Online courses seen as pillar to $13K degree

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The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board announced the start of the Texas Affordable Baccalaureate Degree Program, after a soft launch at South Texas College and Texas A&M University-Commerce. The colleges collaborated with the board over the past several years to develop the program.

Education officials said work on the program came in response to a challenge made by Gov. Rick Perry in 2011, when he called on state universities to develop a four-year baccalaureate degree that costs no more than $10,000.

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