Lake-Sumter State College Responds to Governor’s $10,000 Degree Challenge

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LAKE-SUMTER STATE COLLEGE RESPONDS TO GOVERNOR’S $10,000 DEGREE CHALLENGE

Leesburg, FL. – In November 2012, Governor Rick Scott issued a challenge to Florida’s state colleges to create bachelor’s degree programs that cost no more than $10,000. The goal is to address the problem of rising college costs and student debt.

“LSSC shares the Governor’s goal of providing access to affordable bachelor’s degrees for Floridians,” said Dr. Charles Mojock, LSSC President. “We look forward to working with the Governor and our sister institutions to create such programs for the communities we serve,”

Lake-Sumter State College has always sought to provide Floridians access to affordable, high-quality higher education. According to the US Department of Education, LSSC is among the leaders in keeping the net price of attendance low at $2796 in 2010-2011, placing in the top 5% in the nation.

In addition LSSC’s Direct Connect to UCF Consortium makes degrees more affordable allowing students in our region to avoid relocation costs by staying close to home for their final two years of school. “These are just a few examples of what LSSC is doing to ensure our community has quality education close to home,” added Dr. Mojock, LSSC President.

Earlier this month, Lake-Sumter State College (LSSC) launched its first baccalaureate degree in Organizational Management and is among Florida’s 28 state colleges authorized to offer a bachelor’s degree.

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