Higher Education

When it comes to higher education, Nashua means business. Our local colleges and universities produce teachers, Healthcare professionals, pilots, engineers, artists, business executives, lawyers, technical innovators and more.

Rivier University
Rivier College moved to its current Nashua location in 1941, where it became Rivier University in 2012.  Rivier has the largest student population in Nashua with 2,373 students enrolled in its programs. The Teacher Education and Nursing majors currently have the highest student enrollment.  Rivier University fields 13 NCAA Division III varsity athletic teams.

Granite State College
As an institution of the University System of New Hampshire, Granite State College is focused on making advanced post-secondary education accessible to adults of all ages. They offer affordable tuition and flexible scheduling for degree programs, ranging from associate’s  degrees and online course, to master’s degrees,  in high-demand fields.

Nashua Community College
Nashua Community College has been providing accessible, quality programs of higher education in Nashua since 1970.  The College offers students over 30 courses of study for high school graduates looking to complete the first two years of a bachelor’s degree, working parents seeking a degree, those in pursuit of personal and professional enrichment.

Southern New Hampshire University
The Nashua Center serves as the physical presence for Southern New Hampshire University in the city.  Enrolling at the Nashua Center provides students with access to more than 180 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs, as well as in-person and online learning options.

Thomas More College
A recent addition to Nashua, Thomas More College, a four-year Catholic liberal arts college, was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in neighboring Merrimack, NH.  With a student body of 96, Thomas More College provides an intimate learning experience in the classics that yields a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts.