Keene State College (KSC)

229 Main Street, Keene, NH

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KSC is a public institution located in Keene, New Hampshire and provides a large number of educational opportunities for students. Around five thousand students enroll at Keene State College yearly.

Areas of study offered at Keene State College include:

  • Psychology
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Engineering Technology
  • Education
  • Social Sciences

Students applying for admission are most often required to submit an application, transcripts, records, standardized test scores and any requested personal statements, which will then be reviewed by the admissions staff. A SAT or ACT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores between 1350 - 1650 for the SAT exam and in a range of 19 - 23 for the ACT exam is common among students accepted to this school. KSC has an acceptance rate of around 75% of which only 24% decided to enroll. More information from the admissions office can be found at

The tuition at Keene State College varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay approximately $13,000 per year and out-of-state residents are charged $21,000 annually. Housing may be available for those that want to live on-campus for around a cost of $6,300 per year. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the necessary requirements in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The KSC "Owls" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Athletic programs available may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division III)

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give an overview of the applicants Keene State College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Keene State College has a total student population of about 4,400. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 21% enrolling as graduate students and 97% as undergraduate students.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $19,600. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $50 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • In-State Tuition: $11,000-$13,000
    • Nonresident Student Tuition: $19,000-$22,560
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • In-State: $450-$540 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $790-$950 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid93%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships80%$6,351
Receiving Student Loans78%$9,155

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Keene State College may provide student services like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of KSC is close to 63%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years51%
Graduating in 5 Years10%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Intercollegiate Athletics

KSC is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Little East Conference)
  • Basketball (Little East Conference)
  • Track and Field (Little East Conference)
  • Field Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)


Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Natural Resources and Conservation

Physical Sciences


Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

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