Will a Bachelor’s Degree in Texas cost less than $10,000 one day?

Original Story featured in Houston Chronicle on Feb. 13, 2011 by Melissa Ludwig – ‘Community colleges answer Perry’s Call’

Governor Perry recently issued a challenge to universities to create a $10,000 bachelor’s degree with textbooks included. I know, this may sound comical, but some education leaders say it can be done at community colleges.

Cost of Bachelors Degree around the World (Infographic)

“It is an idea that is long overdue” says Shirley Reed, president of South Texas College in McAllen. According to Reed, her two degrees in technology management and computer information technology run about $10,000, not including textbooks. This is a difference in cost compared to some baccalaureate degrees at public universities that are approaching a cost of $100,000. I guess we will have to wait and see if colleges step up to the challenge.

Top-10-Certificate-Degrees-in-America

This infographic is courtesy of Certificate Requirements and Designed by Graphs

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