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New Hampshire Institute of Art

New Hampshire Institute of Art is college with 470 students located in Manchester, NH.

Fine and Performing Arts, Open Admissions


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The New Hampshire Institute of Art was established as the Manchester Institute of Arts and Sciences in 1898. From the Institute's outset, it has had a firm commitment to educating diverse traditional and nontraditional students in the fine arts. As an art college accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC), the Institute offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Certificate Programs and a strong Continuing Education program. Dedicated faculty promote intellectual and artistic development and teach students to respond artistically to contemporary social, political, and aesthetic issues.

The New Hampshire Institute of Art supports excellence in teaching and recruits practicing artists, working writers, designers, and arts-oriented liberal arts faculty who are highly qualified educators and community members. They provide curriculum that balances the teaching of technical skills with the development of critical, intellectual, and creative abilities. Apart from its mission as an institution of higher education, the Institute serves as an important cultural center for the state of New Hampshire. In 1924, the State Board of Education certified the Institute's four-year program to prepare high school graduates to teach art. Shortly thereafter, a four-year program in Fine Arts was approved.

In 1997, the New Hampshire Postsecondary Commission authorized the Institute to award the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. At that time the Institute became the New Hampshire Institute of Art. In 2001, the New Hampshire Institute of Art received accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). In 2011 The Institute recieved accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Since 2001, with the opening of Fuller Hall, the Institute has experienced exponential growth and has quickly become one of the finest, small art colleges in the region. With the growth in the student body, the faculty, staff and physical plant has expanded. Currently, the Institute owns or operates 12 buildings in the downtown Manchester area, all within a three-block radius of Victory Park.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 470
Gender 28% Male / 72% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 88% Full Time / 12% Part Time
Socio-Economic Diversity 40% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
White 85%
Hispanic/Latino 6%
Ethnicity Unknown 8%

Student Services

  • Career And Alumni Services
  • Libraries
  • Remedial Coursework
  • Study Abroad



Popular Majors

Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other (100%)

Majors Offered


Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.
Artists and Related Workers, All Other
All artists and related workers not listed separately.

Administration & Faculty

Vice President of Enrollment Bob Gielow
President Kent Devereaux
Accredited by National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Full-time Faculty 17
Student : Faculty Ratio 13 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 64 : 35
Percentage of Faculty Members
No Status Faculty 100


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Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $24,435 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $18,803
$30K-$48K $22,051
$48K-$75K $25,468
$75K-$110K $27,391
$110K+ $28,125

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $20,500, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $20,500 Same as On-Campus
Fees $1,935 Same as On-Campus
Housing $10,250 $15,000
Books $1,200 $1,200
Total (before financial aid) $33,885 $38,635

Students Receiving Aid

100% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 100% $7,215
Federal Scholarships/Grants 40% $4,228
Institutional Grants 100% $6,585
Other Federal Grants 30% $261
Other Loans 15% $14,368
Pell Grants 40% $4,036
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 10% $572
Student Loans 100% $9,355

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Graduation Rates

70% of students graduated on time.

78% of students graduated in six years.

81% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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