Florida Governor Rick Scott, a Republican, on Monday called for community colleges -- many of which in his state already offer bachelor's degrees -- to do so for total student costs of $10,000, The Orlando Sentinel reported. Those community colleges with bachelor's programs generally cost more than that. Texas Governor Rick Perry, a Republican, has championed the idea of the $10,000 degree and several such programs have launched in Texas. But close analysis of the programs suggests that students in other programs are subsidizing the $10,000 program students, and that the reforms have been more about pricing (for a small number) rather than college costs generally.
- Texas, Florida, and Wisconsin governors see large overlap in higher education platforms
- $10,000 degree push has led to innovation in pricing but not cost control
- The $10,000 Question
- Florida governor candidates spar over higher education funding
- College for America hits $10,000 mark with new, competency-based bachelor's degrees
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