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Palm Beach State offers high-tech bachelor’s degree for $10,000

Information Sessions will be held 2/4 and 2/5.
Information Sessions for the Information Management program and $10K options will be held 2/4 and 2/5.

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.

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