These Are The 10 Best Colleges For Jobs In New Hampshire For 2019

Chris Kolmar
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One of the biggest things that incoming college freshmen consider when they’re thinking about what school to attend is the likelihood that a school will improve their job prospects.

Jobs are hard to come by nowadays, after all, and the everyday expenses of living in a country like America aren’t cheap.

Compared to a lot of other states, New Hampshire has some unique advantages as far as attending college here goes. There are impressive research universities, quality state schools, and the ability to study majors that will prepare you well for the job market.

All that made us curious — with so many good colleges to attend in NH, which ones, in particular, were most likely to help their graduates land a job? Using data from IPEDS as well as College Scorecard as a baseline, we created this list of some of the best colleges for jobs in New Hampshire.

The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a look at the top ten best colleges for jobs in New Hampshire:

  1. Saint Anselm College
  2. Colby-Sawyer College
  3. Keene State College
  4. Plymouth State University
  5. University of New Hampshire-Main Campus
  6. University of New Hampshire at Manchester
  7. Franklin Pierce University
  8. Rivier University
  9. Dartmouth College
  10. Southern New Hampshire University

If you go to one of these schools, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.

But for the rest of you — keep reading and we’ll get to just why these schools have some of the best programs the state of New Hampshire has to offer.

How We Determined The Best Schools In New Hampshire For Jobs

Using the College Scorecard Data, we searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students have graduated.

We limited the analysis to the 13 public and non-profit, four year institutions colleges in New Hampshire that offer at least a bachelors degree.

Then, we ranked each college from best to worst on the percentage of graduates with jobs. For the purposes of readability, each school’s rating was then rounded down to the last two decimal places.

The school with the highest percentage of grads with jobs, Saint Anselm College, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in New Hampshire.’

1. Saint Anselm College

Saint Anselm College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Manchester
Employed: 94.97%

2. Colby-Sawyer College

Colby-Sawyer College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: New London
Employed: 94.05%

3. Keene State College

Keene State College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Keene
Employed: 93.6%

4. Plymouth State University

Plymouth State University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Plymouth
Employed: 93.03%

5. University of New Hampshire-Main Campus

University of New Hampshire-Main Campus

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Durham
Employed: 93.01%

6. University of New Hampshire at Manchester

University of New Hampshire at Manchester

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Manchester
Employed: 93.01%

7. Franklin Pierce University

Franklin Pierce University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Rindge
Employed: 91.37%

8. Rivier University

Rivier University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Nashua
Employed: 90.58%

9. Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Hanover
Employed: 90.12%

10. Southern New Hampshire University

Southern New Hampshire University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Manchester
Employed: 89.85%

There You Have It — The Best Colleges For Jobs In New Hampshire

If you’re looking to have a career after college, you should consider applying to any one of the universities and colleges on this list. They have some of the highest rates of employment for not only New Hampshire, but the entire country.

Here’s a look at the full list of colleges in New Hampshire by their employment rates 10 years after college.

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In New Hampshire

Rank College Employed
1 Saint Anselm College 94.97%
2 Colby-Sawyer College 94.05%
3 Keene State College 93.6%
4 Plymouth State University 93.03%
5 University of New Hampshire-Main Campus 93.01%
6 University of New Hampshire at Manchester 93.01%
7 Franklin Pierce University 91.37%
8 Rivier University 90.58%
9 Dartmouth College 90.12%
10 Southern New Hampshire University 89.85%
11 New England College 88.09%
12 Granite State College 83.39%
13 Antioch University-New England 82.11%