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- More than 32.5 percent of New Hampshire’s population over age 25 has a bachelor’s degree or higher, and nearly 18 percent have taken some college courses. In a state with 26 colleges, pursuing an advanced education is easy, and is encouraged by most of the state’s employers.
- The state’s leading educational institution is the University of New Hampshire, with its main campus located in Durham, just six miles from Dover. Founded in 1866, UNH is one of the first land-grant colleges in the nation, and one of only eight universities in the United States to hold land, sea, and space-grant charters.
- UNH is comprised of six colleges and schools: the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences; the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, which includes the Thompson School of Applied Science, the College of Health and Human Services, the College of Liberal Arts, UNH Manchester, and the Whittemore School of Business and Economics. UNH serves more than 11,300 undergraduate, and 2,400 graduate students in 100 undergraduate and 70 graduate programs of study.
- A comprehensive research university, UNH received more than $117 million in grants in 2007.
- UNH has long been recognized as a leader in engineering, business, marine science, physical science, climate change, and other fields. Faculty and students from UNH have worked with NASA on space programs and technology.
- The University is in the forefront of developing nationwide university best practices to address climate change. Through its EcoLine project, UNH will be the first university in the United States to use renewable landfill gas as its primary energy source, significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. UNH has also developed the first University greenhouse gas inventory tool, which is now used by 300 universities, and established the first endowed University-wide program to integrate sustainability principles into University curriculum, operation, research, and engagement.
- Esteemed Dartmouth College, founded in 1769, is located in the northern part of the state.
- Dartmouth is the nation’s ninth oldest college and the last institution of higher learning created under Colonial rule.
- Dartmouth is one of the country’s most prestigious colleges. An Ivy League institution, it enrolls approximately 4,300 undergraduates in the liberal arts, and 1,200 graduate students. Students flock from around the nation and around the world to take advantage of its offerings. Dartmouth offers 16 graduate programs in the arts; is home to the nation’s fourth oldest medical school, the Dartmouth Medical School, founded in 1797; the nation’s first professional school of engineering, the Thayer School of Engineering, founded in 1867; and the first graduate school of management in the world–the Tuck School of Business, founded in 1900.