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Keene State College

Keene State College prepares promising students to think critically and creatively, to engage in active citizenship, and to pursue meaningful work. As the public liberal arts college of New Hampshire, we offer an enriching campus community and achieve academic excellence through the integration of teaching, learning, scholarship, and service.

Bachelor's programmes

Humanities (1)



Whatever you plan for your future, Keene State can give you the knowledge and skills to put you on the path to success. Whether you see yourself as an artist, a teacher, a nurse, a scientist, a physical trainer, a business leader, a designer for high-tech manufacturing – let your imagination be your guide – we offer over 40 areas of study to get you where you want to go.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Student services

Keene State is a place for students to live and learn together – an environment designed to foster conversation, collaboration, and the critical thinking and decision-making that result from thorough and honest exchanges between students and faculty. Education at Keene State doesn’t happen only in the classroom – often it is extra-curricular experiences that set a student on the path to a rewarding discovery or occupation.

Housing services

All full-time freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus. Why? Because being here 24/7 is the best way to connect to the college community, the best way to grow as a student and as an adult. And it’s a great way to make friends.

Residence halls feature suite-style arrangements, living/learning communities, the Residence Hall Council to advocate for students and answer questions, and a well-trained Residential Life staff whose innovative, student-led programs won “School of the Year” recognition for KSC in 2011.

Library services

The Library is a knowledge center where students learn information literacy skills that empower them to navigate a rapidly changing environment. The Library offers a welcoming space at the heart of the intellectual endeavor, integrating materials, technology, place, and teaching in the tradition of a public liberal arts institution.

ICT services

Academic Technology partners with faculty to research, design, and develop technology-rich projects that support teaching and learning. Our role is to guide faculty towards technologies that are simple to use and supports learning by giving students agency in the digital projects they create.

Medical services

Our medical staff can help you stay healthy.We offer:

  • Acute care visits for illness and minor injury
  • Wellness visits and physicals
  • Gynecologic/reproductive evaluations and exams
  • Follow-up care after treatment here or elsewhere
  • Lab Tests
  • Vaccinations
  • Prescription refills
  • Over-the-Counter medicine

Student Life

Campus life

Welcome to our 170-acre campus, located a few minutes’ walk from downtown Keene, N.H.

Enter Keene State through the Appian Gateway on Main Street. The columns that flank the gateway are inscribed with the College motto, “Enter to learn, go forth to serve.” Appian Way is the central pedestrian thoroughfare of the campus, linking residence halls, academic buildings, Mason Library, Student Center, Dining Commons, and Spaulding Gym.

Sports facilities

The Recreational Sports Program provides fitness and wellness activities for the development of healthy lifestyles for the entire Keene State College community. Whether you like to work out individually or you are into competitive activities, Recreational Sports and the Recreation Center has something for everyone. Get Fit, Be Healthy, and Have Fun Doing It!


From October 31st to November 3rd 2010, an accreditation team from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) visited Keene State to evaluate the College against eleven accreditation standards. The College’s last accreditation visit occurred in 2000. The Keene State College Self Study guided the team in this review.

Keene, Texas, United States