Florida community colleges challenged to offer $10,000 degrees

Bachelor's degrees, that is.  From The Miami Herald.

Gov. Scott challenges community colleges to offer $10,000 degrees
Scott’s proposal: offering discounted bachelor’s degree programs, priced at $10,000 or less for in-state residents.  
The governor’s $10,000 degree push is for now voluntary, but seven of Florida’s 28 community colleges have pledged to take part, including Broward College.  
The $10,000 figure would cover the cost of tuition for all four years of college, though it may not include other costs such as textbooks.  
“This $10,000 degree challenge will undoubtedly jump-start the dreams of many Floridians,” Scott said in a statement released by his office.  
Broward College Provost Linda Howdyshell said the school is looking into offering $10,000 degrees in three areas: information technology, supervision and management, and transportation and logistics. With so many details still to be worked out, Howdyshell said it would be difficult to launch the initiative by fall of 2013, though the college might be able to begin one of the degree tracks by then. 
Miami Dade College representatives declined to comment on Monday.  
Right now, pursuing a bachelor’s degree at a Florida community college costs an average of $13,264 for four years of instruction. Obtaining a bachelor’s degree at a state university — where tuition has increased dramatically in recent years — costs about $25,700.


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