Albany Community College Cuts Jobs, 2 Sports Teams, Raises Tuition

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Linn-Benton Community College plans to cut 23 jobs, eliminate its baseball and women's basketball teams, and raise tuition.

President Greg Hamann says the cuts are a result of a 5 percent drop in enrollment, state funding cuts and rising health care costs.

The Albany Democrat-Herald reports that students will face a $3 per credit increase in tuition in the fall, and larger tuition increases can be expected for higher-cost programs.

The job cuts include layoffs and positions in which retirees won't be replaced. Ten are among the faculty, nine are staff positions, and four are administrators.

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