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Saturday, February 05, 2011

Bob Jones University Considers Possible Cutbacks

Spokesman Says Evaluation Of Operations, Academic Programs Is In 'Early Stages'

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Administrators at Bob Jones University are considering internal adjustments, according to a spokesman.

Brian Scoles told WYFF that the school is in the early stages of evaluating whether any cutbacks in the faculty, staff or academic programs are necessary.

"These are challenging times for higher education, and we're doing everything we can to produce highly trained graduates who find value in what we offer," Scoles said.

Scoles declined to give reasons that would necessitate any changes, but said the school wants to make sure everything is operating as efficiently and effectively as possible.

"Like any institution of higher learning, BJU continuously looks at all operations -- our academic programs and academic support operations -- to make sue we are effective and efficient in all we do," Scoles said. "We are focused on maintaining the quality ... value and affordability of a BJU education. We care about the families we serve and want to keep our quality high and programs affordable for the broadest number possible."

Scoles told News 4 the tuition for a full-time student is $5,960 per semester. He said students from all 50 states and 40 foreign countries attend Bob Jones University.

Myra Ruiz, WYFF News 4 Reporter
POSTED: 7:57 pm EST January 26, 2011
UPDATED: 9:33 pm EST January 26, 2011


Accessed February 5, 2011


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