Palm Beach State offers high-tech bachelor’s degree for $10,000
Joining the statewide mission to make college as affordable as possible, Palm Beach State College has lowered the cost of its Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Information Management to $10,000 for qualified students. The tuition reduction answers Gov. Rick Scott’s “$10,000 Degree Challenge” to provide affordable, quality bachelor’s degrees in high-demand fields. The challenge has been accepted by all 24 baccalaureate degree-granting colleges in the Florida College System.
The $10,000 price is reserved for Florida residents who complete an A.S. or A.A. degree at Palm Beach State and maintain a 3.0 grade point average throughout their entire time at the College. The full criteria is explained on the College’s website.
Two information sessions are scheduled: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 6-7 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 5, 3-4 p.m. Both sessions will be held in the Center for Bachelor’s Programs building, room 103. The application deadline to be considered for the $10,000 degree is June 30.
The B.A.S. in Information Management focuses on fast-growing career paths in the computer industry. Students enrolled in the $10,000 degree program have a choice of two concentration areas: Database Administration or Security and Network Assurance (IT Forensics). A third concentration area in Project Management is offered at the regular tuition rate.
Even without the $10,000 degree, Palm Beach State has the lowest tuition in the state and the 7th lowest in the nation among public four-year colleges and universities, according to recent data compiled by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center. Four years tuition at Palm Beach State, culminating in a bachelor’s degree, costs about $13,000.