Low enrollment forces CNM to cut classes

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Low enrollment at CNM has forced the community college to cut about 500 classes. The school has not said how many students have been affected but some are scrambling to find other classes to take.

CNM had warned of the cancellations last month if more students didn’t enroll for the spring semester and the low oil prices didn’t help either. That’s because the state likely won’t give the school all the money it needs.

CNM officials released the following statement Thursday:

“CNM administration certainly feels compassion for students who registered for a class that had to be canceled due to a low number of students signing up for a particular course section,” said CNM Vice President of Academic Affairs Sydney Gunthorpe. “It’s always difficult making the decision to cancel a course section. Unfortunately, canceling a small percentage of course sections that have a low number of students registered in them is part of operating a college. We’re obligated through our budget responsibilities to be efficient in our course scheduling. Whenever a class needs to be canceled, we do our best to reach out to the affected students in an effort to help them find another option.”

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