Regents vote to cut more than 100 programs

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Posted: Apr 27, 2011 11:10 AM by Russell Jones
Updated: Apr 27, 2011 11:10 AM
Source: WBRZ

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BATON ROUGE - The state Board of Regents voted to cut more than a hundred degree programs from the state's colleges and universities to deal with expected budget cuts.

The full board approved all recommended cuts and consolidations, which included ending 109 degree programs, consolidating 189, and conditionally keeping 107 programs. 51 low-completion programs were given a status of "maintain without further reporting needed".

Universities will no longer accept new students into programs that had been terminated, and existing students will have time to either finish their degrees or transfer to other programs.

Stephanie Ryan will have a full report on how this impacts local universities tonight on News 2 at 6 p.m.

For a full list of cut and consolidated degree programs, visit the Board of Regents website.

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