facts & Stats

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.

Founded
November 14, 1962

History

University Mission
and Vision

Mission

Accreditation
Information

Accreditation

First Female and
Alumna President

Leadership

Background

13:1

student-to-faculty ratio

1,200

acres on Rindge Campus, which sits between
Mount Monadnock and Pearly Pond

4

locations to meet your needs: our campus at Rindge,
and 3 centers for Graduate and Professional Studies

79%

of the Class of 2019 are working in professional
positions or attending graduate school

Financial

100%

of students accepted to the Rindge campus
will receive aid for fall 2021

March 1

preferred FAFSA receipt

$30M

of Franklin Pierce University funds will be awarded
to students for the 2021-22 academic year

$39K

is the average Franklin Pierce University Scholarship
for Fall 2021 incoming students

Athletics

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

104

NCAA championship appearances

7

NCAA Division II national championships

46

conference championships

10

athletes named National Player of the Year

ACCOLADES & AWARDS


More Accolades

Enrollment

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

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

MEMBERSHIPS

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:

  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • American Council of Education
  • American Library Association
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • Council on Undergraduate Research
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • New Hampshire College and University Council


*Percentage based upon student survey of 2016 graduates

Information regarding accreditation is located on the Accreditation Page.