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Keene State College is a liberal arts college located in Keene, New Hampshire. It is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. It was founded in 1909 as a teacher's college. Keene State College enrolls more than 6, 000 students annually. It offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse Course Topics. KSC boasts of an active Greek life. There are several fraternities and sororities on campus, including Phi Mu Delta, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Delta Phi Epsilon and Sigma Rho Upsilon. Keene State College's sports teams participate in the Little East Conference of the NCAA Division III. Its official mascot is the Owl.

Profile of Keene State CollegeThe main campus of Keene State is in Keene, NH (a town not particularly near any major cities). The school is a public school. Keene State offers degrees up to the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

The school offers more choices of majors than most colleges its size. Keene State students most commonly major in a field related to drama and performing arts, photography and commercial art, education and teaching, engineering technician, and therapy and Counselling.

Keene State Selectivity

The school does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 450 to 540. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 450 or more.

The school offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at Keene State are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 5, 100 enrolled students.

Student Life
Keene State is generally not a school for part-time students. Many students at the school live in campus housing. Keene State makes available a lot of student housing. Student athletes at the school belong to the Little East Conference for major sports.

Keene State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching254elementary school teaching, special education, English teaching, physical education teaching, educational administration, curriculum and instruction, math teaching, social studies teaching, . . .
Liberal Arts178sociology, English, social services, interdisciplinary studies, general studies, economics, American history, geography, . . .
Therapy and Counselling118clinical psychology, substance abuse Counselling, child psychology, social psychology, experimental psychology, psychology, Counselling psychology
Engineering Technician110occupational safety tech, architectural engineering tech, engineering technician
Business and Management93business management
Media57communication studies, journalism
Photography and Commercial Art51commercial art, cinematography, film studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy34health and physical education, dietitian, athletic trainer
Science31biology, geology, chemistry, chemistry courses
Drama and Performing Arts25dance, acting, theatre design
Computer Science and Engineering22computer and info science, computer support
Mathematics17applied mathematics courses, mathematics
Fine Arts14fine arts
Conservation and Resource Management8environmental studies
Music7music theory and composition, music history and theory, various music studies
Design1graphic design
Contact: Keene StateKeene State College

229 Main Street

Keene, NH 03435-1506

General Phone: (603) 352-1909


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