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Southern New Hampshire University Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Southern New Hampshire University, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Southern New Hampshire University Ranked?

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2020 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Southern New Hampshire University was awarded 103 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

SNHU is ranked #1,313 out of 1,727 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2020 Best Colleges list.

SNHU also holds the #10 spot on the Best Colleges in New Hampshire ranking.

See all of the rankings for Southern New Hampshire University.

Is It Hard to Get Into SNHU?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Southern New Hampshire University is 78%. 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 SNHU is a good fit for you.

Learn more about Southern New Hampshire University admissions.

Southern New Hampshire University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Southern New Hampshire University is 28 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Southern New Hampshire University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Southern New Hampshire University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Southern New Hampshire University this rate is 58%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  58 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at SNHU for first-time, full-time students is 50%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  50 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Southern New Hampshire University.

Excellent Overall Diversity at SNHU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 70,661 undergraduates at SNHU with 19,935 being full-time and 50,726 being part-time.

SNHU Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 91.19 out of 100, SNHU is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  91.19 out of 100
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How Much Does Southern New Hampshire University Cost?

The overall average net price of SNHU is $40,617. 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 SNHU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$44,050 $41,722 $38,532 $36,487 $35,332

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 SNHU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At SNHU, approximately 65% of students took out student loans averaging $7,165 a year. That adds up to $28,660 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SNHU is 12.4%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Get more details about paying for Southern New Hampshire University.

How Much Money Do SNHU Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from SNHU make about $45,400 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for SNHU students since it is 11% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at Southern New Hampshire University make the most money.

Location of Southern New Hampshire University

Southern New Hampshire University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Manchester, New Hampshire. The suburban atmosphere of Manchester makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Location of Southern New Hampshire University

Contact details for SNHU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2500 North River Road, Manchester, NH 03106-1045
Phone: 603-668-2211

Southern New Hampshire University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 64 majors graduated from Southern New Hampshire University. Of these students, 10,876 received undergraduate degrees and 6,424 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
Business Administration & Management 2,014 $48,700
General Psychology 911 $31,700
Nursing 774 $71,500
Liberal Arts General Studies 711 $45,400
Accounting 539 $48,400
Computer Information Systems 414 $53,600
Health & Medical Administrative Services 411 $42,200
Public Relations & Advertising 381 $35,900
Criminal Justice & Corrections 369 $42,700
Writing Studies 350 $29,900

Learn more about the majors offered at Southern New Hampshire University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at SNHU

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 97,412 students took at least one online class at Southern New Hampshire University. This is an increase from the 84,550 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 97,412 96,912
2016-2017 84,550 83,919
2015-2016 63,973 61,495
2014-2015 56,371 53,760
2013-2014 41,329 35,861

Learn more about online learning at Southern New Hampshire University.

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