About

Franklin Pierce University

Franklin Pierce University is a private, regionally accredited university with a focus on personal attention and high-quality instruction. The nonprofit University consists of the College at Rindge and the College of Graduate & Professional Studies. The institutional mission focuses on preparing citizens and leaders of conscience for a new century who make significant contributions to their professions and communities, whether their aspirations are local or global.

Whether you're just starting your college career or getting ready to enroll in an advanced degree program, Franklin Pierce University offers learning options that fit your life and your goals—associate degrees, bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, doctoral programs, and certificate programs. Enroll as an undergraduate on our Rindge campus. Attend classes at our centers throughout southern New Hampshire or go online and study on your own time. The choice is yours.

  • Mount Monadnock, the most climbed mountain in North America, towers over Franklin Pierce University's traditional undergraduate campus in Rindge, NH. The campus-wide "Grand Monadnock Climb" event allows you to climb this mountain with your fellow Ravens.

    Mount Monadnock

    Mount Monadnock, the most climbed mountain in North America, towers over Franklin Pierce University's traditional undergraduate campus in Rindge, NH. The campus-wide "Grand Monadnock Climb" event allows you to climb this mountain with your fellow Ravens.

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  • Pearly Pond is a 191-acre lake in Rindge, NH at the foot of Franklin Pierce University’s traditional undergraduate campus. You have the opportunity to swim, sail, paddle-board, kayak, ice-skate, and play ice hockey throughout the year.

    Pearly Pond

    Pearly Pond is a 191-acre lake in Rindge, NH at the foot of Franklin Pierce University’s traditional undergraduate campus. You have the opportunity to swim, sail, paddle-board, kayak, ice-skate, and play ice hockey throughout the year.

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  • Over 36 major and minor programs are offered. Popular programs include Health Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, and Criminal Justice.

    Undergraduate

    Over 36 major and minor programs are offered. Popular programs include Health Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, and Criminal Justice.

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  • Courses are offered both online and in the classroom, with ongoing start dates throughout the year. This flexibility allows you to create a schedule that works for you.

    Graduate and Professional Studies

    Courses are offered both online and in the classroom, with ongoing start dates throughout the year. This flexibility allows you to create a schedule that works for you.

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History

While many New Hampshire-born men and women have achieved greatness, only one has attained the pinnacle of political leadership. From 1853 -1857, Franklin Pierce proudly served as the 14th President of the United States.

In 1962, 105 years later, a visionary group receives a charter for a New Hampshire college uniquely dedicated to preparing future leaders. The name for such an institution was clear to all.

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Quick Facts
  • Founded 1962
  • Private, regionally accredited university
  • Nonprofit University
  • Main campus: The College at Rindge
  • The College of Graduate and Professional Studies has 4 locations
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Academics

Whether you're just starting your college career or getting ready to enroll in an advanced degree program, Franklin Pierce University offers learning options that fit your life and your goals—associate degrees, bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, doctoral programs, and certificate programs. Enroll as an undergraduate on our Rindge campus. Attend classes at one of five satellite centers throughout southern New Hampshire. Or go online and study at your own pace, on your own time. The choice is yours.

The Pierce Experience

Focused beyond one-size-fits-all learning. Franklin Pierce concerns itself with who you are as a person, what you want to accomplish, and quality education and real experience. We provide dynamic teaching and support. You provide the motivation. Together we craft an education that achieves your goals and nourishes your talents, whether your aspirations are local or global. It's your education and we'll help you make the most of it.

 Academic Programs of Study
Undergraduate Student OutsideTraditional Undergraduate Degrees

The Traditional Undergraduate Campus offers Degree Major and Minor programs on a residential campus located in Rindge, NH

Graduate Nursing Students in classGraduate & Professional Studies

The College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS) offers Master degrees and Ph.D. studies as well as online Bachelor degrees, Associate degrees and Certificates.