Some colleges offer no-frills education at lower cost

Feb. 3, 2009
Satellite campus of Southern New Hampshire University forgoes amenities

The Salem satellite campus of Southern New Hampshire University, if it can generously be called that, encompasses the third floor of a new brick building in a nondescript suburban office park just off an interstate. Tuition costs just $10,000 a year. Twenty miles north, in Manchester, students on the school's wooded main campus shell out $25,000 in tuition to attend classes taught by some of the same professors. In addition to academics, though, they have access to a state-of-the-art gym with a rotating climbing wall and an Olympic-size pool. By next January, they will dine in a $14 million food court. Southern New Hampshire is at the forefront of a push by some colleges to provide a no-frills, lower-cost education for students who don't mind forgoing traditional college life and its accompanying amenities.

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