Southern New Hampshire University
About Southern New Hampshire University
About Southern New Hampshire University
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution. The school was founded in 1932, by H.A.B. Shapiro as the New Hampshire School of Accounting and Secretarial Science. Since then, a wave of expansion has taken place that includes two regional centers in Manchester, NH and Brunswick, ME.
Aside from the three main schools, the School of Business, the School of Education, and the School of Arts and Sciences, SNHU offers online graduate programs. These career-focused programs are designed to meet the needs of adult learners. Look for categories such as Business, Education, Public Health, Creative Writing, Finance, and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Find over 50 MBA programs to add to the list of accessible distance degree options from Southern New Hampshire Online.
Mission, Vision and Values
South New Hampshire University is committed to students’ success. Moreover, SNHU continues to expand access to education by creating “innovative pathways to meet the unique needs of each and every student.”
Graduate Admission Requirements
Southern New Hampshire University welcomes graduate applications from students who have earned a bachelor’s degree or equivalent. A resume is also required for most graduate programs. Aside from this material, there may be program-specific requisites. International students may need to fulfill extra requisites and provide TOEFL scores. All students can use the electronic forms to complete their application.
Enrollment, Attendance, Graduation
Based on Fall 2015 data, over 17,450 graduate students were enrolled at SNHU. i
- 76% attended part-time, 24% attended full-timei
- 88% were enrolled in only distance education, 4% were enrolled in some distance education, 8% were not enrolled in any distance education i
- 4250+ masters degrees, 10 doctorate degrees and 475+ graduate certificates were awarded in 2014-2015 i
SNHU has five 10-week graduate terms per academic year. Start dates typically occur twice in the Fall, twice in the Spring and once in the Summer. Check school academic calendars for details.
- Special Learning Opportunities: Undergrad Distance, Grad Distance
- Credit Accepted: Dual credit, Credit for life experiences, Credit For Military, Advanced placement(AP) credits
- Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
- Religious Affiliation: Not applicable
- There are 2707 full-time faculty
- 6182 Part-time instructional faculty
- ROTC Services
- Study Abroad Services
- Weekend Evening College Services
- Remedial Services
- Academic Career Counseling Services
- Employment Services for Students
- Placement Services Completers
- Library Services
Enrollment, Attendance, Retention Rates and Graduation
Graduate attendance rate of 80% part-time and 20% full-time
For the years 2017-2018 Southern New Hampshire University awarded: 1521 associates, 6979 bachelor's degrees, 4535 master's degrees, 2 post-master's certificates, 16 doctor's degrees - research/scholarship
Federal financial aid, grants, loans or university scholarships may be available to students who qualify.
- The school is full of many supportive people who genuinely care for each other. You just really need to join something that interests you and then you'll be able to find some great friends. People seem very chill for it being considered a top university. Definitely a calmer atmosphere compared to schools like Stanford and Berkeley.
- The university provides the best of both academics opportunities as well as extracurricular activities in order to help their students explore and/or grow their skills on a specific or variety of fields. Their goal is to get their students involved in what they love in order to grow and expand the students knowledge.
- Overall, I love being a student at USC. On campus, I am a research assistant, a newspaper writer, and a dancer on the competitive hip-hop team. I've met a wide variety of students at USC, some who astound me with their intelligence and hobbies. I love talking to my professors during their office hours. The downsides to being a USC student is that a lot of things are inordinately expensive, the tuition keeps rising (unnecessarily), and the area around it is not super nice.
- Southern New Hampshire University: Online