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Rivier University named #1 Online College in New Hampshire

Rivier's online programs have earned top recognition for the University.

Best-Online-College-in-New-Hampshire-2023Rivier University has been named the top online college in New Hampshire by, a trusted resource for higher education programs. The University leads the list of the Best Online Colleges in New Hampshire for 2023 based on’s examination of tuition fees, credit requirements, and the available formats for coursework of top schools in the state.

“There’s power in numbers,” says Sister Paula Marie Buley, IHM, Rivier’s President. “More than 75% of New Hampshire college students are enrolled exclusively in online academic programs and another 14% take some online courses. Rivier places a priority on supporting students’ higher education goals by offering a quality education both online and on-campus.”

Rivier University was ranked #1 and awarded Best for Adult Learners on the final lists. implemented a unique methodology that ranks each program on a scale from 0 to 100 across five categories. The scoring system compares each college or university according to program strength, student readiness, return on investment, cost, and student engagement.

“Rivier is invested in the education of all learners,” says Dr. Brian Ernsting, Vice President for Academic Affairs. “The University offers a range of online degree programs from the undergraduate to the doctoral level. The flexibility of our online programs provides the opportunity for adult learners to advance their educations while continuing to work and fulfill personal and family obligations.”

Rivier offers more than 70 programs from the associate to doctoral degree level offered in online and on-campus formats. Programs in business, nursing, public health, biology, biotechnology, education, computer science, cybersecurity management, and a variety of other in-demand fields offer opportunities to learners of all ages. For information on Rivier University and its academic programs, visit Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions at or (603) 897-8507 to learn more.