Keene State College

Keene State College
Institution Type: Public Enrollment Figures: Undergraduate 4648; Graduate 85; Continuing Education 783; Total headcount: 5516

Degree Offerings: Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Fine Arts; Bachelor of Music; Bachelor of Science; Master of Education; Master of Science; Post-Master’s Certification; Post-Baccalaureate Certification

Unique Characteristics

Keene State College: education for the real world. In a 2013 survey of KSC’s 2012 graduates, 94% were either employed or pursuing further education. Of those employed, 73% reported their work was related to their studies.
KSC prepares you for the REAL WORLD. Travel to Panama, train with Oxfam in social justice, organize a hunger banquet, dance in student choreography showcase, design a school in Haiti. If you are a hands on learner, you will thrive at KSC! At Keene State, our students carry classroom lessons directly to the real world. That’s what we mean by “wisdom to make a difference.”
What happens in the classroom doesn’t stay in the classroom. It gets put into action through travel, research, conferences, sports, media, concerts, dances and service. 75,713 – the number of hours students contributed to community service and service-learning.
Average class size is 21 with a student-to-faculty ration of 18 to 1.
KSC’s required Integrative Studies Program (ISP), a broad and balanced survey of arts and sciences that helps students in any major connect the dots to other fields of study.
What makes Keene State so special?

  • Hands-on learning, in and out of class
  • A first-year experience that forms lasting connections
  • Professors dedicated to teaching and mentoring – to know their students
  • A campus community that cherishes friendship, trust, and respect for the individual
  • A 100-year tradition of Main Street values, community service, hard work, enterprising tough solutions


NCAA Division III athletics competing in the Little East Conference and a member of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference.

KSC offers 134 academic, clubs, honor societies, special interest clubs, student media opportunities, community service clubs, Greek Organizations and recreational clubs.

All full-time first and second year students are required to live on campus. Why? Because being here 24/7 is the best way to connect to the college and your class.

KSC was recently voted #1 in the Northeast for its “ultimate residence hall environment and experience.” Residential Life knows how to make students feel at home.

Keene State College

Contact Information:
Keene State College Admissions Office
229 Main Street
Keene, NH 03435-2604
Phone: 800-KSC-1909 | 603-358-2276
Fax: 603-358-2267


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