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.
Athletic Affiliation: NCAA Division II
Team Name: Ravens
Colors: Crimson & Gray
|Traditional Undergraduate||Online Undergraduate||Graduate|
|53% Female | 47% Male (2015)||67% Female | 33% Male||59% Female | 41% Male|
|Diversity - Rindge Students||%|
|Black or African American||8%|
|Hispanics of any race||2%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.5%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0.5%|
|Two or more races||4%|
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 2016||4-Year % Entry Fall 2014|
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.