Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with more than 3,000 on-campus students and over 100,000 online students, making us one of the fastest-growing universities in the country. Founded in 1932, we’ve been relentlessly reinventing higher education ever since and have gained national recognition for our dedication to helping students transform their lives and the lives of those around them.
SNHU’s College for America programs are industry-leading competency-based programs built specifically to serve working adults, especially those in frontline roles, and their employers.
Innovators in Quality Higher Education
College for America was founded with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Lumina Foundation. We’re proud to have broken ground in the effort to make a rigorous, workplace-applicable college degree available to every working adult.
First university in the nation to be approved for federal financial aid under the U.S. Department of Education’s direct assessment provisions, independent of traditional credit hours.
Awarded the U.S. Department of Education’s “First in the World” grant—one of 24 schools out of roughly 500 applicants nationwide—for groundbreaking research on improving developmental education.