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IPEDS ID: 183257
OPE ID: 03101300
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Granite State College
25 Hall Street, Concord, New Hampshire 03301-3471
General information:  (603) 228-3000
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Campus setting:  Town: Fringe
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  2,179 (1,865 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  12 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
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
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
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 faculty5205
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-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
Books and supplies$900$900$900$9000.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$8,921$8,919$8,919$8,9190.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Off Campus$19,664$19,665$19,665$19,8571.0%
Off Campus with Family$10,743$10,746$10,746$10,9381.8%
Off Campus$19,904$20,145$20,385$20,6251.2%
Off Campus with Family$10,983$11,226$11,466$11,7062.1%
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 Multiyear Tuition Calculator
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
In-state tuition$8,016
In-state fees$0
Out-of-state tuition$8,715
Out-of-state 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 aid17586%————
Grant or scholarship aid5664%$255,194$4,557
Federal grants5664%$230,828$4,122
Pell grants5664%$221,893$3,962
Other federal grants1517%$8,935$596
State/local government grant or scholarships3136%$23,526$759
Institutional grants or scholarships(*)1%(*)(*)
Student loan aid6474%$304,648$4,760
Federal student loans6474%$298,326$4,661
Other student loans(*)1%(*)(*)
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • (*) Number receiving aid and total and average amounts of aid received are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid191949%$3,734,137$4,063
Pell grants88848%$3,130,264$3,525
Federal student loans1,21465%$6,980,979$5,750
  • 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 paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$14,025$13,716$12,473
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$14,194$14,065$12,765
$30,001 – $48,000$14,592$15,655$14,069
$48,001 – $75,000$14,676$14,323$16,741
$75,001 – $110,000$17,409$16,741
$110,001 and more$17,576$16,741
  • 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 (lower of in-district or in-state), 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 enrollment2,179
Undergraduate enrollment1,865
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment405
Graduate enrollment314
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 55%
Part-time: 45%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 29%
Female: 71%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 84%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 8%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 30%
25 and over: 70%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 86%
Out-of-state: 14%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 39%
Part-time: 61%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 70%
Enrolled in some distance education: 12%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 18%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 78%
Enrolled in some distance education: 5%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 17%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
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: 56%
Part-time students: 18%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
  • Granite State College serves a non-traditional adult population. First-time degree students represent a small percentage of GSC's student body, and as such there is variation in year-to-year results (including in retention rates) due to small sample sizes.
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, 17 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: 18%
Transfer-out rate: 26%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 0%
Female: 29%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
Asian: 0%
Hispanic/Latino: 0%
White: 19%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 33%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and seeking a bachelor's degree, who earn a bachelor’s degree within a specified amount of time. At this institution, 38 percent of the overall cohort were pursuing bachelor's degrees in 2009.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 9%
6-year: 9%
8-year: 27%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 23%
6-year: 23%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
  • Because Granite State College is a nontraditional institution mainly serving adults, First-Time Full- Time students make up a very small percentage of our total population. As such, not only are these data not applicable to most applicants; they can also vary significantly from year-to-year.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterPostgraduate
  • 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
Accounting and Finance-2d--
Business Administration and Management, General38d89d1d-
Hospitality Administration/Management, General-0d--
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-0d--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-0d--
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management-0d--
Operations Management and Supervision-0d--
Organizational Leadership--16d-
Project Management--25d-
Category total38d91d42d-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other-2d--
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia-0d--
Category total-2d--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, Other-0d--
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other-1d--
Information Technology-10d--
Category total-11d--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching15d13d-0
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs-4-5
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs-7-20
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances---12
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation---1
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities---6
Elementary Education and Teaching---1
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-0d--
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-0d-1
Mathematics Teacher Education-1d--
Reading Teacher Education---2
Secondary Education and Teaching-1-1
Social Studies Teacher Education-0--
Special Education and Teaching, General---43
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-1-1
Category total15d27d-93
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-1d--
Category total-1d--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other6d---
Health and Wellness, General-1d--
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator-0d--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General-0d--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-17d--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-15d--
Category total6d33d--
History, General-6d--
Category total-6d--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-0d--
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-21d--
Category total-21d--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies59d---
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-0d--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-25d--
Category total59d25d--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Behavioral Sciences27d14d--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-75d--
Category total27d89d--
Psychology, General-62d--
Category total-62d--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General-1d--
Category total-1d--
Social Sciences
Social Sciences, General-0d--
Category total-0d--
Grand total1453694293
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
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: 133
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 14
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 75
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 9
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: $4,840
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $7,225
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,744
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $1,778
Full-time students: 82%
Part-time students: 50%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education10/1/1980 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels6/11/2015 -  Accredited
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations102
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible00
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • 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
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201320122011
Default rate14.6%11.4%10.3%
Number in default1256954
Number in repayment856602520
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)