Southern New Hampshire University

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?

2022 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.

Southern New Hampshire University was awarded 681 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health care management.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked SNHU as #641 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when SNHU held the #1,378 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

SNHU also holds the #5 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 is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Southern New Hampshire University, this rate is 22 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

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 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 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 Southern New Hampshire University is 65%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  65 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.

Southern New Hampshire University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 92,902 undergraduates at SNHU with 27,372 being full-time and 65,530 being part-time.

How Much Does Southern New Hampshire University Cost?

The overall average net price of SNHU is $41,095. 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 +
$43,871 $42,860 $40,086 $36,508 $34,115

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

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 SNHU, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $7,511 a year. That adds up to $30,044 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SNHU is 12.5%. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from SNHU make around $45,400 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for SNHU students since it is 14% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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

Location of Southern New Hampshire University

Located in Manchester, New Hampshire, Southern New Hampshire University is a private not-for-profit institution. 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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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 58 majors graduated from Southern New Hampshire University. Of these students, 15,353 received undergraduate degrees and 5,586 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 2,855 $48,700
General Psychology 1,201 $31,700
Nursing 977 $71,500
Liberal Arts General Studies 803 $45,400
Health & Medical Administrative Services 769 $42,200
Accounting 594 $48,400
Criminal Justice & Corrections 520 $42,700
Public Relations & Advertising 498 $35,900
Computer Information Systems 493 $53,600
Writing Studies 442 $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 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 2018-2019, 106,762 students took at least one online class at Southern New Hampshire University. This is an increase from the 97,412 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 106,762 106,375
2017-2018 97,412 96,912
2016-2017 84,550 83,919
2015-2016 63,973 61,495
2013-2014 41,329 35,861

Learn more about online learning at Southern New Hampshire University.

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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.

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