Governor Rick Perry wants public colleges and universities in Texas to develop bachelor's degrees that would cost students only $10,000 in total, including the cost of textbooks, KXAN News reported. Perry, a Republican, didn't offer details on how colleges could do this, and some Democrats are questioning the realism of the idea, given that $10,000 would be a small fraction of costs today (which vary among institutions). In the State of the State address in which he issued the call, Perry said that online education and "innovative teaching techniques" could make the degrees possible.
- $10,000 degree push has led to innovation in pricing but not cost control
- Texas, Florida, and Wisconsin governors see large overlap in higher education platforms
- The $10,000 Question
- Partnership with Perry?
- Texas university supporters release data on outcomes to counter Perry's reforms
- U of Texas political tensions to come to a head in legislative hearings this spring
- U. of Texas at Austin leader won't be forced out immediately
- Creating a Degree for 10K
Search for Jobs