Texplainer: How Can I Get a $10,000 Degree?

Hey, Texplainer: I hear Texas has a $10,000 degree. How can I get one?

Early this month, Texas A&M University-San Antonio President Maria Ferrier and Alamo Colleges Chancellor Bruce Leslie announced that they had devised a bachelor’s degree that costs roughly $9,700.

The news was met with understandable enthusiasm. “Texas A&M-San Antonio answers the $10,000 question,” declared Thomas Lindsay, director of the higher education center at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a conservative think tank that gained notoriety in the higher ed world in recent years for pushing a set of controversial reforms.

The “question” Lindsay ...

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