CONCORD — The University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees voted unanimously to freeze in-state tuition for academic year 2020-2021 for undergraduates at all four of its institutions — Granite State College, Keene State College, Plymouth State University and the University of New Hampshire.
The recently passed state budget also includes $9 million of strategic investment for UNH to address health care related workforce needs, including the doubling of nursing capacity and the creation of a patient simulation center, according to a news release this week.
The appropriations request got the endorsement of the Business and Industry Association, a statewide chamber of commerce.
“We are grateful to the governor, legislative leadership and members of the House and Senate for the increased appropriation to the University System, enabling us to hold down the cost of higher education for New Hampshire students and their families at a time when USNH graduates are a critical part of New Hampshire’s workforce pipeline, and in turn, our state’s future economy,” said Todd Leach, chancellor of USNH, in a statement.
USNH enrolls 32,000 students. A 29-member board of trustees oversees the system.