full-time and 159 being part-time.

How Much Does Franklin Pierce University Cost?

The overall average net price of Franklin Pierce is $26,722. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Franklin Pierce

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$21,758 $26,093 $27,716 $27,999 $27,837

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Franklin Pierce, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Franklin Pierce, approximately 83% of students took out student loans averaging $9,517 a year. That adds up to $38,068 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Franklin Pierce is 4.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Franklin Pierce Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Franklin Pierce with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $50,486 in their early years. That's great news for Franklin Pierce students since it is 19% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Franklin Pierce University make the most money.

Location of Franklin Pierce University

Franklin Pierce University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Rindge, New Hampshire. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.

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Contact details for Franklin Pierce are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 40 University Drive, Rindge, NH 03461-0060
Phone: 603-899-4000

Franklin Pierce University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 35 majors graduated from Franklin Pierce University. Of these students, 328 received undergraduate degrees and 170 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Health Sciences & Services 56 $27,218
Business Administration & Management 30 $47,669
Accounting 28 $45,420
Criminal Justice & Corrections 27 $43,102
Nursing 26 $74,031
General Psychology 24 $29,690
General Biology 21 NA
Health & Physical Education 19 $31,746
Natural Resources Conservation 16 NA
Communication & Media Studies 16 $22,241

Learn more about the majors offered at Franklin Pierce University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Franklin Pierce

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 522 students took at least one online class at Franklin Pierce University. This is a decrease from the 598 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 522 340
2018-2019 598 386
2017-2018 627 452
2016-2017 731 508
2015-2016 571 560

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.