NHTI-Concord's Community College: Academics, Admissions & Tuition

Learn what degree programs NHTI, Concord's Community College offers. Research its academics, and read about its admission and financial aid info to make an informed education decision.

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About NHTI, Concord's Community College

Located in New Hampshire's capital city, NHTI, Concord's Community College is a 2-year, public school that was founded in 1965 as New Hampshire Technical Institute. The 240-acre campus is located on the Merrimack River and offers 65 programs. NHTI is part of the Community College System of New Hampshire and is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and College, Inc.


NHTI offers 31 associate degree programs, 31 certificate programs, two professional certificate programs and one diploma program. Classes average about 15-25 students, and there are about 4,300 total students. NHTI offers traditional, online, distance-learning and evening classes.

Programs are available in areas ranging from architecture to visual arts. Some specific programs at NHTI include accounting, liberal arts, justice and legal studies, business, computers, education, engineering technology, human service, general studies and dental assisting. The most popular associate's degree programs are the registered nursing and general studies programs.

NHTI has a 16,000 square foot student center, a daycare program and a wellness center, as well as three co-education residence halls. Students have access to career assessment, tutoring and personal counseling services. Community service and internship opportunities are also available.


Applications are available online and in PDF format on NHTI's website. Applicants can apply to the general studies program or a specific program. The general studies program has an open admissions policy; however, requirements for other programs vary.

Submission of standardized test scores (SAT and ACT) is optional but recommended. Some programs require a personal interview and a certificate of good health. NHTI accepts dual credit, AP credit and credit for life experiences. Placement testing is required, unless the student receives a waiver.

Of the more than 4,300 students attending in fall 2011, more than half were part-time students. The majority of students during this time period were in-state students, and most were 24 years of age or younger.

Tuition & Financial Aid

For the 2012-2013 academic year, tuition cost $210 per credit for New Hampshire residents, $315 per credit for students in the New England Regional Student Program (NERSP) and $478 per credit for out-of-state and international students. Tuition and fees may vary by program.

NHTI offers a tuition payment plan, as well as grant, loan and scholarship opportunities. In 2012-2013, the expected cost of room and board was $8,256, including room, board and a resident activity fee for a double/triple occupancy residence hall. Students in a single occupancy paid $9,232, while those in a super single paid $9,532 that same year.

School Type 2-year, public**
Degrees Offered Associate's, diploma and certificate*
Religious Affiliation None**
Academic Calendar Semester*
School Setting Town**
Student Body 4,324 students in 2011 (all undergraduate)**
Student Housing 3 residence halls*
Schools (and/or) Programs 65 programs*
Student-Faculty Ratio 13 to 1**
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2010-2011: Certificate program: Health (48) // Associate's: Health (176)**
Graduation Rates 27% for students who began in fall 2008**
Admission Rate Open admission to general studies**
Entering Class Size 1,092 in fall 2011**
First-Year Retention Rates 55% for full-time students and 43% for part-time students**
Application Due Date Deadlines vary depending on program*
Tuition (2012-2013) $210 per credit hour for in-state students, $315 for NERSP students, $478 for out-of-state students (tuition only)*
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving it) In 2010-2011: Grant or scholarship aid (39%), Pell grant (32%), federal student loans (53%)**
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 81% of full-time undergraduate students in 2010-2011**

Sources: *NHTI, Concord's Community College **IES National Center for Education Statistics

School Contact Information

  • Address: NHTI Admissions, 31 College Drive, Concord, NH 03301
  • Phone: (603) 271-7134
  • Website: www.nhti.edu

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