Ohio universities keep cutting programs—what’s the deal?

Last week, Kent State University announced it intends to cut spending by tens of millions of dollars in coming years.

Days earlier, the University of Toledo published plans to suspend and merge 48 of its degree programs.

The schools are the latest to join a growing list of Ohio schools to announce looming cuts.

At some schools, enrollment in certain degree programs has gotten so low that colleges argue it doesn’t make financial sense to continue them. According to Miami University, for example, fewer than 35 students were enrolled in each of the programs it identified to cut.

Read more from the Statehouse News Bureau.


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