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Want the scoop on Keene State College? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Keene State offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Keene State College Ranked?

2021 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.

Keene State College was awarded 11 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education.

Overall Quality

Keene State landed the #677 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Keene State held the #710 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Keene State is also ranked #5 out of 12 schools in New Hampshire.

See all of the rankings for Keene State College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Keene State?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Keene State College is 83%. 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 Keene State is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 91% of students accepted to Keene State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 580. Math scores were between 450 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Keene State College  ( 480 to 580 )

SAT Math Scores for Keene State College  ( 450 to 560 )
Keene State received ACT scores from 10% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Keene State College  ( 18 to 24 )

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Keene State College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Keene State College, this ratio is 15 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

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 Keene State College is 50%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  50 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Keene State College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Keene State College is 71%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  71 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Keene State for first-time, full-time students is 53%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  53 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Keene State College.

Average Overall Diversity at Keene State

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,780 undergraduates at Keene State with 3,624 being full-time and 156 being part-time.

Keene State Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

Keene State scored 57.78 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  57.78 out of 100
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How Much Does Keene State College Cost?

The overall average net price of Keene State is $18,192. 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 Keene State

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,580 $15,271 $17,122 $19,982 $21,683

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 Keene State, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Keene State, approximately 75% of students took out student loans averaging $9,388 a year. That adds up to $37,552 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Keene State is 3.7%. 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 Keene State Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Keene State make around $42,400 per year during the early years of their employment. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Keene State College make the most money.

Location of Keene State College

Keene State College is a public institution located in Keene, New Hampshire. Keene is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

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Location of Keene State College

Contact details for Keene State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 229 Main Street, Keene, NH 03435-1506
Phone: 603-352-1909

Keene State College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 53 majors graduated from Keene State College. Of these students, 912 received undergraduate degrees and 46 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
Teacher Education Grade Specific 103 $29,800
Quality Control Technology 84 $46,900
Business Administration & Management 58 $41,100
General Psychology 56 $27,800
Communication & Media Studies 41 $32,500
Health Sciences & Services 38 $28,200
Teacher Education Subject Specific 37 $33,600
Criminal Justice & Corrections 35 $23,500
General Biology 35 NA
Sociology 30 $28,600

Learn more about the majors offered at Keene State College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Keene State

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 37 students took at least one online class at Keene State College. This is a decrease from the 86 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 37 20
2016-2017 86 3
2015-2016 0 0
2014-2015 0 0
2013-2014 48 1

Learn more about online learning at Keene State College.

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