Money Magazine ranks UNH among 50 Best Public Colleges in the U.S.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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A leading online financial magazine has ranked UNH among the top 50 public universities in the country.

The rankings, based in part on data from the U.S. Department of Education, focused on quality of education, affordability and outcomes. Twenty-four factors were considered in the three areas. See list.

Quality of education was evaluated in part on graduation rates, student-to-faculty ratios and standardized test scores. Also considered were the variety of majors and expectations for students with similar economic and academic backgrounds.

Affordability for low-income students was among the financial considerations as was how much a school awards in grants and scholarships. To determine outcomes, Money Magazine reviewed various earnings-tracking websites such as and College Scorecard, and an analysis by the Brookings Institution.

Schools with fewer than 500 undergraduates were not considered, leaving 705 out of 2,000 public schools to be reviewed and ranked.

A 2015 Gallup poll revealed UNH graduates are more likely than peers from other U.S. colleges to have full-time employment, engage in their work and thrive in all five elements of well-being.