College And University Council Seeks To Narrow Education Gap

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Studies show that more and more Granite State residents are turning elsewhere for higher education, and the New Hampshire College and University Council is hoping to do something about it.

The organization, a nonprofit consortium of 22 public and private higher education institutions in the state, is entering its third year of an effort focused on keeping New Hampshire residents in the state for college, and bringing in more out-of-state students.

The organization began the campaign two years ago, to cut down the number of Granite Staters who leave the state to attend college.

The effort brings mini college fairs to high school campuses throughout the fall, brings in guidance counselors from around the country to tour New Hampshire institutions and educates low-income students about ways they can make higher education more accessible.

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