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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:  73,177 (54,150 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  
30 to 1View note
Interpret data with caution. The 30:1 student to faculty ratio is inclusive of the entire University, which includes the Online College. The main campus which serves traditional students had a student to faculty ratio of 13:1.
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 2016Full timePart time
Total faculty1595,142
Instructional1595,142
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 year2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017% change 2015-2016 to 2016-2017
Tuition and fees$28,884$29,604$30,386$31,1362.5%
Books and supplies$1,500$1,200$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,132$11,412$11,798$12,0622.2%
Other$1,540$3,012$4,034$5,58438.4%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,010$8,955$6,300$9,51451.0%
Other$2,090$3,376$5,452$8,20650.5%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,090$3,376$5,452$8,20650.5%
Total Expenses2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017% change 2015-2016 to 2016-2017
On Campus$43,056$45,228$47,418$49,9825.4%
Off Campus$40,484$43,135$43,338$50,05615.5%
Off Campus with Family$32,474$34,180$37,038$40,5429.5%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2016-2017
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, 2015-2016
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 aid11,84666%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,69361%$15,730,549$9,292
Federal grants1,15141%$3,636,212$3,159
Pell grants1,15141%$3,540,431$3,076
Other federal grants1525%$95,781$630
State/local government grant or scholarships1084%$183,313$1,697
Institutional grants or scholarships77228%$11,911,024$15,429
Student loan aid1,55256%$11,064,880$7,129
Federal student loans1,53955%$8,497,085$5,521
Other student loans1786%$2,567,795$14,426
  • 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 aid122,87354%$98,104,236$4,289
Pell grants20,28348%$54,289,061$2,677
Federal student loans30,68473%$226,124,720$7,369
  • 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.
2013-20142014-20152015-2016
Average net price$29,144$34,256$34,984
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2013-20142014-20152015-2016
$0 – $30,000$32,696$37,709$38,683
$30,001 – $48,000$30,176$35,086$36,016
$48,001 – $75,000$28,081$33,794$34,241
$75,001 – $110,000$26,625$30,441$31,910
$110,001 and more$28,396$30,288$29,988
  • 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 2016
Total enrollment73,177
Undergraduate enrollment54,150
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment4,584
Graduate enrollment19,027
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 40%
Part-time: 60%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 36%
Female: 64%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 14%
Hispanic/Latino: 8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 54%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 20%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 25%
25 and over: 75%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 14%
Out-of-state: 83%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 2%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2015.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 22%
Part-time: 78%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 82%
Enrolled in some distance education: 3%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 15%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 90%
Enrolled in some distance education: 5%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 5%
Undergraduate application fee (2016-2017): $40
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2016
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants4,2071,9042,303
Percent admitted93%91%94%
Percent admitted who enrolled20%20%19%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
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: 53%
Part-time students: 38%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Returned in Fall 2016
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, 21 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2016.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010
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 2008]
4-year: 42%
6-year: 49%
8-year: 50%
[Began in Fall 2010]
4-year: 49%
6-year: 56%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2008 or Fall 2010
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: 52%
Female: 59%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 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: 63%
Asian: 50%
Black or African American: 25%
Hispanic/Latino: 47%
White: 57%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 53%
Non-resident alien: 69%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures provide the 6-year and 8-year award-completion rates after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, subsequently transferred out of the institution, or status unknown. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
[First-time]
Received award in 6 years: 51%
Received award in 8 years: 52%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 1%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 38%
[Non-first-time]
Received award in 6 years: 70%
Received award in 8 years: 70%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 18%
PART-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
[First-time]
Received award in 6 years: 49%
Received award in 8 years: 53%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 2%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 13%
[Non-first-time]
Received award in 6 years: 54%
Received award in 8 years: 56%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 23%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2015-2016
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
Accounting74d179d331d-27d45d
Accounting and Finance-88d41d---
Business Administration and Management, General176d848d1,410d--111d
Business Statistics-3d35d---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other-20d----
Fashion Merchandising10d24d----
Finance, General-083d--9d
Hospitality Administration/Management, General-24----
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General--65d-56d66d
International Business/Trade/Commerce-34d3d0-2d
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management-----23d
