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Tuition Rates

Estimated Undergraduate Costs

2020-21 ChargesResident of NHOut-of-State
Tuition (full-time)$11,754$21,895
Room (average)$9,078$9,078
Board (Hootie’s Choice Plus)$4,118$4,118
Mandatory Fees$2,884$2,884

*Pending approval by University System Board of Trustees.
Tuition and Fee rates are approved by the University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees and are subject to change at any time. New Hampshire state funding helps to support the cost of an in-state education at Keene State College and other public higher education institutions. For this reason, the cost of in-state tuition at Keene State is lower than that of out-of-state tuition.

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

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About Keene State

Keene State was founded in 1909 as Keene Normal School, dedicated to training teachers. It joined the University System of New Hampshire in 1963 as Keene State College, the public liberal arts college of New Hampshire.

Location: On Main Street in Keene, N.H., the largest town (pop. 23,000) in southwestern New Hampshire. The College is only a few minutes’ walk to Keene’s lively downtown. It’s an easy drive from Keene to Boston or to the beautiful White Mountains of northern New Hampshire and the Green Mountains of neighboring Vermont.

Campus: 170 landscaped acres, with more than 60 buildings, including award-winning residence halls, new Zorn Dining Commons, Media Arts Center, David F. Putnam Science Center, and the popular L.P. Young Student Center. The New Hampshire Sunday News called our campus “a showplace of higher education.” If you come to school here, you’ll call it home.

Students: about 3,500 undergraduates. The incoming freshmen class in 2019 was about 840. 58 percent female; 42 percent, male. Nearly all of them will live on campus. One hundred percent will be transformed in some way by their college experiences.

Graduation Rate by Cohort:

Entering Year Headcount % Graduate within 4 years % Graduate within 5 years % Graduate within 6 years
2013 1254 55.2% 61.9% 62.7
2014 1266 53.1% 58.7%
2015 918 54%

Note: Graduation rates are calculated based on all full-time, first-time, bachelor degree seeking students entering in fall of a given year.

Academics: 40 areas of study, covering the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, and professional studies, plus interdisciplinary programs and individualized majors.

Beyond the classroom: Varsity sports (Division III), club and intramural sports, 100 clubs and organizations, Greek life, Alternate Spring Break, community service, Habitat for Humanity, student newspaper, KSC-TV, WKNH-FM, jam sessions, internships, student government – in short, no lack of things to do!

Go global: The Global Education Office, affectionately known as GEO, is the campus hub for academic studyaway experiences and international student support. Fulltime students are eligible for study-away programs after completing 15 credits of work at Keene State (about one semester). Details at

How to visit: Sign up Tour guides are all current students and you can ask them anything. Well, just about anything.

How to apply: Whether you’re a first-year college student, or you are transferring to Keene State, we’re here to help make each step of becoming an Owl as easy as possible. See for instructions.

Financial aid deadline: Submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid, available online at after January 1 and no later than March 1. This allows consideration for all forms of financial aid. Do not wait until you are admitted to begin the financial aid process. The KSC Title IV Code is 002590. See for more information.

Contact Admissions

Admissions Office
☎ 603-358-2276
229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435