The board of New Hampshire’s Community College System announced today it will freeze tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Tuition for a full-time, in-state student will remain at just over $6000 a year.
This marks the fifth consecutive year without an increase in tuition.
Governor Maggie Hassan praised the move, saying in a statement that it will help to develop a stronger workforce pipeline that could attract new businesses to the state.
Despite the freeze, tuition at New Hampshire’s Community Colleges is still the second highest in the country, behind only Vermont.
In-state tuition for New Hampshire’s four-year public universities remains the most expensive in the country at approximately $15,000 a year.