Keene State College in Keene

Keene, NH

(Rating 3.2 based on 5 reviews)
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Keene State College offers 249-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 79%. The most popular test is SAT - 94% of students submitted it in comparison to 3% of students who submitted ACT. 42.9% are women, and 57.1% are men. Keene State College is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Keene State College is 19475$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $14034 and $24982 per year. 63% of full-time Keene State College students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $39,500, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Keene State College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Keene State College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$14,053
$30,001 - $48,000$14,703
$48,001 - $75,000$18,703
$75,001 - $110,000$21,827

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 6372

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


3152 of Keene State College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 65 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Keene State College number 7 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in New Hampshire.

Students at Keene State College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Keene State College.


ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Keene State College graduation rate is above the national average.

63% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Keene State College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

6 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Keene State College acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 7%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 68%, so Keene State College acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 11%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Keene State College full-time retention rate is 73% and part-time retention rate is 100%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Keene State College students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1320 - 1640

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 440 - 550
Math: 440 - 550
Writing: 440 - 540

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Keene State College students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
19 - 24

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 17 - 24
Math: 18 - 24
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Keene State College is 15:1, that means that for every 15 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Keene State College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Keene State College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Keene State College

The campus located by 229 Main Street address in Keene, New Hampshire.


Keene State College in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Keene State College with 0.6% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Keene State College are burglary, forcible sex offense, and arson.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Keene State College offers 249 programs in total: 213 are for Bachelor's degree, 15 - for Master's degree, 12 - for Associate's degree, 6 - for Post-master's certificate, and 3 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 44 universities in New Hampshire state, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree. Keene State College is one of the few institutions in New Hampshire that offers an Associate's degree program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the New Hampshire state average data to help you compare.


Keene State College provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 4791 students with 143718 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 94 with 2248 credit hours.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Keene State College

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Cons: -The overwhelming majority of the students here are some of the most disrespectful people you'll ever meet. Even some of the seniors are pretty immature. I've been to 4 colleges. The disrespectful 19 year olds made up the majority in all of them. But here it's on a much higher level. -Meal plans here are outright ridiculous. For what you're getting, it's pretty ridiculous. The food isn't so great. It could be a lot better, but if you're hungry enough it will get the job done. -If you're gonna shop for some Keene State College swag at the bookstore, be prepared to have *at least* $150 on you. I've seen a simple Keene State Owls t-shirt go for as much as $65. I seen simple wallets go for as much as $30. And I seen hoodies go for $80+. -Plenty of drinking. I mean, LOTS of drinking. While this accounts for any major college, here it's pretty bad if you factor in the amount of students here. If you're gonna send your child off to any college, make sure you have a talk with them about alcohol consumption. -Dorms are super overpriced. I mean, everything is super overpriced because you're in college. If you're gonna come in as a transfer student, I recommend living off campus. There are plenty of off campus housing options available. Talk with the office of res-life if you wanna know more. -Not a lot of job opportunities here. If you plan on working on campus while going to school here, don't hold your breath. There's too many students and not enough work. Even if you're super professional, you'll most likely be hard pressed finding work here. If you're gonna work while going to college, you'll have better luck with a job off campus.Pros: -Staff are some of the most amazing people you'll ever meet. Sure, there's always that terrible professor here and there but 9/10 times the professors are super amazing people. They won't only be your professor, they'll be your friend if you get on their good side (which is not hard to do). -If you're unsure of what major you wanna go into, but you wanna go here, choose Occupational Safety. Great professors, great knowledge and a lot of jobs opening up in this field. You'll get a good return on investment if you choose that major. -Financial aid will pay for all your tuition here. It's called the granite guarantee. If you apply for financial aid here, they will pay for all of your tuition. Of course, you will have to pay it back, but you don't have to necessarily worry about not being able to afford it. -Plenty of clubs and activities where you can meet people who wanna do something else besides drink and party all the time. While I did state that there are too many jerks here, that just makes you appreciate the good people more. When you do meet them, they will change your life. The people here are either too nice or they don't care at all. While a lot of people make me wonder how anyone could be so careless, there are a bunch of people here make me wonder how someone could be so nice. Like REALLY generous. You don't even expect such acts of kindness and you feel like you don't even deserve it. -Plenty of off campus resources for things you can do. -If you have a disability, I recommend hooking up with the Office of Disability Services. They are super nice people and will do all they can to help you.The reason I gave this school 3 stars is because as I said, there are plenty of people who will make you think about leaving for another campus. Everything is a popularity contest here. The more introverted you are, the harder time succeeding here, unfortunately. But if you can break the ice with a few good people, you'll do just fine.I can't say whether or not I'd recommend this school. I highly suggest scheduling a tour of the campus here so you can see for yourself. Every person will take this place and its culture differently. It's not for everyone. So I encourage you to come see for yourself.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I graduated in 2008 with a B.A. Not the best institution in the state. I’ve read some of the recent comments and it appears as though people are still bitterly commenting on the problems many had back when I attended. Parking difficulties, party-school image/ environment, and poor professor-student relationships. Step up your game Keene State.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Where is Jim Fuller ?.????. And Alex Bastos.....

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Keene State is a great value. Located on a truly beautiful campus, it offers an abundance of natural beauty. The majority of students are extremely kind and friendly. People here are down to earth and real. I will consider attending Keene State if I decide to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in the future.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

My sister is thinking of attending this school but we are no longer interested. The person that they met with in admissions was VERY rude to her and they were putting my sister down. They did not say anything nice about my sisters artwork nor toward the fact that we have published a poetry book (which is a huge accomplishment, thank you very much) The admisisons counselor was making fun of my sister's learning challenge and was making my sister feel very small compared to this woman's personality i.e. basically saying I'm better than you and what do YOU have to show for it. STAY AWAY FROM THIS SCHOOL. We thought this school was a good choice for my sister but after this experience, forget it. I will be calling Keene and I will complain about this incident. How dare this woman put my sister down and make fun of her. how DARE she. Do not even bother with this school. If they are going to treat potential students as though they are meaningless pieces of trash, do not even bother visiting the campus. I am absolutely horrified that this happened. Keene should be aware of how rude and idiotic their admisisons staff representatives are. Do I honestly have to leave even a star? I wouldn't even give this school ONE star i WILL call this school and I WILL let them know how inhuman this person was toward a potential student. What a great way to decrease your income, Keene. Hire rude obnoxious little twits to work with potential students. I am appalled. MY SISTER WILL NOT BE ATTENDING THIS SCHOOL.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 229 Main Street


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6033521909

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address:

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