Higher Ed Board Cuts Physics Degrees At TSU And Prairie View A&M

Source: Melissa Ludwig / Houston Chronicle

In the spirit of accountability, Texas is cracking down on low-producing degree programs, at times over the pleas of college officials.

Earlier this year, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board identified 545 programs at public universities, community colleges and health institutions that were not producing enough graduates, including several at Texas Southern University and Prairie View A&M.

On Thursday, the board rejected a final appeal to save bachelor’s degrees in physics at both institutions, over protests from TSU President John Rudley.

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