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Pushing the boundaries of higher education

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with over 3,000 on-campus students, over 135,000 online students, making it one of the fastest growing universities in the country. Since its founding in 1932, the University has transformed from an accounting and secretarial school into an institution offering more than 200 programs, from certificates to doctoral degrees, including business, education, liberal arts , social sciences and STEM. By reinventing higher education to meet the needs of today’s students and workforce, SNHU ensures that students keep pace with new technologies and professional demands. SNHU provides unparalleled support and service to help students realize their dreams and transform their lives and those around them. SNHU prides itself on providing you with an exceptional student experience with nationally recognized academic programs. Here are some of our awards:

  • Named 2020 Most Innovative University in the North and one of the nation’s “Top Regional Universities” by US News & World Report.
  • Awarded the 21st Century Distance Learning Award for Excellence in Online Technology by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
  • Named “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education every year since its inception
  • One of Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies (2012)

Whether you’re international, in the military, or looking for a traditional college experience, SNHU prides itself on providing an affordable and accessible education that students can pursue on our 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH or on our online platform. innovative line.

University mission

Southern New Hampshire University transforms the lives of learners. Our success is defined by the success of our learners. By relentlessly challenging the status quo and providing the best support in higher education, Southern New Hampshire University expands access to education by creating high-quality, affordable, and innovative pathways to meet the unique needs of every learner.

Progress with a goal

Our mission has always driven us to focus on the future. So we’re committed to opening up pathways to education that don’t yet exist, so that we can help solve the problems that do exist. From reinventing college for working adults in 1932, to bringing learning online in 1995, to creating groundbreaking skills-based education programs in 2013, our story is a story of ‘innovation.

Today, we continue to be recognized as an agent of change in higher education, developing personalized workforce learning solutions, community-based learning for the next generation of learners, and exploring radical new ways to make high quality education more affordable, accessible and achievable. . For all learners, at home and around the world.

  • A $1 million grant from to explore soft skills assessments for youth in need
  • Recognition as a 2017 Digital Learning Innovator by the Online Learning Consortium
  • A “First in the World” grant from the US Department of Education for the groundbreaking launch of College for America in 2013

Everything is done with the aim of serving and supporting learners. So we can help them prepare to create a lasting and positive impact on an ever-changing world.

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