Education in New Hampshire

High schools
The first public high schools in the state were the Boys' High School and the Girls' High School of Portsmouth, established either in 1827 or 1830 depending on the source.

New Hampshire has more than 80 public high schools, many of which serve more than one town. The largest is Pinkerton Academy in Derry, which is owned by a private non-profit organization and serves as the public high school of a number of neighboring towns. There are at least 30 private high schools in the state.

In 2008 the state tied with Massachusetts as having the highest scores on the SAT and ACT standardized tests given to high school students.

Colleges and universities
    Antioch University New England
    Chester College of New England
    The College of Saint Mary Magdalen
    Colby-Sawyer College
    Daniel Webster College
    Dartmouth College
    Franklin Pierce University
    Hesser College
    Lebanon College
    New England College
    Community College System of New Hampshire:
        White Mountains Community College
        River Valley Community College
        Lakes Region Community College
        New Hampshire Technical Institute
        Nashua Community College
        Great Bay Community College
        Manchester Community College
    New Hampshire Institute of Art
    Rivier College
    Saint Anselm College
    Southern New Hampshire University
    Thomas More College of Liberal Arts
    University System of New Hampshire:
        University of New Hampshire
        University of New Hampshire School of Law
        University of New Hampshire at Manchester
        Granite State College
        Keene State College
        Plymouth State University