Rivier College or RIV is a private, coeducational, Catholic, liberal arts college located in Nashua, New Hampshire. Founded in 1933 by the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary in Hudson, the school was named in honor of the religious congregation’s founder, the blessed Anne Marie Rivier. In 1941, the college moved to its current location in Nashua, New Hampshire.
RIV offers over 60 programs leading to associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees and the only doctorate in education granted in the state of New Hampshire. It’s over 2,300 students are enrolled in either the School of Undergraduate Studies (which includes an Evening Division) or the School of Graduate Studies. The most applied for major in the undergraduate degree program is Teacher Education followed by Nursing. Students are guided in their quest for education by 80 fulltime faculty members. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1 which assures students of a more focused, one-on-one interaction with their teachers.
Cost of attendance for academic year 2009-2010 for fulltime, undergraduate students is made up of full-year tuition cost of US$ 23,490 plus room and board at US$9,154. For undergraduate evening classes, the cost of tuition per credit hour is US$271. Students enrolled in graduate courses pay tuition at a cost per credit hour of US$783 for graduate nursing courses; US$450 for Doctor of Education; and US$447 for all other graduate courses.
To help students pay for their cost of attendance, financial aid in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work-study arrangements is extended by the college.
On-campus housing is available to students of Rivier College.