Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with more than 3,000 on-campus students and 30,000 online students, making us one of the fastest-growing universities in the country. Founded in 1932, we’ve been relentlessly reinventing higher education ever since and have gained national recognition for our dedication to helping students transform their lives and the lives of those around them.
We’re proud to provide affordable, accessible education that students can pursue online, on our 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH, or at our regional centers in Manchester, Portsmouth, Nashua and Salem, NH, and Brunswick, Maine. We offer more than 200 online degree programs in today’s most in-demand career sectors, including business, education, health care, IT and marketing, plus more than 50 specialized MBAs.
As a SNHU student, you’ll get the support you need to see yourself succeed, including:
- Admission counselors to help you choose the degree that best supports your goals
- Your own dedicated academic advisor to provide the guidance and encouragement you need for academic success
- Career advisors, webinars, internships and more to prepare you to enter or advance in the workforce
- Faculty with real-world expertise in the fields they teach
- World-class student services on campus and online, including an online bookstore, online library, tutoring and 24/7 tech support
We’ve also earned GetEducated.com Best Buy and Best of Business – Best Online Degree awards and are consistently ranked as a Military Friendly School by G.I Jobs.
Southern New Hampshire University educates intellectually and culturally enriched individuals to be successful in their careers and contribute to their communities. SNHU’s educational philosophy challenges students’ intellectual potential and prepares them for professional lives in an ever-changing and increasingly interconnected world. It provides a supportive and close-knit learning community, delivering engaging instruction in a flexible variety of formats. Students develop the knowledge to understand a complex world, the skills to act effectively within that world and the wisdom to make good choices. They do so within a community of teachers, staff and peers that is encouraged to add its scholarly, creative and pedagogical contributions to the larger social good.
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New England Association of Schools and Colleges Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., (NEASC) through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE).All programs offered by SNHU are encompassed by this regional accreditation.
In addition to regional accreditation, certain SNHU undergraduate and graduate programs also carry specialized programmatic accreditations.
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
Undergraduate and graduate business programs offered by Southern New Hampshire University are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration
SNHU's Bachelor of Science (BS) in Hospitality Administration is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration.
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
The Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing programs at Southern New Hampshire University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
New Hampshire State Department of Education for Teacher Certification
SNHU's undergraduate and graduate education degrees are approved by the New Hampshire State Department of Education for Teacher Certification.
National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM)
SNHU's undergraduate and graduate Sport Management programs have been approved jointly by NASPE and NASSM, specialized sport accreditation.