Southern New Hampshire University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$30,756

2.5% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$34,984

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

12.4%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

92.9%

4,207 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

73,177

35.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

55.7%

413 Graduates

About

Southern New Hampshire University is a higher education institution located in Hillsborough County, NH. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Southern New Hampshire University were General Business Administration & Management (848 degrees awarded), General Psychology (515 degrees), and Registered Nursing (481 degrees).

In 2016, 10,198 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southern New Hampshire University. 60% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were unknown (5,907 degrees), 2.07 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2857 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern New Hampshire University is $30,756, which is $10,596 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern New Hampshire University is $30,756, which is $10,596 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $34,984.

In 2016, 54% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 73% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$30,756

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Southern New Hampshire University was $30,756. The cost of tuition at Southern New Hampshire University is $10,596 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$34,984

2016 Value

2.13%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Southern New Hampshire University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $34,984. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Southern New Hampshire University grew by 2.13%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,049

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southern New Hampshire University was of $9,049 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board decreased by 11.1% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

54%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

73%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

54% of undergraduate students at Southern New Hampshire University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 3.85% with respect to 2015, 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.

12.4%

2015 Default Rate

2030

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Southern New Hampshire University was 12.4%, which represents 2030 out of the 16362 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 4,207 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 9.33% annual growth. Out of those 4,207 applicants, 3,907 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 92.9% acceptance rate.

There were 73,177 students enrolled at Southern New Hampshire University in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southern New Hampshire University has an overall enrollment yield of 19.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

92.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,907

Accepted Out of 4,207

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southern New Hampshire University was 92.9% (3,907 admissions from 4,207 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 91.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 9.33%, while admissions grew by 10.7%.

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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 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southern New Hampshire University has a total enrollment of 73,177 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern New Hampshire University is 26,009 students and the part-time enrollment is 47,168. This means that 35.5% 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 52.5% White, 14.3% Black or African American, 6.9% Hispanic or Latino, 1.57% Asian, 1.42% Two or More Races, 0.514% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.269% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southern New Hampshire University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (35.6%), followed by White Male (24.3%) and Black or African American Female (7.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (30.8%), followed by White Male (17.9%) and Black or African American Female (7.37%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

35.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southern New Hampshire University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73,177 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern New Hampshire University is 26,009 and the part-time enrollment is 47,168. This means that 35.5% of students enrolled at Southern New Hampshire University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

53%

2016 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 53%. 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

    38,399

  2. Black or African American

    10,458

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    5,049

The enrolled student population at Southern New Hampshire University is 52.5% White, 14.3% Black or African American, 6.9% Hispanic or Latino, 1.57% Asian, 1.42% Two or More Races, 0.514% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.269% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 15,522 students (21.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 2042 more women than men received degrees from Southern New Hampshire University. The majority of degree recipients at Southern New Hampshire University are unknown (5,907 degrees awarded). There were 2.07 times more unknown graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2857 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southern New Hampshire University is General Business Administration & Management (848 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (515 degrees) and Registered Nursing (481 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 (797 degrees awarded), History (183 degrees), and Business (4,220 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 (1,121,487 people), Miscellaneous managers (928,881 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (529,423 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (480,675 people), and Financial managers (464,746 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern New Hampshire University are English (797 degrees awarded), History (183 degrees), Business (4,220 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (789 degrees), and Psychology (749 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 Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Dentists, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Southern New Hampshire University are English (797 degrees awarded), History (183 degrees), Business (4,220 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (789 degrees), and Psychology (749 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 (1,043,445 people), Computer Systems Design (942,764 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (688,605 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (675,818 people), and Banking & related activities (576,160 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern New Hampshire University are English (797 degrees awarded), History (183 degrees), Business (4,220 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (789 degrees), and Psychology (749 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. 848 degrees awarded

  2. 515 degrees awarded

  3. 481 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southern New Hampshire University was General Business Administration & Management with 848 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 4,078

  2. 6,120

In 2016, 4,078 degrees were awarded to men at Southern New Hampshire University, which is 0.666 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (6,120).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 1209 degrees were awarded to men at Southern New Hampshire University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.905 times less than the 1336 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 1336 degrees were awarded to women at Southern New Hampshire University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.11 times more than the 1209 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

42%

100% Completion Time

49%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 42% 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, 49% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southern New Hampshire University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (80% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 11.6% of graduates (48 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Unknown

    5,907 degrees awarded

  2. White

    2,857 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    396 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southern New Hampshire University is unknown (5,907 degrees awarded). There were 2.07 times more unknown recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2857 degrees).

57.9% of degree recipients (5,907 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,767 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,090 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    247 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southern New Hampshire University is white female (1,767 degrees awarded). There were 1.62 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,090 degrees).

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Operations

Southern New Hampshire University has an endowment valued at nearly $21.8M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-1.24M (-5.69%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Southern New Hampshire University had a total expenditure of $388M. Of that $388M, they spent $150M on salaries and $388M on benefits.

Southern New Hampshire University employs 57 Assistant professors, 48 Associate professors, and 35 Professors. Most academics at Southern New Hampshire University are Female Assistant professors (33), Male Associate professors(30), and Male Assistant professors (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern New Hampshire University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 1378 employees, Management, with 550 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 165 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$21.8M

2015 Endowment

10.1%

growth from 2014

Southern New Hampshire University has an endowment valued at about $21.8M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Southern New Hampshire University grew 10.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.05M lower 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. $1.5M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Southern New Hampshire University received $1.5M 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

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$150M

Salary Expenditure

$388M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Southern New Hampshire University had a total expenditure of $388M. Of that $388M, they spent $150M on salaries and $388M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Southern New Hampshire University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$150M

2015 Salaries

42.3%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Southern New Hampshire University paid a median of $150M in salaries, which represents 38.7% of their overall expenditure ($388M) and a 42.3% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 45.7% growth from 2013 and a 27.9% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.94M

Instructional Salaries

128

Number of Employees

In 2015, Southern New Hampshire University paid a total of $9.94M to 128 employees working as instructors, which represents 6.62% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

57 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

1378 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southern New Hampshire University were Assistant professor with 57 employees; Associate professor with 48 employees; and Associate professor with 35 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern New Hampshire University were Office and Administrative Support with 1,378 employees; Management with 550 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 165 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southern New Hampshire University was Female Assistant professor with 33 employees, Male Associate professor with 30 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 24 employees.

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

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