Florida Gov. Rick Scott proposes $10,000 degree prices for community colleges
- Florida Gov. Rick Scott has issued his state's community colleges a challenge to offer $10,000 bachelor's degree programs, and seven of Florida's 28 community colleges have already pledged their commitment.
- Broward College wants to launch the initiative for at least one degree track by fall of 2013, and Provost Linda Howdyshell says the school's current plans include a total of three degree fields--information technology, supervision and management, and transportation and logistics.
- It's worth noting that $10,000 was roughly the price of a bachelor's degree at Florida community colleges as recently as the 2009-10 academic year and Scott has yet to make any state funding commitments to aid the colleges in once again offering a degree at that price.
From the article:
Florida Gov. Rick Scott kicked off the Cyber Monday shopping day by firmly planting a “Sale” sign on some of the state’s community colleges. Scott’s proposal: offering discounted bachelor’s degree programs, priced at $10,000 or less for in-state residents. ...
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