Board of Regents Looks At Low-Producing Programs

Chattanooga (AP) -- The Tennessee Board of Regents will decide the fate of 34 academic programs that produce few graduates.

Decisions are expected this week about which ones to end.

Education officials say the review is part of a regular examination to make sure resources are being placed where they're needed most.

President Carl Hite of Cleveland State Community College says the workplace is changing so fast that some programs put into place three or four years ago are no longer in demand.

The Regents have identified 189 academic programs as "low-producing." the programs turn out an average of fewer than ten graduates over five years.

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