The University of New Hampshire at Manchester and White Mountains Community College are partnering to allow students in certain programs to pay community college tuition rates for a four-year degree.
The program will be available to students with an Associate's degree in Criminal Justice or Internet Technology from White Mountains Community College. After receiving that degree, students could go on to receive a Bachelor's degree from UNH Manchester while continuing to pay only the Community College tuition costs.
The hope is to address two workforce needs in New Hampshire. Students in the Criminal Justice program could help ease the state’s crisis-level staffing shortage at the state prisons. And administrators hope graduates of the Information Technology program will help modernize the state’s workforce overall.
The partnership is funded by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund. UNH and the Community College system already offer seamless transfer agreements, and dual admissions programs.