Buffalo State Cuts More Than 3 Dozen Academic Programs

Buffalo State University

Like many other universities across the nation, Buffalo State University in New York has been dealing with financial issues due to declining enrollment. As a result, school officials have made the difficult decision to slash some programs.

The reality of the issue may not be as alarming as the headline implies, though. Since the programs being dropped are low-enrollment offerings, less than 1% of the student body will be affected. Moreover, students who are already enrolled in these programs will still be able to complete them.

Here are some of the programs that will no longer be accepting new students at Buffalo State:

  • Bachelor of Science in Afro-American Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Design
  • Master of Arts in Chemistry
  • Master of Arts in Physics
  • Master of Science in Professional Applied and Computational Mathematics
  • Master of Science in Urban Education

Buffalo State’s Interim President Bonita R. Durand said, “I am confident that our Buffalo State University community can both ensure our long-term financial sustainability while continuing to do what we do best: delivering a high-quality educational experience for our students.”

It’s not all bad news. In 2023, the school’s undergraduate enrollment was up for the first time in a decade.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Buffalo State University among the top 45 public schools in the country. Here at CVO, the school is featured in two of our recent rankings: the 50 Best Colleges for International Studies and the Bachelor’s in Anthropology: Top 50 Values.

Source: Buffalo State To Cut 37 Programs Amid Financial Woes

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