New Hampshire's Granite State College is a public, four-year institution that conveys associate, bachelor's, and graduate degrees to over 2,000 students. In fact, Granite State is rather unique in that it is a fully accredited, public college that also happens to be primarily online. Their 25+ online bachelor's degrees include accounting and finance, human services, psychology, and information technology, among other fields. Granite students can also pursue teacher certification. There are even bachelor's degree completion programs for those who wish to take online courses and expand their associate's degree in allied health leadership, nursing, education and training, public service management, and management.
Overview of Granite State College
Though Granite State is fully online, students will find that they are as well-cared for as those who attend physical courses on a campus. Granite offers students services such as academic advising services, career guidance, accommodations for disabled students, expectations for student conduct, and more.
The focus at Granite State is on their online courses, but the college also offers blended, face-to-face, and hybrid programs. Thus, students who wish to live in Concord can come to campus for some instruction, but others can live anywhere in the world and still complete coursework towards a Granite State diploma. In this way, Granite state is meeting the future with every option a student could need.
|Campus Setting||Town: Fringe|
|Student Faculty Ratio||17:1|
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Tuition Cost & Financial Aid
Granite State College is a public institution and thus is more affordable than a private college, while offering an academic value that is more than competitive. New Hampshire residents are going to see lower costs than those from other states, but even out-of-state students find that Granite State offers a terrific value and that their tuition is nominally more expensive than that of New Hampshire residents. In-state students pay just under $9,000 for a year's worth of books, supplies, tuition, and fees while their out-of-state peers still pay less than $10,000. When living expenses are added to the tally, gross costs for New Hampshire residents is only around $21,000, while non-residents have a thrifty gross cost of under $22,000.
However, once financial aid is tallied students find that their net price is even more attractive. In fact, the average net cost for all students is only $11,000. The lowest average net cost for students at Granite State College is only around $9,500. At the upper end, households with an income north of $110,000 see a net price of only $17,000.
|Average net price||2018-2019|
|Average Total Aid||$6,023|
|Students Receiving Financial Aid||84%|
|Room & Board||$9,828|
- Tuition In-State - $7,791
- Tuition Out-of-State - $9,015
- Books and Supplies - $900
- Room & Board - $9,828
- Other - $2,772
Academics are priority number one at Granite State College. This is a fact that is borne out by the institution's educational statistics. To assess any college or university, analysts rely on key indicators such as the retention and graduation rates. The retention rate shows how many first-time, first-year students return for a second year at any given college. The graduation rate measures how many stick around and earn a diploma. An adjunct to the graduation rate is the transfer-out rate, which shows how many motivated, well-prepared students move on to find the specific bachelor's degree program they need.
Granite State College's retention rate indicates high student satisfaction. They post a brag-worthy retention rate of 78% for their full-time, first-year students. That number leaps to 100% for their part-time students. Their overall graduation rate does drop to 19%, with 28% transferring to other schools. However, part-time students post a more-impressive 49% graduation rate. Whether incoming full-time students transition to part-time studies is not known, but part-timers are likely to graduate. Given that Granite State is primarily designed for online and non-traditional students, these figures are quite strong indeed.
Student Population Total
Most Popular Programs & Majors
(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)
|All Business Majors||97 Total Graduates / 27%|
|Business Administration and Management, General||69 Graduates|
|Accounting and Finance||10 Graduates|
|Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General||6 Graduates|
|Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management||5 Graduates|
|Operations Management and Supervision||5 Graduates|
|Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||55 Total Graduates / 16%|
|Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other||52 Graduates|
|Behavioral Sciences||3 Graduates|
|All Psychology Majors||53 Total Graduates / 15%|
|Psychology, General||53 Graduates|
|Health Professions and Related Programs||45 Total Graduates / 13%|
|Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse||2 Graduates|
|Health/Health Care Administration/Management||12 Graduates|
|Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General||5 Graduates|
|Health and Wellness, General||1 Graduates|
|All Education Majors||32 Total Graduates / 9%|
|Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs||11 Graduates|
|Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs||8 Graduates|
|English/Language Arts Teacher Education||7 Graduates|
|Mathematics Teacher Education||2 Graduates|
|Social Studies Teacher Education||2 Graduates|
|All Other Diplomas||20%|
Outcome & Salary
Granite State College students arrive on campus eager to meet new friends and learn new things. They enjoy top-notch academics, a terrific campus life, and then terrific long-term returns on their educational investment. In fact, registered nursing students with a GSC diploma report median entry-level earnings that exceed $63,000. GSC alumni who studied criminal justice are rewarded for their hard work with median earnings that start at $44,000. With such a strong start in the job market, a GSC alumnus has only the sky to limit their career potential.
|College Grads Early Career Salary||$41,000|
|College Grads Average Salary||$65,685|
|College Grads Mid Career Salary||$61,700|
|Return on Investment (ROI)|
|10 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$656,850|
|20 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$1,273,850|
|Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year||$45,568|
|10 Year Projected ROI||$611,282|
|20 Year Projected ROI||$1,228,282|
|No Colleage Education Salary Comparison|
|National Average Salary||$37,960|
|10 Year Projected Income||$379,600|
|20 Year Projected Income||$759,200|
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