Southern New Hampshire Unveristy

Manchester, New Hampshire

About SNHU

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is a nonprofit, regionally accredited, private university with an 80-year history of educating successful professionals. SNHU has a total enrollment of over 70,000 students in more than 200 transfer-friendly undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs, available fully online, at our main campus in Manchester, NH, and at our five regional centers in New Hampshire and Maine.

For more than twenty years, SNHU has been a leader in online education, helping students reach their goals, no matter where they are or what they’re doing. SNHU takes pride in providing a flexible and affordable high-quality educational experience. Student success is our main priority. Dedicated academic and career advisors are here to assist students every step of the way.

Online undergraduate classes are offered in 6, 9 week terms. There is no application fee for undergraduate online programs and SNHU will even collect and pay for prior learning transcripts.

Online graduate degrees can be completed in as few as 15 months. Classes offered in five, 10 week terms. No GMAT or GRE required for admission.

SNHU is regularly recognized with “Best of Business,” “Best Buy,” and “Most Innovative” awards for online degree programs, and consistently ranked as a top military friendly school.

Fully Accredited

SNHU’s affordable academic programs meet the needs of today’s students while ensuring educational quality and real-world applicability. SNHU’s programs are accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

In addition to regional accreditation, certain SNHU undergraduate and graduate programs also carry specialized programmatic accreditations:

  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • New Hampshire State Department of Education for Teacher Certification
  • National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM)

General Information

Institutional Control

Private, Non-Profit

Year Founded:


Academic Calendar

July to June


  • US News has named SNHU a Tier 1 University
  • SNHU received the New Hampshire Business Review Best of Business Awards for Best Online Degree and Best M.B.A.
  • The business program has received Get’s Best Buy Award
  • GI Jobs Magazine named SNHU as a Military Friendly School

At Southern New Hampshire University, we offer more than 200 career-focused online college degrees and certificates and one of the lowest tuition rates in the nation. Our affordable undergraduate and graduate online degree programs are designed to meet your needs as a busy adult learner. With 24/7 online access, you can complete your coursework when it’s most convenient for you.

Online Graduate programs include:

  • Accounting
  • Athletic Administration
  • Communication
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Analytics
  • Database Design
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Emergency Management
  • English & Creative Writing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination
  • Health Informatics
  • HealthCare Administration
  • History
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Technology Management
  • Internet Marketing
  • Justice Studies
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Music Business
  • Nursing
  • Operations and Project Management
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Political Science
  • Project Management
  • Psychology
  • Quantitive Analysis
  • Six Sigma
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Sport Management
  • Sustainability and Environmental Compliance
  • Web Design
  • Workplace Conflict Management

Online Undergraduate programs include:

  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Business Administration
  • Business Studies
  • Communications
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • English Language & Literature
  • Data Analytics
  • Environmental Science
  • Fashion Merchandising & Management
  • Finance
  • Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination
  • Game Programming & Development
  • Geosciences
  • General Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Information Management
  • HealthCare Administration
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • Human Services
  • Information Technologies
  • Mathematics
  • Marketing
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Political Science
  • Public Health
  • Retailing
  • Sociology
  • Sport Management
  • Southern New Hampshire University is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC-CIHE), Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
  • Additional program accreditation:
    • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
    • New Hampshire Postsecondary Education Commission
    • New Hampshire State Department of Education for Teacher Certification
    • North American Society for Sport Management