AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation today released a paper by Center for Higher Education Director Dr. Tom Lindsay on the progress toward making higher education more affordable. Revolution Rising? – 2014 Update on Texas’ Affordable Baccalaureate Degrees addresses the progress made since then-Governor Perry’s 2011 challenge to universities to craft $10,000 degrees. 

“Texas is providing the nation a model for increasing the affordability of higher education. In 2014, three higher-education partners—Texas A&M University-Commerce, South Texas College, and THECB—launched the ‘Affordable Baccalaureate Program,’” said Lindsay. “This is Texas’ first public university bachelor's degree combining online learning and competency-based standards. This new model will not only help Texas students—and their parents–but also lead a wave of likeminded reform across the country.”
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Thomas K. Lindsay, Ph.D., is Director of the Center for 10th Amendment Action and the Center for Higher Education at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. He is a former deputy chairman and chief operating officer of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and has more than two decades of experience in higher education management and instruction.

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.

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