Franklin Pierce University is an accredited private university in New Hampshire that achieves outstanding student success through the integration of liberal arts and professional programs. The University includes a 1200-acre residential campus in Rindge, NH, as well as centers in Manchester, and Lebanon NH and Goodyear, AZ. Students in the College of Business, the College of Health & Natural Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences earn degrees through the doctoral level in classroom-based and online programs. Franklin Pierce is a NCAA Division II institution, with 24 varsity athletic teams for men and women.
Drawing on our strong foundation in liberal education, we offer highly personalized, financially accessible academic programs that develop essential professional skills, promote close community connections, and help students realize their potential to become engaged and qualified leaders.
Athletic Affiliation: NCAA Division II
Team Name: Ravens
Colors: Crimson & Gray
|Traditional Undergraduate||Online Undergraduate||Graduate|
|53% Female | 47% Male (Fall 2020)||73% Female | 27% Male (Fall 2020)||62% Female | 38% Male (Fall 2020)|
|Diversity - Rindge Students||%|
|Black or African American||6%|
|Hispanics of any race||8%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.5%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0.5%|
|Two or more races||2%|
The University and College Accountability network (U-CAN) was designed by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities to give prospective students and their families concise, web-based consumer-friendly information on individual colleges and universities. Visit the UCAN website. Data about costs, types of students enrolled, graduation and retention rates are collected by The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education. Visit the College Navigator by the NCES.
|RINDGE FIRST-TIME FULL-TIME FRESHMAN RETENTION||RINDGE FIRST-TIME FULL-TIME FRESHMAN GRADUATION|
|1st to 2nd year Fall 2020||4-Year % Entry Fall 2014|
|73%||48% (Fall 2016)|
Rindge, NH: Close to major urban and metropolitan areas.
|City Name||Population||Distance from Rindge|
|Keene, NH||22,949||30 min|
|Fitchburg, MA||40,793||35 min|
|Nashua, NH||88,341||60 min|
|Lowell, MA||111,346||60 min|
|Manchester, NH||111,196||60 min|
|Worcester, MA||185,677||75 min|
|Boston, MA||685,094||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 following are some of the organizations in which the University holds membership:
*Percentage based upon student survey of 2016 graduates
Information regarding accreditation is located on the Accreditation Page.