CF Accepts 'Governor's $10,000 Degree Challenge'
Nov. 26, 2012
The College of Central Florida has accepted the “Governor’s $10,000 Degree Challenge,” issued by Gov. Rick Scott during a press conference at St. Petersburg College this morning.
“I am issuing a challenge to our state colleges to find innovative ways to offer a bachelor’s degree at a cost of just $10,000 in fields that will provide graduates with the best opportunity for employment,” Scott said. “As I travel the state, families tell me that they care about three things — getting a good job, a quality education, and enjoying a low cost of living. As a former community college student myself, I know how important it is for us to keep costs low while working to connect students with degree fields that prepare them for great careers.”
The College of Central Florida is poised to accept the challenge with its Bachelor of Applied Science in Business and Organizational Management, which has been offered at CF since January 2011.
“CF is excited about supporting the challenge from Gov. Scott to offer a $10,000 bachelor degree,” said Dr. Jim Henningsen, CF president, who joined Gov. Scott at a press conference at Valencia College this afternoon. “Our mission is to provide affordable, high quality programs that prepare our graduates for jobs, and our community needs us more than ever.
“By providing a $10,000 bachelor degree in our most popular program, Business and Organizational Management, we make a direct impact on helping families to secure an affordable degree in areas that provide a great opportunity for employment,” Henningsen said.
CF administrators will develop a strategy in the coming weeks to meet the challenge. CF’s tuition for a Florida resident in 2012-2013 is $105.10 per credit hour for associate degree courses and $120.89 for baccalaureate level courses.
The CF Business and Organizational Management program offers specializations in Agribusiness Management, Management Information Systems, Health Care Management and Public Safety Administration.