# 2022 best colleges in New Hampshire

Read more**Net cost**: The median annual cost of all students that receive any aid. This does not refer to the “sticker price”, the price listed by the college.

**Earnings**: The median earnings of all bachelor-level students 10 years after enrollment. This includes both students that do and do not graduate, across all majors.

**Payback**: The amount of time in years it takes to pay off the median net cost by the median earnings. For this calculation, the median earning of high school graduates (in the school’s home state) are deducted from the median earnings.

**Earnings plus**: The difference between the school’s median earnings and the median earnings for all schools in the same state.

**Rankings**: The ranking order is based on the economic score. The economic score is calculated using a school’s payback and earnings*plus *performance.

#### Dartmouth College

Hanover, New Hampshire

The economic score is calculated using two factors: 1) how fast students are able to payback their educational investment with new earnings and 2) how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in the same state, 10 years after enrollment. These two factors are referred to as payback and earnings*plus.
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These scorings are based on the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $32,090

How much more/less money the median student earns against all bachelor students in the same state, same enrollment year.

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% *in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### University of New Hampshire at Manchester

Manchester, New Hampshire

The economic score is calculated using two factors: 1) how fast students are able to payback their educational investment with new earnings and 2) how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in the same state, 10 years after enrollment. These two factors are referred to as payback and earnings*plus.
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These scorings are based on the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $2,460

How much more/less money the median student earns against all bachelor students in the same state, same enrollment year.

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% *in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### University of New Hampshire-Main Campus

Durham, New Hampshire

The economic score is calculated using two factors: 1) how fast students are able to payback their educational investment with new earnings and 2) how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in the same state, 10 years after enrollment. These two factors are referred to as payback and earnings*plus.
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These scorings are based on the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $2,460

How much more/less money the median student earns against all bachelor students in the same state, same enrollment year.

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% *in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Keene State College

Keene, New Hampshire

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $11,033

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Plymouth State University

Plymouth, New Hampshire

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $11,427

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Saint Anselm College

Manchester, New Hampshire

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $1,111

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Franklin Pierce University

Rindge, New Hampshire

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $9,051

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Colby-Sawyer College

New London, New Hampshire

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $14,757

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Rivier University

Nashua, New Hampshire

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $18,753

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Granite State College

Concord, New Hampshire

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $17,028

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Thomas More College of Liberal Arts

Merrimack, New Hampshire

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $17,850

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $7,513

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### New England College

Henniker, New Hampshire

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $18,418

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.