Working with community colleges, two Texas universities will offer bachelor’s degrees for less than $10,000, reports the Texas Tribune.
Gov. Rick Perry called for a $10,000 degree in his State of the State address in 2011.
(Alamo Colleges Chancellor Bruce) Leslie said that Perry’s push has led to an increased emphasis on cooperation between community colleges and four-year universities. The result, he said, is a degree that meets Perry’s target — and is even less expensive. At Texas A&M-San Antonio . . . a bachelor’s in information technology with an emphasis on cyber security will cost about $9,700.
Other low-cost degrees are under development. Starting in 2013, a bachelor’s of applied science in organizational leadership will be available for under $10,000 in South Texas.