Southern New Hampshire University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,600
68.8% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$41,217
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
8.71%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
93.5%
37,143 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
134,345
30.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
34.9%
524 Graduates

About

Southern New Hampshire University is a higher education institution located in Merrimack County, NH. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Southern New Hampshire University were General Business Administration & Management (2,551 degrees awarded), General Psychology (1,201 degrees), and Registered Nursing (977 degrees).

In 2020, 21,418 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southern New Hampshire University. 64.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (13,331 degrees), 4.61 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (2893 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern New Hampshire University is $9,600, which is $−12,930 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern New Hampshire University is $9,600, which is $−12,930 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $41,217.

In 2020, 51% of undergraduate students attending Southern New Hampshire University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 65% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,600
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Southern New Hampshire University was $9,600. The cost of tuition at Southern New Hampshire University is $−12,930 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$41,217
2020 Value
3.71%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Southern New Hampshire University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $41,217. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Southern New Hampshire University grew by 3.71%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,509
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southern New Hampshire University was of $11,509 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.13% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

51%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
65%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

51% of undergraduate students at Southern New Hampshire University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 1.92% with respect to 2019, when 52% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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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.
8.71%
2018 Default Rate
3014
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Southern New Hampshire University was 8.71%, which represents 3014 out of the 34601 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 37,143 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 48.5% annual growth. Out of those 37,143 applicants, 34,745 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 93.5% acceptance rate.

There were 134,345 students enrolled at Southern New Hampshire University in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southern New Hampshire University has an overall enrollment yield of 45.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

93.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
34,745
Accepted Out of 37,143

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southern New Hampshire University was 93.5% (34,745 admissions from 37,143 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 88.2%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 48.5%, while admissions grew by 57.5%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Southern New Hampshire University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southern New Hampshire University has a total enrollment of 134,345 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern New Hampshire University is 41,012 students and the part-time enrollment is 93,333. This means that 30.5% 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 53.2% White, 14.7% Black or African American, 10.5% Hispanic or Latino, 2.23% Two or More Races, 1.9% Asian, 0.508% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.33% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southern New Hampshire University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.3%), followed by White Male (22.1%) and Black or African American Female (8.35%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.9%), followed by White Male (18.3%) and Black or African American Female (10.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

30.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southern New Hampshire University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 134,345 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern New Hampshire University is 41,012 and the part-time enrollment is 93,333. This means that 30.5% of students enrolled at Southern New Hampshire University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
2020 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 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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
  1. White
    71,494
  2. Black or African American
    19,752
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    14,150

The enrolled student population at Southern New Hampshire University is 53.2% White, 14.7% Black or African American, 10.5% Hispanic or Latino, 2.23% Two or More Races, 1.9% Asian, 0.508% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.33% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% 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, 21,452 students (16%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 6346 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 (13,331 degrees awarded). There were 4.61 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (2893 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southern New Hampshire University is General Business Administration & Management (2,551 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (1,201 degrees) and Registered Nursing (977 degrees).

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 (1,108 degrees awarded), History (401 degrees), and Psychology (1,718 degrees).

Workforce

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 (1,061,782 people), Other managers (766,471 people), Financial managers (475,141 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (436,465 people), and Chief executives & legislators (392,348 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern New Hampshire University are English (1,108 degrees awarded), History (401 degrees), Psychology (1,718 degrees), Business (7,778 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (267 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southern New Hampshire University are Surgeons, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Computer hardware engineers, Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Southern New Hampshire University are English (1,108 degrees awarded), History (401 degrees), Psychology (1,718 degrees), Business (7,778 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (267 degrees).

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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 (1,051,652 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (645,787 people), Computer Systems Design (519,940 people), Banking & related activities (516,349 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (499,293 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern New Hampshire University are English (1,108 degrees awarded), History (401 degrees), Psychology (1,718 degrees), Business (7,778 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (267 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 2551 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 1201 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 977 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southern New Hampshire University was General Business Administration & Management with 2551 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

7,536
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
13,882
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 7,536 degrees were awarded to men at Southern New Hampshire University, which is 0.543 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (13,882).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 2029 degrees were awarded to men at Southern New Hampshire University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.726 times less than the 2795 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 2795 degrees were awarded to women at Southern New Hampshire University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.38 times more than the 2029 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

47%
100% Completion Time
52%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 47% 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, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (55.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southern New Hampshire University is Male and Asian (55.6% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 15.6% of graduates (82 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    13,331 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    2,893 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    2,047 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southern New Hampshire University is white (13,331 degrees awarded). There were 4.61 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (2893 degrees).

9.56% of degree recipients (2,047 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    8,593 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    4,738 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    2,018 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southern New Hampshire University is white female (8,593 degrees awarded). There were 1.81 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (4,738 degrees).

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Operations

Southern New Hampshire University has an endowment valued at nearly $42.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $12.8M (30.2%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Southern New Hampshire University had a total salary expenditure of $791M. Southern New Hampshire University employs 48 Assistant professors, 44 Associate professors, and 36 Professors. Most academics at Southern New Hampshire University are Female Associate professors (27), Female Assistant professors(25), and Male Assistant professors (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern New Hampshire University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 1768 employees, Management, with 792 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 463 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$42.2M
2020 Endowment
8.01%
growth from 2019

Southern New Hampshire University has an endowment valued at about $42.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Southern New Hampshire University grew 8.01% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.56M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $7.48M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Southern New Hampshire University received $7.48M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$352M
2020 Salaries
14.7%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Southern New Hampshire University paid a median of $352M in salaries, which represents 44.5% of their overall expenditure ($791M) and a 14.7% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 11.7% growth from 2018 and a 23.9% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12.1M
Instructional Salaries
139
Number of Employees

In 2020, Southern New Hampshire University paid a total of $12.1M to 139 employees working as instructors, which represents 3.43% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
48 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1768 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southern New Hampshire University were Assistant professor with 48 employees; Associate professor with 44 employees; and Associate professor with 36 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern New Hampshire University were Office and Administrative Support with 1,768 employees; Management with 792 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 463 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southern New Hampshire University was Female Associate professor with 27 employees, Female Assistant professor with 25 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 23 employees.

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

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