Edison State College to pursue $10K degree
FOX 4 Staff
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FORT MYERS, Fla. - Edison State College is taking up the challenge laid out by Governor Rick Scott to offer a four-year degree for $10,000.
Edison State College President Jeff Allbritten announced today the college is working on a way to offer a degree for $10,000. On average, a four-year degree from Edison costs about $13,000.
"Late last year the Governor issued a challenge to create a baccalaureate degree program that would cost $10,000," said Dr. Albritten. "We have accepted this challenge and are now working to try and make it possible.
Edison State College is targeting the Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Biology Education.
“With this degree in mind, we are now exploring ways to find alternative funding sources to cover the difference," said Allbritten. "There is a high demand for secondary biology teachers, and this degree would be an excellent avenue to give our students an even better value while also addressing a local workforce need."