(Mount Pleasant) A private college in southeast Iowa is scaling back because of declining enrollment.
Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant expects to save three million dollars through the decisions recently made by its Board of Trustees. It ratified a decision made by the administration to close 16 academic programs and lay off 45 employees. College President Steven Titus says school committees reviewed programs, enrollment patterns and graduation rates. He says it’s no longer appropriate to fund programs with little or no student interest.
Students at those programs affected will be able to graduate in their major. The employee reductions will happen over the next two years.
Iowa Radio Network