February 14, 2023

Increased funding supports state’s workforce pipeline and student aid

FROM WMUR-TV YOUTUBE CHANNEL. Read the full article by Grace Finerman on the WMUR website

CONCORD, N.H.The University System of New Hampshire (USNH)
Chief Administrative Officer Catherine Provencher today issued the following statement in response to Governor Chris Sununu’s 2024-2025 budget proposal, which includes a funding increase for the University System:

“Public higher education is critical to the state’s workforce, and we appreciate Governor Sununu’s support for our efforts to strengthen the talent pipeline. The proposed increase in the state appropriation will provide aid to help more New Hampshire students attend college in-state, and will allow the University System to expand internships and partnerships with employers to retain graduates in New Hampshire.”

The Governor’s budget funds USNH at $95.2 million in FY2024 and $99.2 million in FY2025. USNH has been flat funded at $88.5 million since FY2021, and funding for the system has not returned to the FY2011 level of $100 million.

To learn more about the University System of New Hampshire, visit yours.usnh.edu/.

The University System of New Hampshire (USNH) enrolls 27,000 students and consists of three public institutions: Keene State College, Plymouth State University and the University of New Hampshire. USNH strives to ensure the availability of high quality, affordable and accessible higher educational opportunities throughout New Hampshire and addresses critical state workforce needs. A 28-member Board of Trustees is responsible for overseeing the University System.

Media Contact:
Lisa Thorne
Director Communications, University System of New Hampshire
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