President Paul J. LeBlanc

President Paul J. LeBlanc

Dear Friend,

Welcome to Southern New Hampshire University, one of the fastest growing and most dynamic private, nonprofit universities in the country.

Consider just some of the items that make this such an exciting campus:

  • SNHU is the largest university in the state of NH and the largest nonprofit provider of online education in New England
  • Fast Company magazine named us to its 2012 “World’s Most Innovative Companies List” (the only university so honored and we are not even a company)
  • We were the first carbon neutral campus in the state and one of the few in the country and have won two EPA awards for our alternative energy use
  • We have received the special Carnegie Community Engagement Classification for our service learning and community volunteer efforts
  • We have been re-inventing our campus with an average of one new building a year including a gorgeous new dining hall, a state of the art academic building, new dorms, and soon a new Learning Commons/Library and 300-bed dormitory.

More important are our academic programs. We offer a wide range of majors across all degree levels (including our brand new Ed.D program in Educational Leadership) and in a wide variety of formats including traditionally delivered face-to-face instruction on a regular semester schedule, 9 and 10-week options and online, our nationally known three-year bachelor’s degree, the low cost SNHU Advantage Program, and College Unbound, our experiential learning program.

We also serve every kind of student. We have traditional-age undergraduates who come to us right of high school (usually studying on our main campus), graduate students in evening and online programs, working adults juggling family and work and education, more veterans than any NH institution and deployed military students as well, and the largest population of international students in the state representing 60 countries.

Innovation and growth have allowed us to keep our tuition costs low and to provide more aid to deserving students. We remain the most affordable private university in the state, one of the most affordable online, and with aid we are often more affordable than public institutions. Having moved into the first tier among regional universities in the US News & World Report, we combine quality with low cost for a degree of which you can be proud.

Most importantly, we remain committed to providing a high level of personal attention to our students. You won’t find large lecture halls with scores and even hundreds of students listening to lectures from a distant stage. Our online courses have small enrollments to ensure individual attention and every student is assigned an advisor who remains with him or her throughout the program. Our administrative services are designed to respond quickly and let students focus on the important things: learning, advancing, and changing their lives.

I am proud to lead a tremendously talented community of faculty and staff who live for our students.

Dr. Paul LeBlanc