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Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with more than 3,000 on campus students, over 90,000 online students and an alumni network of over 84,000, making it one of the fastest growing universities in the nation. Since its founding in 1932, the University has transformed from a school of accounting and secretarial science into an institution offering over 200 programs, from certificates to doctoral level degrees including business, education, liberal arts, social sciences and STEM. By reinventing higher education to fit the needs of today’s students and workforce, SNHU ensures that students are keeping pace with new technologies and professional requirements. SNHU provides unparalleled support and service to help students achieve their dreams and transform their lives and the lives of those around them. SNHU is proud to offer you an exceptional student experience with nationally recognized academic programs. Here are just a few of our accolades:

  • Named 2017 Most Innovative University in the North and one of the nation’s “Best Regional Universities” by U.S. 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 10 years in a row
  • 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 is proud to provide affordable, accessible education that students can pursue on our 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH or over our innovative online platform.

University Mission

Southern New Hampshire University transforms the lives of learners. Our success is defined by our learners’ success. 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 each and every learner.

Leadership & History

Southern New Hampshire University, founded in 1932 as the New Hampshire School of Accounting and Secretarial Science, has evolved into one of the fastest growing and most dynamic private, nonprofit universities in the nation. Learn more about our humble beginnings and the innovative leaders.

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