Gadsden State to Close Aquaculture Program

Tuesday, June 19, 2018


Gadsden State Community College has announced the closure of the College’s Aquaculture program after spring semester 2019. The decision to cut the program was based carefully on the analysis of graduation and completion rates, job availability, and overall cost. 


The president of Gadsden State, Dr. Martha Lavender stresses that the program’s closure has nothing to do with program quality. Lavender tells us that after 3 years of searching for a solution, they have struggled to meet program viability standards.
The program costs the college $188,000 per year with only 222 credit hours generated during the 2017 through 2018 academic year. This means that during the last school year, the program brought in just a little more than $32,000. 


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