Best Colleges in New Hampshire by Salary Potential

If you get a bachelor’s degree, you want it to pay off. Don’t enroll in a university before researching New Hampshire’s best colleges by alumni salary.

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Bachelor's Only
Salary data for alumni who earned a bachelor's degree and did not go on to earn any additional degrees.
All Alumni
Salary data for all alumni who earned a bachelor's degree, including but not limited to those who went on to earn additional degrees from any school.
Rank 
School Name 
School Type
Degree Type 
School Sector
Early Career Pay
 
Median salary for alumni with 0-5 years experience
Mid-Career Pay
 
Median salary for alumni with 10+ years experience
% High Meaning
 
% alumni who say their work makes the world a better place
% STEM Degrees
 
% degrees awarded in science, technology, engineering or math subjects
1Ivy League, Private School, Research University, For Sports FansBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$68,900$137,50044%35%

1Dartmouth College
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$68,900
Mid-Career Pay$137,500
% High Meaning44%
% STEM Degrees35%
2Research University, For Sports Fans, State SchoolBachelorsPublic$52,600$99,60051%22%

2University of New Hampshire-Main Campus
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$52,600
Mid-Career Pay$99,600
% High Meaning51%
% STEM Degrees22%
3Liberal Arts School, Private School, ReligiousBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$54,900$98,80058%10%

3Saint Anselm College
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$54,900
Mid-Career Pay$98,800
% High Meaning58%
% STEM Degrees10%
4Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$43,900$90,20036%24%

4New England College
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$43,900
Mid-Career Pay$90,200
% High Meaning36%
% STEM Degrees24%
5Liberal Arts School, Private School, ReligiousBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$46,100$85,900N/A0%

5Thomas More College of Liberal Arts
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$46,100
Mid-Career Pay$85,900
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees0%
6Liberal Arts School, State SchoolBachelorsPublic$51,400$84,90050%32%

6University of New Hampshire at Manchester
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$51,400
Mid-Career Pay$84,900
% High Meaning50%
% STEM Degrees32%
7Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$47,400$83,00051%3%

7Franklin Pierce University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$47,400
Mid-Career Pay$83,000
% High Meaning51%
% STEM Degrees3%
8Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$46,400$81,80040%7%

8Colby-Sawyer College
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$46,400
Mid-Career Pay$81,800
% High Meaning40%
% STEM Degrees7%
9Private School, ReligiousBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$49,900$80,80060%41%

9Rivier University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$49,900
Mid-Career Pay$80,800
% High Meaning60%
% STEM Degrees41%
10Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$47,400$80,30047%8%

10Southern New Hampshire University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$47,400
Mid-Career Pay$80,300
% High Meaning47%
% STEM Degrees8%
11State SchoolBachelorsPublic$46,100$80,20050%6%

11Plymouth State University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$46,100
Mid-Career Pay$80,200
% High Meaning50%
% STEM Degrees6%
12State SchoolBachelorsPublic$48,100$79,60050%8%

12Keene State College
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$48,100
Mid-Career Pay$79,600
% High Meaning50%
% STEM Degrees8%
13State SchoolBachelorsPublic$43,200$72,60066%3%

13Granite State College
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$43,200
Mid-Career Pay$72,600
% High Meaning66%
% STEM Degrees3%
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There are a small number of colleges and universities in New Hampshire included in PayScale’s College Salary Report list of best universities in New Hampshire.

Among the most notable colleges in New Hampshire are: the University of New Hampshire, Southern New Hampshire University, Dartmouth College, Keene State College, and Plymouth State College.

Prestigious Dartmouth College, located in the quaint town of Hanover, usually provides its graduates with the best median early-career salary of any other New Hampshire school. Many students go on to work in Software, Policy, and even become CEOs.

While some Ivy League schools see big increases in earning power when we include graduates with advanced degrees, Dartmouth sees a modest increase per year in both median early and mid-career salary. Most other schools in New Hampshire see similar small increases when all alumni are included.

Some of the other best four-year colleges by alumni-salary earning potential include: Saint Anselm College, private, and the University of New Hampshire, home of the Wildcats and ideally situated between the state’s mountains and sea coast in beautiful Durham, New Hampshire.

Dartmouth is the most highly recommended college in the state: about 90 percent of alumni indicated that they would recommend the school to others. Dartmouth also has a low student to faculty ratio, with an undergrad enrollment of about 4,500.

Dr. Seuss is just one of the famous alumni to graduate from New Hampshire colleges and universities. Other notables include: Meryl Streep, Robert Frost, and John Irving.


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