What Happened to the $10,000 Degree?
Barbara Shelly, Community College Daily
Rick Perry had just been elected to a third term as governor of Texas when he issued a call to the state’s public colleges and universities in a 2011 speech for the creation of bachelor’s degrees that cost no more than $10,000, including textbooks. The next year, former Florida Gov. Rick Scott made a similar ask to colleges in his state.
But while the appeal of the $10,000 degree as a political buzzword has faded, the concept still exists in Texas, Florida, and elsewhere—even if the price has inflated a bit.