TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Four more Florida colleges have accepted Governor Scott’s $10,000 degree challenge. Governor Scott is asking state colleges to develop bachelor’s degree programs that cost students no more than $10,000 to complete. So far, more than half of the 28 institutions in the Florida College System have announced support or interest in exploring the higher education affordability challenge.
Representatives from Brevard Community College, Northwest Florida State College, South Florida State College, and Chipola College are the latest colleges to accept the challenge. Many of the programs will be in high-demand areas including information technology, business and organizational management, education, and engineering technology.
Governor Scott said, “We’ve challenged colleges to make school more affordable for students by creating the $10,000 degree challenge. It’s a real testament to Florida’s college system to see so many schools stepping up to the challenge, and I look forward to seeing even more schools work to make school more affordable for Florida families.”
Gainesville’s Santa Fe College agreed to offer a Public Safety Management degree for $10,000. Seminole State College of Florida says it’ll lower tuition to that level for Construction Management. Daytona State promises to drop tuition to $10,000 for any bachelor's degree a student can complete within three years.
Broward College, St. Petersburg College, The College of Central Florida and Valencia College accepted the challenge, but offered fewer specifics for which degrees they would offer at that cost.