Mission Statement

The Mission of Granite State College is to expand access to public higher education to adults of all ages throughout the state of New Hampshire and beyond.

The College achieves this mission by offering degrees and programs of excellence that serve our communities through student- responsive curricula, innovative teaching methods, and ongoing assessments of learning outcomes. Granite State College fosters partnerships with area businesses, local and state organizations, and other higher education institutions in order to bring high-quality academic experiences to the residents of New Hampshire in an effective and efficient manner.


Granite State College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Commission indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the Commission is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution. Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the Commission should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution.

Individuals may also contact:

New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514
(781) 425 7785

Catalog Limitations

This catalog describes policies, programs and procedures of Granite State College that are in effect at the time of its preparation.

The catalog is intended as a general guide to the College’s organization, programs, courses, policies, fees and program requirements, all of which are subject to change without notice.  All information contained in this catalog should be verified with appropriate Granite State College staff. Granite State College reserves the right to cancel, postpone, or combine class sections, to limit registrations, and to change instructors.

Affirmative Action Statement

Granite State College is a public institution with a long-standing commitment to equal opportunity for all. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, disability, or marital status in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Inquiries and complaints related to discrimination of any kind may be directed to the Director of Human Resources at 603- 513-1319 or

The Title IX Coordinator for Granite State College is the Director of Student Affairs. Inquiries may be directed to or 603-513-1328.

This catalog is true and correct in content and policy.