Texas State University System proposes $10,000 degree

July 13, 2012

The Texas State University System is the state's third major university system to announce the creation of an undergraduate degree that cost just $10,000 -- a response to Governor Rick Perry's 2011 call for more affordable PSE offerings. In the Texas State model, the opportunity is available to secondary school students who graduate with at least a 2.5 GPA and at least 30 hours of college credit completed. The total cost would be capped at $10,000 though deferred scholarships that students earn provided they maintain at least a 3.0 GPA and take 15 hours of classes per term, allowing them to graduate in 3 years. Texas Tribune