Keene State, a member of the University System of New Hampshire, serves the region as New Hampshire's public residential liberal arts college. The College is moving rapidly into an exciting era marked by modern, well-planned and award-winning facilities, a new four-credit course curriculum, an innovatively designed Integrative Studies general education program, a new College-wide Honors Program with a residential component, a new nursing program and the nation's only baccalaureate degree program in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Keene has been recognized nationally by the Carnegie Foundation for its leadership in service and was recently named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Keene State College is poised to fulfill its promise as an academically rich, intellectually challenging, and accessible public liberal arts college.
The college provides a wealth of opportunities for collaboration among students, faculty, and community partners. Students who walk down Appian Way through the center of campus for the first time find small classes, personal attention from superb faculty, experiential learning, an appreciation of diversity, and a sense of community that values the whole person. Supportive residential life programs, the chance to study abroad, and the excitement and challenge of championship Division III athletics round out the Keene State experience. The motto "Enter to learn, go forth to serve" is a touchstone for our students and graduates.
Keene State College is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, a national alliance of leading liberal arts colleges in the public sector. The College is accredited by NEASC, and its education and music programs are accredited by NCATE and NASM respectively. U.S. News & World Report has listed Keene State College as one of the top schools in the North as part of its annual rankings. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Keene State College is engaged in an effort to build a community that reflects the diversity of society.
Our Integrative Studies Program continues to receive national recognition.