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MU review targets "low-producing" degrees

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By AP/St. Louis Public Radio

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri's flagship campus is reviewing 75 degree programs for possible elimination under a statewide cost-cutting edict.

The state Department of Higher Education defines such "low-producing" programs as those awarding fewer than 10 bachelor's degrees a year on average. The cutoff is five graduates for master's programs and three graduates for doctoral programs.

Computer science, food science and nutrition and three foreign languages are among the subjects on the Columbia campus meeting the state's criteria.

Chancellor Brady Deaton is expected to discuss the state review Wednesday afternoon at a campus-wide faculty meeting. Final approval of any program elimination rests with the university system's Board of Curators.


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