Quick Facts

Facts and Figures

Franklin Pierce University is an accredited private university in the Monadnock region of New Hampshire that achieves outstanding student success through the integration of liberal arts and professional programs. The University consists of the 1200-acre residential College at Rindge, the College of Business, and the College of Graduate & Professional Studies with online classes and locations throughout New Hampshire and in Goodyear, Arizona. Degrees are offered through the doctoral level. Franklin Pierce is a NCAA Division II institution, with 26 varsity athletic teams for men and women, and over 40 intramural programs/activities.
Franklin Pierce combines academic excellence and experiential learning to provide students with an education that fosters intellectual curiosity, professional discipline and civic engagement. Our community of educators and learners empowers each student to discover and fulfill their unique potential, so that they enter the professional world as confident and knowledgeable leaders.   


November 14, 1962


University Mission and Vision


Accreditation Information


First Female and Alumna President

Student-to-Faculty Ratio  
The 1,200 acre Rindge Campus sits in between Mount Monadnock and Pearly Pond. 
5 Locations
College at Rindge and 4 locations for Graduate and Professional Studies.
of the Class of 2014 are working in professional positions or attending graduate school*
100%of students accepted to the  College at Rindge (2017-2018) will receive financial aid.  
$39,490 Average student fiancial aid package for the 2015-2016 academic year.
$28 Million awarded in institutional scholarships and grants each year to qualified students.
Average Franklin Pierce University Scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Athletic Affiliation: NCAA Division II
Team Name: Ravens
Colors: Crimson & Gray

NCAA Championship Appearances.  
NCAA Division II National Championships.
Conference Championships.
Athletes named National Player of the Year.

Traditional Undergraduate
Tuition & Fees

Graduate, Professional, Online
Tuition & Fees
Best online MBA
Best Online 4-Year School in New Hampshire for 2015-2016 by AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org
Ranked Top 5 in NH
Nationally listed in 2011, 2012, 2013 by Forbes magazine's ranking of "America's Top Colleges." 
GoGrad award
Top online MBA programs
Top, not-for-profit, online MBA programs for 2015-2016 by GoGrad.org 
More Accolades
Traditional Undergraduate Undergraduate Professional Adults Graduate
1,400 320 320
56% female 44% male (2015) 62% female 38% male 77% female 22% male
Diversity %
Asian 1%
Black or African American 4%
Hispanic/Latino 5%
Non-Resident Alien 2%
Two or more races 2%
Unknown 13%
White 74%

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Retention & Graduation Rates
1st to 2nd year Fall 2016 4-Year % Entry Fall 2012
62% 44%

Rindge, NH:  Close to major urban and metropolitan areas.

City Name Population Distance from Rindge
Keene, NH     22,420  30 min
Fitchburg, MA 42,161 35 min
Nashua, NH 87,735 60 min
Lowell, MA 104,400 60 min
Manchester, NH 109,395 60 min
Worcester, MA 182,421 75 min
Boston, MA 645,169 90 min

Franklin Pierce University is a member of the Association for Continuing Higher Education and the National University Continuing Higher Education Association. These organizations seek to advance the goals of adults in higher education.  The University holds membership in the following organizations:

*Percentage based upon student survey of 2014 graduates

Information regarding accreditation is located on the Accreditation Page.