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2021 Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in New Hampshire

4 Colleges
431 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,440 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in New HampshireIn 2018-2019, 431 bachelor's degrees were awarded to education students who went to a New Hampshire college or university. This makes it the #14 most popular major in the state. This means that 0.5% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

This year's Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in New Hampshire ranking looked at 4 colleges that offer a bachelor's in education. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great education programs and a strong support system for non-traditional students.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the education program at the school, affordability, and presence of non-traditional students. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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2021 Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students in New Hampshire

The colleges and universities below are the best for non-traditional students studying education.

Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Plymouth State University tops the 2021 list of our schools in New Hampshire that are best for non-traditional education students. Located in the remote town of Plymouth, Plymouth State is a public college with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Plymouth State, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in New Hampshire ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.9%. Approximately 1,276 students take at least one class online at Plymouth State. There are roughly 681 part time students in attendance at Plymouth State. Plymouth State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#2

Keene State College

Keene, NH

Keene State College comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the distant town of Keene, Keene State is a public school with a small student population. Keene State also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Education in New Hampshire rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.7%. 20 of Keene State students are exclusively distance learners. 144 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Southern New Hampshire University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 best education schools for non-traditional students. SNHU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Manchester. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, SNHU has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in New Hampshire ranking.

96,912 of SNHU students are exclusively distance learners. 74,621 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#4

Rivier University

Nashua, NH

Rivier University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Rivier is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Nashua. Rivier also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Education in New Hampshire rankings.

About 4.2% of Rivier students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 750 students at Rivier are exclusively online. 1,211 students are part time. Rivier does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Education Colleges in the New England Region

Explore all the Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the New England Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Vermont 235
Maine 397
Rhode Island 404
Massachusetts 1,818
Connecticut 562

Education Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 524
Educational Administration 228
Curriculum & Instruction 217
General Education 188
Teacher Education Subject Specific 152

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Majors Similar to Education

Related Major Annual Graduates
Psychology 2,267
Social Sciences 1,423
Communication & Journalism 932
History 585
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 100

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 4 schools only.

References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Horadrim.

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