Southern New Hampshire University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$15,000
2022 Average Net Price
$32,043
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.08%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
96.4%
35,992 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
164,091
24.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
37.6%
554 Graduates

About

Southern New Hampshire University is a higher education institution located in Merrimack County, NH. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Southern New Hampshire University were General Business Administration & Management (4,481 degrees awarded), General Psychology (2,244 degrees), and General Studies (1,250 degrees).

In 2022, 29,238 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southern New Hampshire University. 64.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (16,741 degrees), 4.25 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (3,936 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern New Hampshire University is $15,000, which is $−8,996 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Southern New Hampshire University is $15,000, which is $−8,996 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $32,043.

In 2022, 48% of undergraduate students attending Southern New Hampshire University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 61% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$15,000
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Southern New Hampshire University was $15,000. The cost of tuition at Southern New Hampshire University is $−8,996 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$32,043
2022 Value
49%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Southern New Hampshire University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $32,043. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Southern New Hampshire University grew by 49%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,500
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southern New Hampshire University was of $11,500 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 1.74% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

48%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
61%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

48% of undergraduate students at Southern New Hampshire University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 2.04% with respect to 2021, when 49% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Southern New Hampshire University (in red) with that of other similar universities.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.08%
2019 Default Rate
801
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Southern New Hampshire University was 2.08%, which represents 801 out of the 38544 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Southern New Hampshire University received 35,992 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 28.8% annual growth. Out of those 35,992 applicants, 34,687 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 96.4% acceptance rate.

There were 164,091 students enrolled at Southern New Hampshire University in 2022.

Southern New Hampshire University has an overall enrollment yield of 39.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

96.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
34,687
Accepted Out of 35,992

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southern New Hampshire University was 96.4% (34,687 admissions from 35,992 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 92.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 28.8%, while admissions grew by 34.8%..

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Enrollment

Southern New Hampshire University had a total enrollment of 164,091 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Southern New Hampshire University is 40,350 students and the part-time enrollment is 123,741. This means that 24.6% of students enrolled at Southern New Hampshire University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southern New Hampshire University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.6% White, 15.8% Black or African American, 12.3% Hispanic or Latino, 3.15% Two or More Races, 2.19% Asian, 0.53% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.348% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southern New Hampshire University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.3%), followed by White Male (21.2%) and Black or African American Female (9.69%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.1%), followed by White Male (15.5%) and Black or African American Female (11.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

24.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southern New Hampshire University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 164,091 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern New Hampshire University is 40,350 and the part-time enrollment is 123,741. This means that 24.6% of students enrolled at Southern New Hampshire University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Southern New Hampshire University was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Southern New Hampshire University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    83,098 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    25,853 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    20,244 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Southern New Hampshire University is 50.6% White, 15.8% Black or African American, 12.3% Hispanic or Latino, 3.15% Two or More Races, 2.19% Asian, 0.53% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.348% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 23,517 students (14.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 8,482 more women than men received degrees from Southern New Hampshire University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southern New Hampshire University is white (16,741 degrees awarded). There were 4.25 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (3936 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southern New Hampshire University is General Business Administration & Management (4,481 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (2,244 degrees) and General Studies (1,250 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Southern New Hampshire University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are English (1,347 degrees awarded), History (450 degrees), and Psychology (2,867 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southern New Hampshire University are Accountants & auditors (1,067,726 people), Other managers (876,153 people), Financial managers (530,404 people), Chief executives & legislators (441,800 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (431,933 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern New Hampshire University in 2022 are English (1,347 degrees awarded), History (450 degrees), Psychology (2,867 degrees), Business (10,936 degrees), and Protective Services (1,530 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southern New Hampshire University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Southern New Hampshire University are English (1,347 degrees awarded), History (450 degrees), Psychology (2,867 degrees), Business (10,936 degrees), and Protective Services (1,530 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southern New Hampshire University are Elementary & secondary schools (1,170,292 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (695,035 people), Computer Systems Design (630,287 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (584,332 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (541,387 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern New Hampshire University are English (1,347 degrees awarded), History (450 degrees), Psychology (2,867 degrees), Business (10,936 degrees), and Protective Services (1,530 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Southern New Hampshire University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 4,481 degrees awarded
  2. 2,244 degrees awarded
  3. 1,250 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southern New Hampshire University was General Business Administration & Management with 4,481 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

10,378
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
18,860
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 10,378 degrees were awarded to men at Southern New Hampshire University, which is 0.55 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (18,860).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 3015 degrees were awarded to men at Southern New Hampshire University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.696 times less than the 4329 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 4329 degrees were awarded to men at Southern New Hampshire University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.44 times more than the 3015 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%
100% Completion Time
35%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 29% of students graduating from Southern New Hampshire University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 35% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 37% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Southern New Hampshire University is Female and Asian (75% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 6.86% of graduates (38 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    16,741 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    3,936 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2,970 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southern New Hampshire University is white (16,741 degrees awarded). There were 4.25 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (3936 degrees).

13% of degree recipients (3,809 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    10,670 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    6,071 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    2,703 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southern New Hampshire University is white female (10,670 degrees awarded). There were 1.76 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (6071 degrees).

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Operations

Southern New Hampshire University has an endowment valued at nearly $54.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−62.7%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Southern New Hampshire University had a total salary expenditure of 1.1B. Southern New Hampshire University employs 45 Associate professors, 35 Professors and 35 Assistant professors. Most academics at Southern New Hampshire University are Female Associate professor (25), Male Professor (23), and Male Associate professor (20).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern New Hampshire University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 2,401 employees, Management, with 867 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 718 employees.

Endowment

$54.4M
2022 Endowment
4.72%
decline from 2021

Southern New Hampshire University has an endowment valued at about $54.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Southern New Hampshire University declined 4.72% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.84M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$460M
2022 Salaries
16%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Southern New Hampshire University paid a median of $460M in salaries, which represents 41.7% of their overall expenditure ($1.1B) and a 16% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12M
Instructional Salaries
130
Number of Employees

In 2022, Southern New Hampshire University paid a total of $12M to 130 employees working as instructors, which represents 2.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
45 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
2,401 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southern New Hampshire University were Associate professor with 45 employees, Professor with 35 employees, and Assistant professor with 35 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern New Hampshire University were Office and Administrative Support with 2,401 employees, Management with 867 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 718 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southern New Hampshire University was Female Associate professor with 25 employees, Male Professor with 23 employees, and Male Associate professor with 20 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Southern New Hampshire University.

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