The scenic New England state of New Hampshire is home to numerous colleges and universities, career schools and training academies. The New Hampshire Postsecondary Education Commission provides a wealth of information for prospective students wanting to research schools, including online institutions. The site even posts information warning students about diploma mills and career schools that are not approved and/or not accredited. These illegal, sub par organizations jeopardize the reputation and integrity of qualified online schools and of the students themselves. If you are would like to attend a top online college or university in New Hampshire, double check this website to ensure that the schools you’re interested in are approved by the state.
The New Hampshire Postsecondary Education Commission also provides very helpful information to prospective students concerned about financial aid. Online education can be expensive, and students worried about covering costs in New Hampshire can turn to this site to learn about tuition waivers, the NH Incentive Program, state aid programs, the Granite State Scholars Program, Workforce Incentive Program, and even financial aid fraud. The NHHEAF Network is another great resource for New Hampshire students researching financial aid. This organization makes available financial calculators, information about applying for college, a college search, tips for saving for college, graduate school financial aid, managing loans and more.
Students and graduates who want to continuously monitor the economic well-being of the state of New Hampshire can access news releases and statistics charts which provide overviews of unemployment rates through the New Hampshire ELMB site. Currently, the unemployment rate for New Hampshire is below the national average, which is good news for college graduates. There are just over 1.3 million people in New Hampshire, nearly 29% of whom have at least a bachelor’s degree. This percentage of bachelor’s-degree holding citizens is higher than the national average, so if you want to compete in the job market, getting an undergraduate degree is almost completely necessary. One of the most popular industries in New Hampshire is education. The mean annual salary for this group is $42,840, though postsecondary instructors, as well as librarians and curators can earn higher salaries. The health care practitioner industry, sales and food preparation and serving industries also employ a large part of the population, with each group earning an average salary of $66,580, $34,800 and $20,750, respectively.