Keene State College

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General Information

Admission Office

229 Main Street

Keene, NH 03435-2604

(603) 358-2276

(800) 572-1909

Fax: (603) 358-2767

Contact: Margaret Richmond

Director of Admissions
Main Address

229 Main Street

Keene, NH 03435

(603) 352-1909

Total undergrads: 5,147

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,298

Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,866

Graduate enrollment: 124


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: $40
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 72%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 80%

College Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Acting B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Dance B
Directing/Theatrical Production B
Film Production/Cinematography B
Film Studies B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Music – General Performance B
Music History/Literature B
Music Theory/Composition B
Music technology B
Theater Design/Stagecraft B
Theater Literature/History/Criticism B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business Administration/Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer mathematics B
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,B


Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Computer Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
French Teacher Education B
Geography Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special Education B
Technology/Industrial Arts Education B

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology B
Occupational Safety A,B
Technology studies A,B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Medical Dietetics B
Substance Abuse Counseling A,B


American History (U.S.) B
European History B
History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A


Math physics B
Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B
Individualized B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Chemistry physics B
Geology B
Physical Sciences – General B


Clinical Psychology B
Developmental/Child Psychology B
Experimental Psychology B
Psychology – General B
Social Psychology B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Geography B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Keene State College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (603) 352-1909
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 229 Main Street, Keene, NH 03435-1506
Setting: Town: Distant
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 3,502
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 62%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 3,383 (97% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $14,568
Out-of-state Tuition: $23,756
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 97%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $8,395

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Keene State College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Keene State College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 4
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 3154
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 31
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 6
History 3
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Mathematics and Statistics 2
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 2
Physical Sciences 3
Psychology 2
Social Sciences 6
Visual and Performing Arts 15
Grand total 3755

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Keene State College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $14,568
Out-of-state $23,756
Books and supplies $900

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $11,772
Out-of-state $12,672

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 921 97%
Grant or scholarship aid 904 95% $8,395
Student loan aid 703 74% $10,668

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,954 85% $8,943
Federal student loans 2,449 70% $6,392

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Keene State College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Keene State College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 4,978 1,993 2,985
Percent admitted 100% 86% 90%
Percent admitted who enrolled 17% 19% 16%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Keene State College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 3,502
Undergraduate enrollment 3,378
Graduate enrollment 124

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Keene State College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

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