Low Enrollment an Ongoing Challenge at Keene State

Sep 13, 2017

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Keene State College is looking to cut costs as the school year kicks off. The college was expecting to run a deficit this year, but revenue is down even more than anticipated due to low student enrollment.

Administrators are looking for areas where spending can be tightened without affecting student experience. Todd Leach, chancellor of the University System of New Hampshire, said low enrollment isn't just a challenge for Keene State. “Every college in New England really has to be making some adjustments for changing demographics,” he said.

The school is hoping to finalize its budget in the next couple weeks, he said.

Keene State is in the midst of a leadership transition. The college's former president stepped down unexpectedly in June.