$10,000 Bachelor’s Degree Is Proposed in California Legislation
A California state legislator is the latest elected official to push for public colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees at bargain-basement prices.
Assemblyman Dan Logue, a Republican, has introduced a bill to create a pilot program for students to earn a bachelor’s degree at a cost of no more than $10,000.
The legislation in California follows similar suggestions in Florida, where Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, has asked the state’s colleges to design a $10,000 bachelor’s degree. Meanwhile, several institutions in Texas are already working to create a low-cost diploma.
In all three cases, however, the $10,000 price for the student represents only a portion of the overall cost of the education, with high schools, community colleges, and universities absorbing much of the remaining costs.