Program Viability

Beginning in 2010, ADHE staff annually will identify existing certificate and degree programs that do not meet AHECB program viability standards. New certificates and associate degrees will be identified for program viability standards after three years, and bachelor’s degrees and above will be identified after five years. 1.

The viability standards, based on a three-year average, are as follows:

  • An average of four (4) graduates per year for career and technical education certificates (CTE) and career and technical associate degree programs (AAS);
  • An average of four (4) graduates per year for bachelor’s degrees in science, mathematics, engineering, foreign languages, middle school education, and secondary education programs for licensure in science and mathematics;
  • An average of six (6) graduates per year for transfer associate degrees (AA, AS, and AAT) and bachelor’s programs;
  • An average of four (4) graduates per year for master’s, specialist and first- professional programs; and,
  • An average of two (2) graduates per year for doctoral programs. 

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