University System of Georgia To Cut Some Degree Programs

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The University System of Georgia is preparing to eliminate about 250 degree programs that duplicate what's offered in the state’s public technical colleges.

No students are currently enrolled in the programs, and many have been dormant for years, said Linda Noble, associate vice chancellor.

The state Board of Regents is scheduled to vote on the change during Wednesday's meeting. If the change is approved, Clayton State would cut nine programs, and Georgia Perimeter and Atlanta Metropolitan colleges would each eliminate 17.

The University System decided to remove the programs as part of a renewed collaborative effort between the state's two higher education agencies. Both signed agreements this winter pledging to work better together to help more students earn a college degree and avoid duplication and unnecessary competition.

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