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There is something about getting hands-on with your learning that really makes it meaningful and memorable.

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Why Choose KSC

This is what Keene State has to offer:

  • A four-year residential college focused on you, the undergraduate.
  • A school large enough to give you room to fly; small enough so you can’t disappear.
  • A liberal arts education that prepares you for life: your next move, and how to get there.
  • A good value. You spend four years here, committed to learning. We equip you for the next 40.

Majors & Degrees

Keene State by the numbers

Areas of Study

Whatever you plan for your future, Keene State can give you the knowledge and skills to put you on the path to success. Whether you see yourself as an artist, a teacher, a nurse, a scientist, a physical trainer, a business leader, a designer for high-tech manufacturing – let your imagination be your guide – we offer over 40 areas of study to get you where you want to go. More about Majors & Degrees

Check out our list of programs – plenty of wise choices await.

Can’t decide?

If you want to graduate in four years, you will need to commit to a major as soon as possible. During your first academic year, while you explore the curriculum, make friends with an advisor in the Academic and Career Center in Elliot Hall.


Keene State by the numbers

Ryan Milewski, a sustainable product design and innovation major, gained marketable skills in his internship at Whelen Engineering Co. – hear more about his experience in his video below.

College is not cheap, but we firmly believe we provide an exceptional value.

2017-18 ChargesResident of NHOut-of-State
Tuition (full-time)$11,188$19,934
Room (multiple)$7,158$7,158
Board (platinum plan)$3,578$3,578
Mandatory Fees$2,680$2,680

Tuition and Fee rates are approved by the University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees and are subject to change at any time.

Please note: Pre-licensure nursing students pay a $500 tuition differential in each of their four clinical semesters.

Financial Aid

The Granite Guarantee at Keene State – Our Pledge to You

The Granite Guarantee is a financial aid program that makes college possible for qualified first-year New Hampshire students by covering the cost of tuition for four years. This program defines our commitment to providing access to a quality four-year degree at Keene State College.

Learn more

More than 90 percent of our students receive financial assistance.

Providing students with workable packages of merit scholarships and grants, loans, and campus jobs is the highest priority of our Financial Aid office. In order to demonstrate financial need, required forms, especially the FAFSA, must be filed on time.

What is a financial aid package?

No two students are alike, but if you are admitted and qualify for financial aid, you will be awarded a package: some combination of scholarships (which do not have to be paid back), loans (which do), and work on campus (which, believe it or not, can be fun, and even educational).

More about Financial Aid

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Admitted Student Day!

You’re In! Imagine yourself here. Register now for one of our Admitted Student Days.

  • Visit our first year residence halls and mingle with students
  • Enjoy lunch in our Dining Commons
  • Meet our faculty during our “Major” Fair
  • Browse the Owl Information Fair to learn more about Student Activities and Support Services
  • Hang out with us from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – you’ll be glad you did!
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Admitted Students

Congratulations on being admitted to Keene State College!

What’s next?

New Student Orientation

What’s Orientation? It’s a way to get acquainted. With your roommate, with the campus, with your class.

How to Apply

Keene State College

There is a lot to experience at Keene State College.

Students and faculty share why we are Keene State.

As you’re reading this, we’re reading applications for the Spring and Fall 2018 semesters.

Now is the best time to apply to Keene State! The sooner we receive your application and all supporting documents, the sooner you’ll get a decision, which allows you to narrow down your college choices and begin the financial aid process earlier.

More about How to Apply

Adult Students

Angela Stebbins

Many adult students are starting college for the first time or looking for ways to balance a number of personal or professional commitments. More about Adult Students

Veteran Students

Sean Sullivan

Keene State values our veterans and offers the resources to help make your experience at Keene State one that exceeds your expectations. More about Veteran Students

Transfer Students

Eric Sansone

A transfer student is any applicant who has ever applied to and been enrolled at any post-secondary college or university. Even if you took only one course or did not complete a semester. More about Transfer Students

Part-Time Students

E. Kyrousis

Thinking about starting or completing a degree? We know your experience and your goals may be different. More about Part-Time Students

Continuing Education

Morgan Mitchell, Journalism major

Continuing Education offers courses year-round for professional development, students wanting to earn credits in the summer, or to satisfy your curiosity. More about Continuing Education

Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies: Education classroom

In-person, Hands-on Advanced Degrees and Certificates in Education and Safety & Occupational Health. More about Graduate Studies

High School Counselor Connection

Fiske Quad

We believe that it is important for our counselors to form relationships with school guidance counselors and students. Learn more about Keene State College, our counselors and travel schedule. More about High School Counselor Connection

Contact Admissions

Admissions Office
229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435