GSC Works is an initiative that provides a place for the Granite State College community to come together to voice our collective support for continued access to higher education in New Hampshire.
In 2011, New Hampshire lawmakers made a substantial 48% cut to the University System of New Hampshire’s (USNH) budget—the most severe cuts made to public funding for education in our nation’s history. During this time, GSC experienced strong enrollment growth and we are now serving more students than ever in spite of this drastic reduction to our level of funding.
The impact of these cuts was felt across the USNH system, and GSC Works serves as our community's call-to-action approach to hurdle this challenge in a way that is attentive to the challenges of our economy, while providing reliable and affordable access to education for the citizens of New Hampshire.
Granite State College's Mission
The mission of Granite State College is to expand access to quality public higher education to adults of all ages throughout the state of New Hampshire. Our mission of delivering unparalleled, high quality education in an affordable, flexible, and innovate setting is more relevant than ever. Our recent enrollment success reaffirms the important role GSC plays in New Hampshire.
Our Collective Goal
Together with our fellow USNH institutions, we hope to convince state lawmakers to restore the 48% cut that was made the USNH budget in 2011 in exchange for a two year in-state tuition freeze and a commitment to provide more financial aid.
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