Granite State College
Granite State College is a 4-year public institution, established in 1972 and accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). As part of the University System of New Hampshire, the college provides statewide access to higher education for adults of all ages, including new High School graduates who choose not to attend a residential college.
2,739 undergraduate students
513 graduate and professional students
Granite State College offers an A.A. in General Studies, an A.A.G.S. with a Speech and Language Assistant concentration, an A.S. with concentrations in Behavioral Studies, Business, and Early Childhood Education. B.A. programs provide an Individualized option as well as teacher preparation programs in English Language Arts, Social Studies and Math Studies. Granite State College offers Bachelor of Science degrees with a variety of majors designed especially for nontraditional students: Applied Studies (Management; Education and Training; Allied Health Services; Human Services, and Public Service Management); Behavioral Science, Criminal Justice, an option in Criminal Justice Administration; Computing and Information Technology: Early Childhood Education; Health Care Management; and Individualized Studies. Two Master’s Degree programs are available – Project Management and Leadership.
- Students benefit from the broad age distribution within classes, including mature high school graduates who cannot attend a residential campus, or choose not to do so.
- Small faculty-to-student ratio (10:1); many faculty are active practitioners in their fields.
- Ongoing personalized coaching about educational and life goals.
- Even one 4-credit course per term can qualify a student for federal financial aid.
- Many ways to earn credit for prior learning, with no time limit on transfer credits from accredited institutions.
- Degree students can design courses, working with faculty mentors through Independent Learning Contracts.
- All degree programs are available online.
- Numerous articulation agreements with the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) institutions provide students from all parts of the state with a seamless transition into baccalaureate programs – including a Fast Track option where the entire associate degree is accepted into specified bachelor’s programs which can be completed in 18 months.
- Granite State College’s nationally recognized Education & Training Partnership program provides continual practical training to foster and adoptive parents throughout the state.
- The GSC Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) provides low cost “Learning for the Fun of It” to individuals over 50.
- Nine local Campuses across the state – providing student Services Support Teams and classrooms and computer labs.
- Virtual library, plus walk-in access to college and university libraries statewide.
- Because Granite State College has multiple local Campuses and serves adult students, there are no residence halls, student clubs or athletic teams.
Visits at any of our nine local Campuses are available year-round.
Conway and Littleton
Claremont and Lebanon
Manchester and Nashua
Rochester and Portsmouth