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IPEDS ID: 183026
OPE ID: 00258000
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Southern New Hampshire University
2500 North River Road, Manchester, New Hampshire 03106-1045
General information:  (603) 668-2211
Website:  www.snhu.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  61,285 (43,831 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  30 to 1
Admissionswww.snhu.edu/18.asp
Apply Onlinewww.snhu.edu/18.asp
Financial Aidwww.snhu.edu/financial-aid-for-college.asp
Net Price Calculatorwww.aidcalc.com/snhu
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.snhu.edu/431.asp
Athletic Graduation Rateswww.snhu.edu/consumer-information
Mission Statement
  www.snhu.edu/about-snhu.asp
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty1284,372
Instructional1284,372
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees$28,050$28,884$29,604$30,3862.6%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,500$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,900$11,132$11,412$11,7983.4%
Other$1,550$1,540$3,012$4,03433.9%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,000$8,010$8,955$6,300-29.6%
Other$2,100$2,090$3,376$5,45261.5%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,600$2,090$3,376$5,45261.5%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$41,500$43,056$45,228$47,4184.8%
Off Campus$40,150$40,484$43,135$43,3380.5%
Off Campus with Family$32,650$32,474$34,180$37,0388.4%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
Tuition$18,810
Fees$0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,77490%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,62682%$14,254,200$8,766
Federal grants1,08655%$3,340,042$3,076
Pell grants1,08655%$3,258,040$3,000
Other federal grants1206%$82,002$683
State/local government grant or scholarships895%$151,588$1,703
Institutional grants or scholarships77339%$10,762,570$13,923
Student loan aid1,46474%$11,251,353$7,685
Federal student loans1,45574%$8,224,462$5,653
Other student loans19310%$3,026,891$15,683
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid115,24552%$75,225,864$4,934
Pell grants12,91544%$36,051,535$2,791
Federal student loans19,72767%$147,347,660$7,469
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Average net price$28,095$29,144$34,256
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$30,269$32,696$37,709
$30,001 – $48,000$26,800$30,176$35,086
$48,001 – $75,000$28,030$28,081$33,794
$75,001 – $110,000$27,937$26,625$30,441
$110,001 and more$29,458$28,396$30,288
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment61,285
Undergraduate enrollment43,831
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment5,163
Graduate enrollment17,454
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 46%
Part-time: 54%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 37%
Female: 63%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 11%
Hispanic/Latino: 6%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 44%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 35%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 27%
25 and over: 73%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 16%
Out-of-state: 82%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 1%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 24%
Part-time: 76%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 88%
Enrolled in some distance education: 4%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 8%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 88%
Enrolled in some distance education: 4%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 8%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $40
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants3,8481,7852,063
Percent admitted92%90%93%
Percent admitted who enrolled22%48%1%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
  • Interpret data with caution. SNHU's University College, which primarily serves traditional undergraduates in a residential campus setting, evaluates applications selectively. SNHU's College of Online and Continuing Education, which primarily serves adult learners in an online format, is open admission. Application, acceptance, and matriculation/enrollment data will be reported only for University College to accurately portray the acceptance and yield rates of the populations for which those measurements are relevant.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 61%
Part-time students: 43%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 27 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 58%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 47%
6-year: 55%
8-year: 57%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 50%
6-year: 59%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 54%
Female: 64%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 40%
Black or African American: 100%
Hispanic/Latino: 50%
White: 61%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 51%
Non-resident alien: 60%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting62d134d229d-33d37d
Accounting and Finance-80d46d---
Business Administration and Management, General139d775d1,108d--93d
Business Statistics-0d0d---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other-27d----
Fashion Merchandising5d12d----
Finance, General-0d76d--11d
Hospitality Administration/Management, General-19----
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General--6d-27d90d
International Business/Trade/Commerce-22d11d1-3d
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management-----31d
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other-----0d
Marketing, Other-----42d
Marketing/Marketing Management, General11d75d64d--19d
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management-12d----
Operations Management and Supervision-34d95d--29d
Taxation-----1d
Category total217d1,190d1,635d160d356d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Advertising-6d----
Communication and Media Studies, Other-0d----
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia-0d----
Organizational Communication, General-128d43d---
Category total-134d43d---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General52d183d263d--13d
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance-----8d
Computer Graphics-4d----
Computer Programming/Programmer, General----3d-
Category total52d187d263d-3d21d
Education
Business Teacher Education--2d---
Curriculum and Instruction--115d---
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-64d---
Education, General-8d44d--1
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other-----6d
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--18d0--
Educational/Instructional Technology--4d---
Elementary Education and Teaching-4748d---
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-2----
Mathematics Teacher Education-2----
Music Teacher Education-3----
Reading Teacher Education--2d---
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-1----
Secondary Education and Teaching--9---
Social Studies Teacher Education-4----
Special Education and Teaching, General-----0d
Special Education and Teaching, Other-419d---
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor--66--0
Category total-77d331d0-7d
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-182d----
English Language and Literature, General-84d332d---
Category total-266d332d---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Development-18d14d---
Category total-18d14d---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General-0d----
Health/Health Care Administration/Management0d27d69d---
Medical Informatics-1d----
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor--54--0
Nursing Administration--5d--0d
Public Health Education and Promotion-3d----
Public Health, General-0d0d---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-220d0d---
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling-----57
Category total0d251d128d--57d
History
History, General-76d10d---
Category total-76d10d---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other20d116d88d-11d18d
Critical Infrastructure Protection--0d---
Category total20d116d88d-11d18d
Legal Professions and Studies
Pre-Law Studies----0-
Category total----0-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies139d364d----
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other89d3----
Category total228d367d----
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-62d----
Category total-62d----
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Accounting and Computer Science-4----
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis-0d----
Sustainability Studies----0-
Category total-4d--0-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-4d----
Environmental Studies-2d----
Category total-6d----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-30d97d--10d
Category total-30d97d--10d
Personal and Culinary Services
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef28---0-
Culinary Arts/Chef Training1637--1-
Category total4437--1-
Physical Sciences
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other-0d----
Physical Sciences-0d----
Category total-0d----
Psychology
Psychology, General-391d88d---
Category total-391d88d---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General-90d----
Public Administration-0---16d
Category total-90d---16d
Social Sciences
Anthropology-0d----
Development Economics and International Development--15d2--
Economics, General-510d---
Political Science and Government, General-2d----
Social Sciences, General-21d----
Category total-74d15d2--
Visual and Performing Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General--26---
Graphic Design-84d----
Category total-84d26---
Grand total5613,4603,070375485
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 2493
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 1009
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 1905
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 393
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $5,113
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $5,976
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,098
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,265
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 86%
Part-time students: 80%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II (without football) MenWomen
Baseball44
Basketball1414
Field Hockey22
Golf77
Ice Hockey29
Lacrosse4216
Soccer3322
Softball18
Tennis107
Track and Field, X-Country1010
Volleyball20
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education12/1/1973 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels(!)10/7/2014 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels(!)10/7/2014 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations111
Liquor law violations360
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations110
Liquor law violations310
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible26
Rape6
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery110
Aggravated assault412
Burglary373
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson002
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible26
Rape6
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary312
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson002
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201320122011
Default rate9.1%8.2%6.8%
Number in default424218148
Number in repayment4,6192,6572,157
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)