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New Hampshire Career Colleges and Universities

Career and Technical Training in New Hampshire

Career Colleges, Technical Schools, and Universities in New Hampshire

Find a college guide to New Hampshire's career schools and colleges, and training programs with a living and learning environment of New England Each program from a New Hampshire Career College, a post-secondary for-profit institution, offers an education with an in-demand career field. The programs are designed to get you work-ready, equipped with the practical knowledge, and the competence needed to obtain a competitive career in New Hampshire.

At career colleges in New Hampshire, you typically don't take general education classes in core subjects such as English and math. Instead, you focus on career-related courses.

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New Hampshire Career-Focused Degree Programs

New Hampshire's economy is driven by fields including manufacturing, health care, and business. New Hampshire colleges, universities and trade/technical schools provide students with academic and career training in multiple degree and certificate programs. Courses are available online, in class or via both ways and can help you to maximize your learning experience.

New Hampshire colleges, career shools and universities: Getting a rock-solid education in the Granite State

New Hampshire, famous for its presidential primary elections, also provides innovative and traditional educational options for students of its colleges, universities and trade schools. Whether you wish to study law, liberal arts, or find career schools ready to train you for the trades, colleges and universities based in New Hampshire include public and private colleges, universities and technical schools that provide degree and certificate programs suited to most careers. These schools include:

  • Seven state university and college campuses
  • Seven community college campuses
  • Two art schools
  • 15 private colleges

A look at the state's public and private offerings

The campus of the University of New Hampshire at Durham is the university system's flagship campus. Two other campuses located in Concord and Durham offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs for more than 100 majors including liberal arts, business administration and communications. Keene and Granite state colleges offer bachelor's and master's degrees; campuses are located in Keene and Concord respectively. Campuses of the New Hampshire Community College System are located in Berlin, Claremont, Concord, Laconia, Manchester, Nashua and Portsmouth. Private universities and colleges in New Hampshire offer students a variety of small to mid-sized campuses offering students opportunities to acquire bachelor's degrees in liberal arts and specialized studies including art. Dartmouth College is an Ivy League college located in Hanover.

Examples of private vocational schools include:

  • Hesser College has campuses in Concord, Manchester, Nashua, Portsmouth and Salem
  • Intercoast College is located in Salem
  • Seacoast Career College is located in Manchester; degree programs include medical and dental assisting, health care claims processing and massage therapy

Students seeking flexible scheduling may be interested in colleges, universities and trade/technical schools offering online degree programs. Taking part in an online program provides flexible scheduling with the potential of studying in multiple locations. Online college degree and certificate programs are perfect for busy professionals and for those wishing to update, enhance or change careers. Courses may be available strictly online, or degree and certificate programs may combine campus-based courses with online studies.

The National Center for Educational Statistics notes that the average annual cost of tuition and fees for public and private four-year colleges and universities in New Hampshire during the academic year 2009-2010 were $5,554 for state residents attending public four-year institutions and $36,681 for out-of-state residents attending public four-year institutions. Students attending private four-year colleges and universities in New Hampshire paid an average of $27,344 in annual tuition and fees for the 2009-2010 academic year.

New Hampshire career schools meet state's career needs

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that as of May 2010 the median annual salary in New Hampshire was $34,470 for all job categories. Major employment sectors for the state include:

  • Education, training and library: 45,480 jobs with a mean annual salary of $45,450
  • Health care practitioners and technicians: 36,850 jobs with an mean annual salary of$72,750
  • Management: 34,170 jobs with a mean annual salary of $104,270
  • Business and finance:27,200 jobs with a mean annual salary of $62,390

Contact representatives from the New Hampshire trade schools, colleges and universities for information about the degree and certificate programs and online and traditional courses that interest you.

Author: Karen Lawson

After working for more than 20 years in mortgage lending and related fields, Karen Lawson completed her BA and MA degrees in English at the University of Nevada. She enjoys writing about higher education and career topics.
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