San Juan College eyes eliminating 3 degree programs

San Juan College

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) – The board of San Juan College is set to vote on eliminating three degree programs due to low enrollment and low student job placement.

President Toni Pendergrass told The Daily Times in Farmington, New Mexico last week board members will vote Tuesday on discontinuing the machining, renewable energy and outdoor leadership, education and recreation associate degree programs.

It will be the first time board members will have voted on eliminating any degree programs since Pendergrass started at the college in 2012. San Juan College currently has 164 degree and certificate programs.

Officials say staff at the Four Corners school looked at a variety of performance metrics, including a program’s enrollment, return on investment and job placement in the community. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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