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2021 Most Diverse Colleges in New Hampshire

21 Colleges
$44,675 Avg Salary*
49% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Which colleges in New Hampshire are succeeding at true diversity? Check out this ranking to find out.

Our analysis looked at 21 schools in New Hampshire to determine which ones were the most diverse. To come up with this ranking, we looked at overall diversity in four factors: racial/ethnic background, age, male to female ratio, and geographic location.

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Most Diverse Colleges in New Hampshire

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#1

Dartmouth College

Hanover, New Hampshire

Our 2021 rankings named Dartmouth College the most diverse school in New Hampshire. Dartmouth is a private not-for-profit institution located in Hanover, New Hampshire. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 1,249 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

During the early years of their career, graduates from Dartmouth make an average of $75,500 a year.

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#2

New England College

Henniker, New Hampshire

You’ll enjoy a diverse student body if you attend New England College. The school came in at #2 in New Hampshire on this year’s diversity ranking. New England College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Henniker, New Hampshire that handed out 356 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Roughly 38% of the students fall into a traditional age range, meaning this school has higher than average age diversity. Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from NEC make an average of $37,900 per year during the early years of their career.

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#3

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire

Out of the 21 schools in New Hampshire that were part of this year’s diversity ranking, Southern New Hampshire University landed the #3 spot on the list. SNHU is located in Manchester, New Hampshire and has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 10,893 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergradutates.

This school has a higher percentage than average of non-traditional aged students. Only 13% of the students fall into a traditional age range, adding to the overall diversity score. The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from SNHU is $45,400 during the early years of their career.

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#4

Franklin Pierce University

Rindge, New Hampshire

A rank of #4 on our Most Diverse Colleges in New Hampshire list means Franklin Pierce University is a great place for students who value diversity. Franklin Pierce College is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Rindge, New Hampshire. It awarded 345 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Franklin Pierce College is $39,700 during the early years of their career.

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#5

Plymouth State University

Plymouth, New Hampshire

Out of the 21 schools in New Hampshire that were part of this year’s diversity ranking, Plymouth State University landed the #5 spot on the list. Located in Plymouth, New Hampshire, the small , public school awarded 941 diplomas to qualifed bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Plymouth State is $41,700 during the early years of their career.

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Coming in at #6 for 2021 overall diversity in New Hampshire is U of NH. U of NH is located in Durham, New Hampshire and has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 3,550 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergradutates.

Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $51,400 during the early years of their career.

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#7

Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts

Warner, New Hampshire

Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Diverse Colleges in New Hampshire ranking. Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts is a small private not-for-profit school located in Warner, New Hampshire that handed out 22 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

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#8

Saint Anselm College

Manchester, New Hampshire

Saint Anselm College landed the #8 spot on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in New Hampshire ranking. Located in Manchester, New Hampshire, the small , private not-for-profit school awarded 517 diplomas to qualifed bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

During the early years of their career, graduates from St. Anselm College make an average of $58,300 a year.

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#9

Keene State College

Keene, New Hampshire

With a ranking of #9, Keene State College did quite well on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in New Hampshire list. Keene State College is a small public school located in Keene, New Hampshire that handed out 912 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

During the early years of their career, graduates from Keene State make an average of $42,400 a year.

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#10

Thomas More College of Liberal Arts

Merrimack, New Hampshire

With a ranking of #10, Thomas More College of Liberal Arts did quite well on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in New Hampshire list. Located in Merrimack, New Hampshire, the small , private not-for-profit school handed out 25 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

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#11

Nashua Community College

Nashua, New Hampshire

Coming in at #11 for 2021 overall diversity in New Hampshire is Nashua Community College. Nashua Community College is a small public school located in Nashua, New Hampshire.

Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from Nashua Community College go into careers with an average salary of $36,600.

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#12

Colby - Sawyer College

New London, New Hampshire

Colby - Sawyer College did quite well in the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in New Hampshire ranking, coming in at #12. Located in New London, New Hampshire, the small , private not-for-profit school awarded 199 diplomas to qualifed bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Colby - Sawyer is $43,600 during the early years of their career.

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#13

University of New Hampshire at Manchester

Manchester, New Hampshire

University of New Hampshire at Manchester landed the #13 spot on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in New Hampshire ranking. UNH Manchester is located in Manchester, New Hampshire and has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 197 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergradutates.

The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from UNH Manchester is $51,400 during the early years of their career.

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#14

NHTI-Concord's Community College

Concord, New Hampshire

NHTI-Concord’s Community College came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Most Diverse Colleges in New Hampshire ranking. Located in Concord, New Hampshire, NHTI is a small public school.

Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $38,200 during the early years of their career.

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#15

Manchester Community College

Manchester, New Hampshire

Manchester Community College ranked #15 on this year’s Most Diverse Colleges in New Hampshire list. A small institution, New Hampshire State Trade School is public.

The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from New Hampshire State Trade School is $36,800 during the early years of their career.

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#16

Granite State College

Concord, New Hampshire

If you crave a diverse college experience, GSC, coming in at #16 in our latest diversity ranking, could be the right place for you. GSC is a small public school situated in Concord, New Hampshire. It awarded 354 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

This school has a higher percentage than average of non-traditional aged students. Only 12% of the students fall into a traditional age range, adding to the overall diversity score. The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from GSC is $35,400 during the early years of their career.

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#17

Great Bay Community College

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Great Bay Community College did quite well in the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in New Hampshire ranking, coming in at #17. Great Bay Community College is a small public school located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

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#18

Lakes Region Community College

Laconia, New Hampshire

If you crave a diverse college experience, New Hampshire Community Technical College-Laconia, coming in at #18 in our latest diversity ranking, could be the right place for you. Located in Laconia, New Hampshire, New Hampshire Community Technical College-Laconia is a small public school.

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#19

Rivier University

Nashua, New Hampshire

Rivier University did quite well in the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in New Hampshire ranking, coming in at #19. Rivier University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Nashua, New Hampshire that handed out 295 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Roughly 37% of the students fall into a traditional age range, meaning this school has higher than average age diversity. Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from Rivier go into careers with an average salary of $45,400.

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#20

White Mountains Community College

Berlin, New Hampshire

With a ranking of #20, White Mountains Community College did quite well on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in New Hampshire list. White Mountains Community College is a small public school located in Berlin, New Hampshire.

Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from White Mountains Community College make an average of $35,100 per year during the early years of their career.

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#21

River Valley Community College

Claremont, New Hampshire

If you crave a diverse college experience, NH Community Technical College - Claremont, coming in at #21 in our latest diversity ranking, could be the right place for you. NH Community Technical College - Claremont is a small public school located in Claremont, New Hampshire.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 21 schools only.

*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.

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 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).

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