Franklin Pierce University is a small, private regionally accredited university grounded in the liberal arts, 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. Degrees are offered through the doctoral level and are available either in-class, online, or as a hybrid. Our 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.
Athletic Affiliation: NCAA Division II
Team Name: Ravens
Colors: Crimson & Gray
|Traditional Undergraduate||Undergraduate Professional Adults||Graduate|
|56% female 44% male (2015)||62% female 38% male||77% female 22% male|
|Black or African American||4%|
|Two or more races||2%|
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|RINDGE FIRST-TIME FULL-TIME FRESHMAN RETENTION||RINDGE FIRST-TIME FULL-TIME FRESHMAN GRADUATION|
|1st to 2nd year Fall 2016||4-Year % Entry Fall 2012|
Rindge, NH: Close to major urban and metropolitan areas.
|City Name||Population||Distance from Rindge|
|Keene, NH||22,420||30 min|
|Fitchburg, MA||42,161||35 min|
|Nashua, NH||87,735||60 min|
|Lowell, MA||104,400||60 min|
|Manchester, NH||109,395||60 min|
|Worcester, MA||182,421||75 min|
|Boston, MA||645,169||90 min|
Franklin Pierce University is a member of the Association for Continuing Higher Education and the National University Continuing Higher Education Association. These organizations seek to advance the goals of adults in higher education. The University holds membership in the following organizations:
*Percentage based upon student survey of 2014 graduates
Information regarding accreditation is located on the Accreditation Page.