Gov. Nixon: Missouri higher education needs to tighten its belt

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 | 12:35 p.m. CDT; updated 1:17 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, October 26, 2010

COLUMBIA — Missouri governor Jay Nixon told higher education leaders Tuesday that he is committed to reducing state education expenses with increased collaboration and possibly eliminating redundant programs.

Nixon told a Columbia conference Tuesday that Missouri's public colleges and universities need to tighten their belts. He says the schools should look for more opportunities to work together while embracing advances in technology.

State officials have instructed MU and other public schools to review degree programs that have few graduates for possible elimination or consolidation.

The state Department of Higher Education defines such programs as those awarding an average of fewer than 10 bachelor's degrees a year.


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Andrew Hansen October 26, 2010 | 12:49 p.m.

@Missourian Staff: You might want to consider swaping the placement of the "Show Me the Errors" and "Comments" sections unless you are expecting corrections to be more common than comments.

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