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.


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. 
4 Locations
College at Rindge and 3 locations for Graduate and Professional Studies.
of the Class of 2019 are working in professional positions or attending graduate school*
100%of students accepted to the Rindge campus will receive aid for fall 2021.  
$39,490preferred FAFSA receipt no later than March 1.
Over $30 Millionof Franklin Pierce University funds will be awarded to students for the 2021-22 academic year.
Over $26,000
Average Franklin Pierce University Scholarship for Fall 2021 incoming students

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
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 
More Accolades
Traditional Undergraduate Online Undergraduate Graduate
1,282 168 499
53% Female  |  47% Male (Fall 2020) 73% Female  |  27% Male (Fall 2020) 62% Female  |  38% Male (Fall 2020)
Diversity - Rindge Students %
Asian 3%
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%
Non-Resident Alien 2%
Two or more races 2%
Unknown 5%
White 73%

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.  

Retention & Graduation Rates
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.