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Dec 11, 2010 2:41 PM by AP

Fort Lewis College to shed 3 majors to save money

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - Fort Lewis College is planning to discontinue three majors by the end of the 2012-13 school year.

The Board of Trustees decided Friday to cut computer science, Southwest studies and agricultural science because of a combination of high costs and low or declining enrollment numbers.

President Dene Kay Thomas says the decision most directly will affect nine professors and 126 students with majors, minors or concentrations in the degree programs.

The Durango Herald reports the move is expected to save $425,000. The college has been cutting $4.5 million over the last two years. It expects a 30 percent reduction in state funding over the next fiscal year and is considering tuition hikes.

Information from: Durango Herald, http://www.durangoherald.com

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