University System of New Hampshire
System office | 5 chenell drive, suite 301, concord, NH 03301
The University System's top capital budget request is for the renovation and expansion of Spaulding Hall at UNH in Durham. This six-year, $86 million project - $35 million contributed by the state, $51 million by UNH/USNH - will create teaching and research facilities to support needed program growth to provide a STEM talent pipeline for NH businesses. The project will create 11 new and renovated instructional labs fitted with modern equipment, and increase laboratory instructional capacity by 850 students. The expansion will increase the number of students graduating in STEM fields by 250 a year.
In addition to the UNH project, the University System will seek $9 million over the next three biennia to address critical deferred maintenance in high-use buildings at Keene State College and Plymouth State University in order to meet the needs of students and help support the economies of the Monadnock, Lakes Region, and North Country regions.
In addition to one-time strategic funding, the University System has submitted a $5 million efficiency request that will maintain NH resident enrollment levels and limit tuition increases to no more than 2.5%, well below national trends.