SNHU was recognized as the most innovative in 2024. university

US News & World Report today named Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) as the North’s Most Innovative University in 2024, marking the eighth time SNHU has held the top spot since the rankings began. SNHU is the only institution from New Hampshire to make the list.

“We take great pride in our ability to innovate to better serve and support learners,” said SNHU President Paul LeBlanc. “At SNHU, we have a long history of innovation and trying new things to make higher education more accessible, so it’s an honor to be recognized for this work.”

Unlike many of US News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” rankings, the “Most Innovative Schools” category is based solely on a peer review survey of college presidents, provosts and deans of admissions. These academic leaders have recognized SNHU as an institution that consistently implements innovative improvements in curriculum, faculty, student support, campus life, technology and facilities.

To learn more about the methodology and ranking, visit US News & World Report 2024 college rankings.

About Southern New Hampshire University: Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is a private, not-for-profit institution with a 91-year history of educating traditional-age students and working adults. Now serving more than 180,000 learners worldwide, SNHU offers approximately 200 accredited undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs available online and on its 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH. Recognized by US News & World Report as one of the “most innovative” regional universities and one of the fastest-growing universities in the country, SNHU is committed to expanding access to high-quality, affordable pathways that meet the needs of every learner. Learn more at

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