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Southern New Hampshire University
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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.


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Southern New Hampshire University has 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.

Popular Online Degrees:

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.

Enrollment Data:

Enrollment InformationNumber of Students
Total enrollment:134,345
Undergraduate enrollment:111,599
Undergraduate enrollment by genderMen: 36.4%, Women: 63.6%

Tuition Data:

Academic year prices for full-time, first-time undergraduate students2021-20222020-20212019-2020
Tuition & fees$15,380$9,650$31,136
Books and supplies$1,500$1,500$1,200
On-campus: Room and board$11,800$12,800$12,800 
On-Campus: Other Expenses $7,326$6,824$6,742
Off-campus: Room and board$11,200$10,608$10,218
Off-Campus: Other Expenses$10,438$6,824$9,532
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

SNHU Rankings at SuccessfulStudent:

1. The Best Sustainable and Renewable Energy Colleges

2. The Best Online Associate’s Degrees in Data Analytics

3. The Best Online Fashion Merchandising

4. The Best Online Associate’s Degrees in Fashion Merchandising

5. The Best Online Animation and Graphic Design Colleges

6. The Best Online Screenwriting Colleges

7. The Best Online Data Analytics Programs

8. The Best Social Media Marketing Degrees Online

9. The Best Online Bachelor’s in Mathematics

10. The Best App Development Colleges

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