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other-----2d
Marketing, Other-----35d
Marketing/Marketing Management, General12d75d88d--16d
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management-18d----
Operations Management and Supervision-66d81d--34d
Retailing and Retail Operations-1d----
Taxation-----5d
Category total272d1,380d2,137d083d348d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Advertising-14d----
Communication and Media Studies, Other-0----
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia-0----
Organizational Communication, General-179d103d---
Category total-193d103d---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General91d236d419d--7d
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance-----16d
Computer Graphics-14d----
Computer Programming/Programmer, General----6-
Category total91d250d419d-623d
Education
Business Teacher Education--1---
Curriculum and Instruction--124d---
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-4d9d---
Education, General-20d57d--0
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities-----15d
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other-----3d
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--38d10--
Educational/Instructional Technology--6d---
Elementary Education and Teaching-37d28d---
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-4----
Mathematics Teacher Education-2----
Music Teacher Education-3----
Reading Teacher Education--3d---
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-4----
Secondary Education and Teaching--6d---
Social Studies Teacher Education-4----
Special Education and Teaching, General-----0
Special Education and Teaching, Other-1d13d---
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor--42--0
Category total-79d327d10-18d
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-247d----
English Language and Literature, General-96d454d---
Category total-343d454d---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Development-72---
Category total-72---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General-10d----
Health/Health Care Administration/Management1d84d116d-5d-
Medical Informatics-17d----
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor--58--0
Nursing Administration--11d--4d
Public Health Education and Promotion-13d----
Public Health, General-1d0d---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-481d0d---
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling-----28
Category total1d606d185d-5d32d
History
History, General-107d76d---
Category total-107d76d---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other20d151d152d-19d24d
Critical Infrastructure Protection--0---
Category total20d151d152d-19d24d
Legal Professions and Studies
Pre-Law Studies----1-
Category total----1-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies282d459d----
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other128d4d----
Category total410d463d----
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-70d----
Category total-70d----
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Accounting and Computer Science-3----
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis-0----
Sustainability Studies----0-
Category total-3--0-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-20d----
Environmental Studies-2----
Category total-22d----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-50d109d--11d
Category total-50d109d--11d
Personal and Culinary Services
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef29---2-
Culinary Arts/Chef Training1138--2-
Category total4038--4-
Physical Sciences
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other-0d----
Physical Sciences-0d----
Category total-0d----
Psychology
Psychology, General-515d234d---
Category total-515d234d---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General-0----
Public Administration-0---20d
Category total-0---20d
Social Sciences
Anthropology-0----
Development Economics and International Development--150--
Economics, General-75d5d---
Political Science and Government, General-3d3d---
Social Sciences, General-34d----
Category total-112d23d0--
Visual and Performing Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General--36---
Graphic Design-114d----
Category total-114d36---
Grand total8344,5034,25710118476
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, 2015-2016
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 3519
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 1358
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 2657
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 502
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: $4,898
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $5,312
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,058
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $1,820
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
2015-2016 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II without footballMenWomen
All Track Combined31
Baseball42
Basketball1215
Field Hockey19
Golf85
Ice Hockey27
Lacrosse3322
Soccer2527
Softball14
Tennis68
Track and Field, X-Country8
Volleyball12
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 levels1/13/2014 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels1/13/2014 -  Accredited
2015 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201320142015
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations111
Liquor law violations601
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201320142015
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations100
Liquor law violations100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201320142015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible6
Rape63
Fondling03
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)0
Incest00
Statutory rape00
Robbery100
Aggravated assault120
Burglary732
Motor vehicle theft002
Arson020
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201320142015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible6
Rape63
Fondling03
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)0
Incest00
Statutory rape00
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary122
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson020
  • (!) 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 Year201420132012
Default rate10.2%9.1%8.2%
Number in default790424218
Number in repayment7,7144,6192,657
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)