Gov. Bevin urges colleges to cut unprofitable programs

Madison Rexroat

At a higher education conference on Tuesday, Gov. Matt Bevin recommended that colleges adapt to tighter state budgets by cutting entire programs on their campuses.

Anything that isn’t creating graduates to fill high-demand jobs should go according to Bevin. What the governor wants to see more of is engineering students – in fact, he wants Kentucky to become the nation’s epicenter of engineering and manufacturing.

“If you’re studying interpretive dance, God bless you,” Bevin said. “But there’s not a lot of jobs right now in America looking for people with that as a skill set.”

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