The College of Saint Rose Board of Trustees approves a plan to cut 25 academic programs.
It includes the closure of 16 bachelor’s degrees, six master’s degrees, and three certificate programs. The move is part of an effort to reduce academic expenses by about $6 million. Current students enrolled in these programs will be able to finish their degrees and will receive individualized degree completion plans. No new students will be enrolled in the programs scheduled for closure. The decisions impact 10% of undergraduate students and 4% of the graduate students enrolled at Saint Rose. Earlier this year, the College made $8 million in administrative and staff expense reductions including layoffs, salary reductions, and freezing the staff pension plan.