Education appropriations per FTE increased 42.1% ($1,280 per FTE) in New Hampshire between 2019 and 2020. As a result, New Hampshire moved from 50th to 49th in education appropriations per FTE. In large part, the funding increase is due to almost $31 million in federal stimulus funding ($886 per FTE).
There were also increases in per-FTE general operating appropriations: 29.9% at two-year public institutions and 8.2% at four-year public institutions. The numbers are also adjusted upward due to a 4.6% decline in net FTE enrollment. Percent changes in states like New Hampshire sometimes fluctuate more dramatically due to low funding and FTE. Excluding stimulus funds, New Hampshire’s additional higher education investments totaled $14.6 million.