Southern New Hampshire University


Since its founding in 1932 by Harry A.B. Shapiro and his wife Gertrude Crockett Shapiro, Southern New Hampshire University has grown in leaps and bounds in both reputation and academic prestige. Originally opened as the New Hampshire School of Accounting and Secretarial Science, the school became a private, non-profit institution in 1969 and obtained the status of a university in 2007.

Southern New Hampshire University is comprised of the following Colleges:

Today there are over 200 online and on-campus programs offered in a variety of fields, all of which have been accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.


The diverse student body consists of more than 3,000 on-campus students and over 80,000 online students.

With such a vast online student enrollment, SNHU has numerous online educational services to aid with student success including:

SNHU holds the record for becoming the first carbon-neutral institution of higher education in the state of New Hampshire, with a net value of zero carbon emissions.

Additional accolades received by the school include a number one ranking by US News & World Report for the Most Innovative Schools, and multiple ‘Best of Business’ awards for both the Best MBA Program and the Best Online Degree Program.

Accreditation: New England Commission of Higher Education, Inc. (NECHE).