About SNHU


Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with more than 3,000 on-campus students and 30,000 online students, making us one of the fastest-growing universities in the country. Founded in 1932, we’ve been relentlessly reinventing higher education ever since and have gained national recognition for our dedication to helping students transform their lives and the lives of those around them.

We’re proud to provide affordable, accessible education that students can pursue online, on our 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH, or at our regional centers in Manchester, Portsmouth, Nashua and Salem, NH, and Brunswick, Maine. We offer more than 200 online degree programs in today’s most in-demand career sectors, including business, education, health care, IT and marketing, plus more than 50 specialized MBAs.

As a SNHU student, you’ll get the support you need to see yourself succeed, including:

  • Admission counselors to help you choose the degree that best supports your goals
  • Your own dedicated academic advisor to provide the guidance and encouragement you need for academic success
  • Career advisors, webinars, internships and more to prepare you to enter or advance in the workforce
  • Faculty with real-world expertise in the fields they teach
  • World-class student services on campus and online, including an online bookstore, online library, tutoring and 24/7 tech support

We’ve also earned GetEducated.com Best Buy and Best of Business – Best Online Degree awards and are consistently ranked as a Military Friendly School by G.I Jobs.

Take the first step toward transforming your life today.

Contact us to learn more about our on-campus and online programs.

Our Mission:

Southern New Hampshire University educates intellectually and culturally enriched individuals to be successful in their careers and contribute to their communities. SNHU’s educational philosophy challenges students’ intellectual potential and prepares them for professional lives in an ever-changing and increasingly interconnected world. It provides a supportive and close-knit learning community, delivering engaging instruction in a flexible variety of formats. Students develop the knowledge to understand a complex world, the skills to act effectively within that world and the wisdom to make good choices. They do so within a community of teachers, staff and peers that is encouraged to add its scholarly, creative and pedagogical contributions to the larger social good.