Albany State University and Darton State University, two public institutions that Georgia officials are moving to merge, jointly announced plans Monday to eliminate faculty and staff positions and to eliminate "low-producing academic programs." The programs were not identified. The universities cited enrollment declines as the reason. The breakdown between faculty and staff positions was not released.
Albany State, a historically black college, which saw enrollment drop 25 percent from 2011 to 2015, is eliminating 80 positions, of which 48 are currently filled. Darton State, which saw a 10 percent decline during that period, is cutting 30 positions, none of which are filled.
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