10 Best Colleges For Jobs In New Hampshire For 2019

by 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. University of New Hampshire-School of Law
  3. University of New Hampshire-Main Campus
  4. University of New Hampshire at Manchester
  5. Plymouth State University
  6. Franklin Pierce University
  7. Keene State College
  8. New England College
  9. Dartmouth College
  10. Rivier 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.’

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In New Hampshire

Rank College Employed
1 Saint Anselm College 95.21%
2 University of New Hampshire-School of Law 93.28%
3 University of New Hampshire-Main Campus 93.28%
4 University of New Hampshire at Manchester 93.28%
5 Plymouth State University 92.99%
6 Franklin Pierce University 92.26%
7 Keene State College 92.15%
8 New England College 91.21%
9 Dartmouth College 90.51%
10 Rivier University 89.54%
11 Southern New Hampshire University 89.38%
12 Granite State College 83.67%
13 Antioch University-New England 82.67%
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