Campus News Blog: Is a $10,000 bachelor’s degree possible?

February 23, 2011  

Posted by Elena Harding
eharding@smu.edu

Gov. Rick Perry has asked state lawmakers to change funding to colleges and universities and issued a challenge to schools, to create a $10,000 bachelor’s degree with the cost of books included.

On the surface this sounds like a great idea. Each year would cost $2,500. Most student loans at SMU are much more than that.

However, lawmakers are not too sure this idea is feasible, doubting whether universities can create a $10,000 four-year degree. Other cost-saving measures include awarding funding based on number of degrees awarded and closing or combining institutions.

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Comments

3 Responses to “Campus News Blog: Is a $10,000 bachelor’s degree possible?”

  1. Josh Miller on February 28th, 2011 12:17 pm

    Your bloggers should probs refrain from plagiarizing.

    I’m quite sure she didn’t find out this info on her own.

  2. aahmed on February 28th, 2011 1:14 pm

    She didn’t. That’s why she links to the Texas Tribune in the first sentence.

  3. Josh Miller on February 28th, 2011 9:14 pm

    Then don’t pass this off as a blog.

    If its all everyone else’s ideas, then you should probably just call it a news piece, and then actually say “I’m taking this from someone else.”